Running with arm and leg weight strap.

  • zakariahzol

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    Mar 07, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    Guys,

    To improve my calves and arm muscle l like to strap myself with those weight strap while going jogging . I kind of increasing my intensity and help me to burn more calories during my run.


    However, I find out in the internet that this is actually harmful and can do a lot of damages to my muscle in the long run. For your info, I always make sure the weight are light and cormfortable enough in order to eliminate any chance of injury.

    Any advise appreciated

    zak
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    Mar 07, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    Don't attach weights to your ankles. I heard this is bad. It affects your running form and you end up stomping the ground. Bad for your joints. If you want to add weights, hold them in your hands. Or get weights that attach to your waist/hips.

    Personally, I would recommend not using weights at all. If you want to add some intensity and resistance to your runs, then try running on the beach. Try running on wet sand first. After you build up your ankle and calf strength, you can try running on dry sand for more intensity.
  • neon4u

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    Mar 10, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    Don't do that... that's crazy. You could indeed damage joints with the excess weight.
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    Mar 10, 2010 9:17 PM GMT
    Yep, it's a really bad idea. Leg, core, and upper body strengthening are all essential for runners, but the idea is to do those as a separate workout.
  • zakariahzol

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    Mar 11, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    Thank guys. I stop using the weight strap. I use the weight strap for some strength exercise, especially at the end of aerobic session. Now I wonder, why are they producing and selling this weight strap , in the first place.
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    Mar 12, 2010 7:48 PM GMT
    people mostly use them for power walking , pfft.. Go walk or run up a hill, let gravity do its job.

    just more companies trying to find a niche with some useless products .