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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

In just starting back losing weight and working ou
Updated 1/28/2015 8:09:29 AM

In just starting back losing weight and working out again. I lost 100 pounds and got off track. Now I'm trying to get back. Damn its hard this time. Hard to stop the junk food. Any advice please?...  Read more

I reached my goal weight!
Updated 1/28/2015 11:42:57 AM

I've finally reached the weight I'd like to be at! Now the plan is to maintain that weight for awhile and enjoy it. Instead of weight loss, I'm shifting my focus to taking care of my body with good nutrition and exercise. Everyone on here, keep up th...  Read more

Starting over again and need some weight loss frie
Updated 1/23/2015 11:27:17 AM

Starting over again and need some weight loss friends!...  Read more

Weight doesn't seem to wanna shift :( been on a di
Updated 1/22/2015 4:47:49 PM

Weight doesn't seem to wanna shift :( been on a diet for 2 months and exercise regularly. The mummy tummy just doesn't seem to go away :(...  Read more

i need help to lose weight I'm a 33 female I weigh
Updated 1/22/2015 12:55:37 AM

i need help to lose weight I'm a 33 female I weight 243 and I can't seem to lose weight I usually just give up and go back to my old way so is there anyone out there that is willing to help me !!!!!!...  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