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Hey guys i m thinking of getting a pair of ankle weights 2 build up my leg strength. Can u provide me with a little advice on them like if they affect yr growth strain yr muscles etc... Thanks ^-^

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They do help build leg resistance so you are able to be more endurant while walking or jogging. No, your growth shouldn't be affected, nor should your muscles be strained, but as a forewarning, until you get used to working with the weights, you might feel a little sore. I hope everything is right based on my past experiences.

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  • Jul 27, 2005
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I used tiny little weights once..oo boy...dang gym teacher made me use em. She looked like a man anyways...hahah all that she was missing was the........oo XD

puKKa

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I've thought about doing the same thing.
Anyone who got anygood tips of what too buy since I'm a total newb of training eq :D

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Don't go too hyper and just start with light ones. Try asking for weights that are in proportion with your body weight.

Starting off with heavy ones can tire out your legs easily and even pull on some joints and cause minor wear on them. One thing you should remember is to always take them off when you're tired.

Also try doing some cardio workouts to improve the results. Once you get used to your current weights, shift to heavier ones to increase muscle mass or just stick to your curent one and just tone your legs.

Try asking your doctor if it's ok though, if you've got health issues, asking the pros for advice is best before proceeding with anything.

Quote by puKKaI've thought about doing the same thing.
Anyone who got anygood tips of what too buy since I'm a total newb of training eq :D

Try asking the local Sports supplies store. Every good store has 'em. Just look out for poor quality ones that rip easily.

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Buy weights that are good to wear, so you can feel comfotable.
Also try to wear them as long as you can and if they`re hurting your legs, buy some bandage to cover you legs the the proper place.

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My friend actually tried this he got weitghts that were filled with sand or something. I think he was able to adjust the weight. It wasn't really big wither and you just strap it to your ankles

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Quote by jakulitoDon't go too hyper and just start with light ones. Try asking for weights that are in proportion with your body weight.
Starting off with heavy ones can tire out your legs easily and even pull on some joints and cause minor wear on them. One thing you should remember is to always take them off when you're tired.
Also try doing some cardio workouts to improve the results. Once you get used to your current weights, shift to heavier ones to increase muscle mass or just stick to your curent one and just tone your legs.
Try asking your doctor if it's ok though, if you've got health issues, asking the pros for advice is best before proceeding with anything.

:D I agree with u consulting a doctor is the best 4 this kind of thing is the best way n noe that starting with the lightest weights is the "right" way

Quote by SilentMasamuneThey do help build leg resistance so you are able to be more endurant while walking or jogging. No, your growth shouldn't be affected, nor should your muscles be strained, but as a forewarning, until you get used to working with the weights, you might feel a little sore. I hope everything is right based on my past experiences.


can i noe if they build up your jumping power cause i actually want 2 use them 2 train 4 a basketball compeition at round November n wanna increase my ability 2 get rebounds :D

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I beleive they do increase your hops but it must go along with some other equipments like a squat machine or the thing they call a "gravity belt", the thing that you strap on to your waist and it pulls you down when you jump.

Try jumping around while wearing one, it might help increase your vertical leap.

But I've got friends who're only 5'6" or so that can dunk and all they did to get hops was play basketball everyday.

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Quote by jakulitoI beleive they do increase your hops but it must go along with some other equipments like a squat machine or the thing they call a "gravity belt", the thing that you strap on to your waist and it pulls you down when you jump.
Try jumping around while wearing one, it might help increase your vertical leap.
But I've got friends who're only 5'6" or so that can dunk and all they did to get hops was play basketball everyday.

...Gravity belt? never heard of that. But its great since it increases my hops cause i can't play basketball so something passive would be useful
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Get wrist weights insted of leg weights. legweights can mess up your back and wristweights cant. to get your legs stronger, strap the wrist weights and run a mile during the day and heat. also a way to get your legs stronger is to lay flat on your back and raise your legs(put your legs together) 6inches off the floor for a minute. also what you can do is do 40 yards and back of Lunges.

  • Jul 30, 2005

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About the girl in the bg, try using the string "who's sick of that big head" or part of it on the search box.

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My advice is that if your not uses to leg weight be really carefull. You can damage your joints by wearing them durring athelic activities. I would recommend only walking and doing low level aerobics with them at first. You can build up your muscles that way without straining your joints as much. And as Jakulito said, stay light at first.

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