Need an extra little boost to your workout? Ankle weights are designed to add a little more resistance in any aspect of a good workout from running, walking, jumping and even swimming.
Wearing ankle weights regularly can increase your overall endurance, help tone your legs, burn more calories and can even help increase the strength of your hamstrings and quadriceps!
Ankle weights are a tool, and excessive use of these can cause serious problems. Because of this, it’s recommended to use them sparingly and/or moderately. According to Dr. Anthony Lee, Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine states that “ankle weights can easily cause joint stress (as opposed to muscle-building) if you use them all the time.