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-BENI- Posts: 2,501
2/27/13 10:52 P

Don't like them

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JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (283,144)
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2/27/13 10:52 P

It depends on how heavy they are.

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GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (105,049)
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2/27/13 6:29 P

I think it they are very dangerous, because too many people use them incorrectly. I did when I was younger. That said, when I was going through physical therapy they used them, but with complete supervision.

JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (87,965)
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2/27/13 6:11 P

My age is 64 come March 27th, I walk with a cane. I do not believe it would be beneficial for me to use these products. I used them when I was younger and it didn't help at all.

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PSCHIAVONE2 SparkPoints: (18,903)
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2/27/13 4:41 P

I am against them. I tried them at a younger age but did not find them to be beneficial.

Weight is the result of what you have been doing for the past week.
TAIJIMAN SparkPoints: (17,603)
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2/27/13 4:15 P

I use them for specific exercises to increase resistance...e.g. reverse crunches, hyperextensions on a ball, hip X overs. etc. Would not use them for walking or running.

DMJAKES Posts: 1,633
2/27/13 4:06 P

Against, the reasons being that anything that forces you to change your gait or stride or hold an unnatural posture increases your risk of injury. It's kind of like holding on while you're walking on the treadmill, or using poor form while lifting weights....are you FOR SURE going to injure yourself---no. But, you are increasing your chances and the injury may sneak up on you over time. Any time you put weight that far away from your core, it gets tougher and tougher for your body to handle, especially if you keep the weights in place for a while.

MIRANDAFRM2 Posts: 290
2/27/13 4:03 P

I was considering trying them until I read an article on how they can damage your knees and ankles My knees are bad enough I don't need any help.

NORWOODGIRL SparkPoints: (187,734)
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2/27/13 3:40 P

against - apparently they throw off your posture and balance with the end result that they do more harm than good

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2/27/13 2:44 P

against

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CARTOON3 Posts: 1,601
2/27/13 2:34 P

for.

07SOJO Posts: 1,648
2/27/13 2:13 P

I'm for anything that burns more calories but keeps you safe! emoticon

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2/27/13 2:10 P

I have used leg weights occasionally. Once in a while I'll wear them to work or while bike riding. Some times while shopping. I have done this for over 10 years and have never had a problem with it

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