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Postby shelbel » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:40 am

Does anyone remember back in the 80's they had ankle weights? Well i saw some in target the other day and after a little chuckle to myself i started to wonder what exactly they do. I know that bringing extra weight along makes the body work harder (thank you leslie sansome :D ) Do you think they would be any good, say if you wore them for a WATP work out or hidden under trackies for a walk? Would it tone the legs?

Any input would be great! :D
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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby ali76 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:13 am

I had 4 lots of weights, 2 for my wrists and 2 for my ankles and I used to put them on to go for a walk every morning....it makes going up hills SO much harder and you can REALLY feel the difference!

I loved them...but sold them at a garage sale before I went over seas....which I'd kept them now!!

Personally, i loved them and thought they were a great investment :P

I'll be getting my own fitness up before I buy them back again though!!
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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby shelbel » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:43 pm

Thanks for the input, i might get some then, they were only about 8 bucks or something in target. i can hide them under trackies come winter! :D
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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby Fiona25 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:28 am

Well because you'd be carrying around more weight then you'd be burning a few extra calories and thats a good thing :D
Saying goodbye to calorie counting AND scales for a while.

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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby nag » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:34 am

I was thinking about getting them too but i wasnt sure if they did anything..... Do you think they would do much just walking around home (im an at home mum)??
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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby ali76 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:31 am

Oohhh....$8 at target?! I'm in...might be a good excuse to have a lunch break and run down the road!!

Nag, I used to wear them at home and I honestly thought they helped. It might only help a little bit, but every little bit helps as far as I'm concerned!
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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby ***absolute_zero*** » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:26 pm

Wows thanks for the heads up about the ankle weights Shel Im soooooo sick of using resistance bands there so horrid, Im going to buy ankle weights and use my hand weights instead of using billy bands :)
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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:12 pm

They sound great for walking, but I'd read somewhere that you should never use them while jogging or running. The stress on your joints is already far greater when you run without adding extra weight to it. I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for them to help my walking activities, though!
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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby nag » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:14 pm

OK i brought some ankle weights today. I got the eaviest they had (at Big W- their section was pretty good), its 2.3 kgs (5lbs) on each ankle. I have been wearing them for an hour and i think they will do a quite a bit :D I have a door gate which blocks off the front lounge and our bedroom so i have to keep stepping over that and i have a wooden door barrier on the office door so i can escape in here for a few mins at a time but i have to get over that everytime so i feel it in my legs :|

Thanks for the great idea :wink: Oh and they cost $11.00 :wink:
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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby ***absolute_zero*** » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:48 pm

Cool Nags thanks for that we have Big W here but only a small Target which I don't think has exercise equipment I will take a lookie in Big W tomorrow :)
EvilWombatQueen tar for the info was kinda wondering if you can run with the weights or not.

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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby nag » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:48 pm

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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby ***absolute_zero*** » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:58 pm

Fantastic Nag thanks heaps :)
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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby shelbel » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:13 pm

Thanks for the link!! And thanks for being a tester! :D
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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby nag » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:51 pm

Hey when my hubby got home he looked at my ankles and chuckled :lol: I did a leg workout before i took them off and they feel great! :D
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Re: Ankle Weights

Postby ***absolute_zero*** » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:34 am

Hehehe Nag, Hubbys ahhhh who needs em LOL! Can't wait to get the weights now :)
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