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Ankle weights?

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    QUOTE Nov 02, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    At the risk of comming off as completly stupid what is a proper way to exercise using ankle weights an advanced thank you to anyone who responds
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    QUOTE Nov 02, 2011 6:38 AM GMT
    I bought ankle weights a long time ago, and I find that they have very little practical use. For one, you should never run with them strapped to your ankles. The extra weight just forces you to chop your stride and stomp on the ground. Bad for your joints. I think they're ok for walking, but they still affect your form/stride to some extent.

    I only use them when I do leg raises, or flutter kicks, or pull-ups. But never use them for their intended/advertised purpose. If you want to make your runs more challenging, then I suggest holding them in your hands instead. Much safer. Or better yet, get a weighted vest instead.
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    QUOTE Nov 02, 2011 6:42 AM GMT
    Cool thanks I kinda figured running should be ruled out when I noticed a bruise I'm gonna have to try some of those thanks once again
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    QUOTE Nov 05, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    ghosts use them all the time, you might want to ask them.
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    QUOTE Nov 05, 2011 3:48 AM GMT
    I wear them around the house sometimes...
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    QUOTE Nov 05, 2011 3:50 AM GMT
    That makes sense about not running with them but what about skating? I originally picked rollerskating over jogging because of the joint impact stress associated with the latter. Since you're casting your strides instead of lifting and dropping? I was thinking about weighted gloves too, since it's dangerous to skate holding anything and I'm curious what it might do since I use my arms a lot when I'm casting low
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    QUOTE Nov 05, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    Any type of jumping? Leg lifting. Ab work where you keep your legs in the air?
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    QUOTE Nov 05, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
    I use them only for leg lifts.
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    QUOTE Nov 05, 2011 6:42 PM GMT
    Been doin the leg lifts and man am I sore is this normal or am I doing something wrong
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    QUOTE Nov 05, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    I only use them for buoyancy control in my old viking drysuit.
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    QUOTE Nov 06, 2011 11:39 AM GMT
    I use them as sandbags to hold my tripods steady in wind during a photo shoot.
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    QUOTE Nov 08, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI use them as sandbags to hold my tripods steady in wind during a photo shoot.


    you keep the shackles for the models ?
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    QUOTE Nov 08, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    xassantex said
    paulflexes saidI use them as sandbags to hold my tripods steady in wind during a photo shoot.


    you keep the shackles for the models ?
    Well duh! What do you think shackles are made for? icon_twisted.gif
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    QUOTE Nov 09, 2011 6:51 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    xassantex said
    paulflexes saidI use them as sandbags to hold my tripods steady in wind during a photo shoot.


    you keep the shackles for the models ?
    Well duh! What do you think shackles are made for? icon_twisted.gif


    jogging ankle weights ?
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    QUOTE Nov 09, 2011 12:03 PM GMT
    xassantex said
    paulflexes said
    xassantex said
    paulflexes saidI use them as sandbags to hold my tripods steady in wind during a photo shoot.


    you keep the shackles for the models ?
    Well duh! What do you think shackles are made for? icon_twisted.gif


    jogging ankle weights ?
    Hey Alpha_Muscle, if you're reading this, I just thought of the concept I wanna shoot when you get here next month. icon_biggrin.gif
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    QUOTE Nov 18, 2011 7:52 AM GMT