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What are ankle weights?
Ankle weights are a type of exercise equipment that is worn around the ankles during workouts. They are usually made of weighted fabric or filled with sand or pellets, and they come in a variety of sizes, depending on the amount of weight desired. Many people use ankle weights to add resistance to their workout, making it more challenging and helping to tone and build muscle. In addition, ankle weights can be used for balance training, as they help to improve coordination and stability. Whether you are looking to increase the intensity of your workout or you are seeking added weights to your workouts take a look at our range to find what's right for you.
Ankle weights for physical therapy
Ankle weights can be a helpful tool in physical therapy and injury recovery. By adding weight to the ankle, the muscles and joints around the ankle have to work harder without overdoing it. This extra work can help to strengthen the muscles and joints, which can aid in recovery. Additionally, the added weight can also help to increase range of motion. This is because the weight provides resistance as the ankle is moved, helping to stretch out the muscles and ligaments. As a result, using ankle weights can be an effective way to speed up recovery from an injury and improve range of motion.
Ankle vs Wrist Weights
While both wrist weights and ankle weights can be beneficial for exercises such as walking or running, there are some key differences between the two. Wrist weights are typically smaller and more versatile, as they can be worn on the wrists. Additionally, they tend to be less constricting than ankle weights and can be easily removed if needed. However, wrist weights can also slip down the arm during certain exercises, which may require readjustment. Ankle weights, on the other hand, are designed to stay in place during lower-body exercises. They also tend to be larger and heavier than wrist weights, making them ideal for building muscle strength. However, because of their size and weight, ankle weights can be more cumbersome to put on and take off. Ultimately, the best type of weight to use depends on the individual’s goals and preferences.