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GAMEDUTCHESS
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1/8/13 5:09 P

Yea that is a good article but it isn't quite what I was looking for. I was just wondering if there was some significant statistical data like ER admissions or treatments billed to insurance that stated how often pts are treated with ankle wt related injuries during walking.

I really don't think they pose anymore risk of falling from throwing off my balance then does walking when the side walk is a bit slippery from rain or snow or adding my dog that tugs the leash or walking on an uneven terrain.

I also don't believe my joints are at any more of a risk then standing in place and squatting with wts.

But I do believe they are not adding any significant calorie burn to my walk which is why I added them in the first place they also make my skin itchy o.O

Thank you for all the replys =)



SP_COACH_NANCY
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1/8/13 8:48 A

Hi,

Ankle weights were designed to do lower body leg exercises, such as lateral leg raises.

Below is a link to an article that I think will better explain the dangers of wearing them when walking.

www.ehow.com/about_5481085_danger-walking-
ankle-weights.html


Coach Nancy



GAMEDUTCHESS
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1/8/13 3:28 A

I am curious if anyone has any statistics from any medical sites or Ortho Drs that say ankle wts damage your joints.

Is there any conclusive data I can look at?



HANA11
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1/8/13 2:49 A

Don't walk with ankle weights!!!!!



GAMEDUTCHESS
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1/7/13 8:42 P

Interesting, thanks =)



DRAGONCHILDE
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1/7/13 8:35 P

Echoing the coach. Ankle weights affect your balance and put unnatural strain on your joints. They aren't safe! Take them off, and if you want to add weight, wear it on your torso, perhaps a weighted vest. Do not wear ankle weights, or walk with handweights.

Not to mention, such things do not add an appreciable enough amount of weight to increase your calorie burn in a productive way.



SP_COACH_NANCY
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1/7/13 7:10 P

Hi,

Please do not walk in ankle weights. They are not designed for doing so. Walking in ankle weights may leave you more vulnerable to injury as the added weight may throw off your normal stride. And you gain no added calorie burn benefit from wearing them.

Coach Nancy



GAMEDUTCHESS
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1/7/13 6:51 P

I always walk my dogs with 2lb wts on both ankles. I was wondering if anybody had any idea how many mins I should tack on to my walk after I am done to count the extra calorie burn form the ankle wts or is it so minimal that I should just not even worry about it?



 
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