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Ankle Weight Training Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Ankle Weight Training.

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6 Essential Variables in Weight Training

Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete. By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe...  Read more

Exercising with a Stability Ball

A fitness trend is sweeping the nation that involves balancing oneself on an oversized ball while performing functional resistance movements. The ball is referred to as a "physio" or "Swiss" ball and has grabbed the attention of n...  Read more

A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and...  Read more

How to Use the Seated Calf Raise Machine

In this exercise, movement will come from the ankles. The Setup Sit on the seat of the calf raise machine. Place your thighs under the leg pad, just above your knees. Place the balls of your feet on the foot rest, allowing your ankles to hang...  Read more

How to Use the Leg Extension Machine

In this exercise, movement will come from the knees. The Setup Sit on the chair and place your feet behind the foot pads, which should make contact with your lower shin, just above your ankles. Adjust the seat so that the back of your legs lie...  Read more

does anyone else have trouble losing weight while
Updated 2/25/2015 1:01:56 AM

does anyone else have trouble losing weight while breastfeeding. Most of my friends say, "Breastfeeding made the weight fall right off." I have been logging faithfully since the second week of January and I have lost a total of 5 pounds....  Read more

Medication caused weight gain I was put on Lupron
Updated 2/24/2015 3:34:24 PM

Medication caused weight gain I was put on Lupron over a year ago. I gained 30 lbs in just a few months. I also was in a lot of pain and the weight gain made me lose motivation. I had a hyst in November and my pain is gone, but my weight remains....  Read more

Women lifting weights = looking manly?
Updated 2/26/2015 12:34:10 AM

obviously this is not true but a common notion amongst several female co-workers of mine is that they won't lift weights for fear of looking like a man. Question: what would be your retort to that type of statement?...  Read more

How do you fix your previous weight if you typed i
Updated 2/24/2015 1:51:13 PM

How do you fix your previous weight if you typed it in wrong and just noticed?...  Read more

Tracking Meat Weights - Cooked or Uncooked?
Updated 2/24/2015 2:33:36 PM

This has always confused me and I don't know why. I just can't wrap my head around it. When weighing and tracking meat do you track the cooked weight or the uncooked weight? For example, I didn't weigh my chicken out before cooking but I did after co...  Read more

Avoid Ankle weights, use a weighted vest instead

Instead of using weights on your extremities, increase your intensity - either go faster, or use incline and interval training to increase the intensity of your workouts. If you need to add weights, consider a weighted vest. You will suffer fewer i...  Read more

Wii fit!

Put ankle weights and arm weights before playing wii fit, not only do you get the benefit of being active on something really fun -- but the added resistance from the ankle weights and arm weights burns more calories!...  Read more

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  Read more

You Asked: ''Is It Safe to Wear Wrist or Ankle Weights While Walking or Exercising?''

SparkPeople's fitness experts advise against wearing wrist and ankle weights while doing cardio exercise and other general daily activities. Even though they are lightweight (usually two pounds or less), the risk of injuring yourself by wearing t...  Read more

6 Calf Exercises for More Shapely Legs

Having strong calf muscles are what gives our lower legs that often sought after well-defined look, but having strong calf muscles also aids running and walking by allowing for ankle extension. While many of us find working the quadriceps (front t...  Read more