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All Pro Weight Adjustable Ankle Weights Overview
All Pro Adjustable Ankle Weights are unlike other ankle weights on the market. Designed by an occupational therapist, its patented design molds around the ankle and cushions the joint using contoured foam and a cushioned flap. Above all, the individual pockets house the solid cylindrical mini iron weights so the user can control how much weight is applied to the ankle. Unlike ankle weights using sand, the All Pro Ankle Weight effectively distributes weight without the worry of it ever spilling, puncturing, or leaking.
This innovative exercise equipment offers a universal fit/size with customized weight distribution that won't put weight directly onto the ankle. There are a variety of choices with these adjustable ankle weights. Choose from 5, 10, and 20 pounds in a pair or individual ankle weight options. The most popular is the All Pro Ankle Weights 20-lb, (All Pro M20M) to maximize the weight capability as strength increases.
When starting an exercise regimen, it's important to consult with your doctor or a healthcare professional. Make sure to check out the DJ Orthopedics Ankle Brace when needing more ankle support while building up strength.
The Benefits of Wearing Ankle Weights
- Dumbells put limitations on the user while performing lower body exercise. Ankle weights allow for free movement for user to rotate and move in any direction desired to perform plantar and dorsiflexion, and ankle inversion and eversion.
- The weight placement at the ankles loads the quadriceps, calves, and glutes to directly target and isolate this muscle group to increase strength, muscle tone.
- Ankle weight rehabilitation exercises strengthen the ligaments surrounding the ankle following a sprain or ankle surgery.
- Additional weight burns more calories performing the same movement.
- Gradual weight is increased and indicates the muscles are stronger and user has better overall endurance.
- Adding weight intensifies the difficulty of stationary workouts.
Common Exercises Wearing Ankle Weights
- Leg Lifts
- Knee Extensions
- Knee Flexion
- Plantar Flexion
- Hip Flexion
- Hip Extension
- Side Leg Raise
- Hanging Knee Raises
How to Use Ankle Weights by All Pro
- To avoid injury, begin at a lightweight adding 1 to 2 pounds of weight and then increase as the muscles get stronger.
- Insert the iron weights into the sleeve.
- Fold over the cushioned flap
- Wrap around the ankle and apply the Velcro strap
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do ankle weights build muscle?
Yes, resistance exercises can build muscle, but ankle weight exercises don't break down the muscle to add bulk.
What are ankle weights good for?
Targeted weight loading at the ankle activates quadriceps, calves, and glutes muscles to strengthen and tone this muscle group.
Should individuals with bad knees use ankle weights?
Always consult with a physician. Use in a stationary position, and start with the lowest weight to avoid adding additional strain.
Is it bad to wear ankle weights all day?
Wearing it all day can add strain and possible injury. Gradually increase the weight and duration to prevent strain and possible injury.
Are ankle weights good for abdominal workouts
Yes, hanging knee raises are a common exercise to work the abs. Adding ankle weights will elevate the workout.
How many more calories are burned wearing ankle weights?
According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), wearing ankle weights in the 1-3 lbs range will burn 10 percent more calories. (Article link found in footnotes)
Features and Benefits
- Comfortable Material
- Comfort Flap Keeps Weights in Place and Adds a Buffer
- Compact and Comfortable
- Weight Inserts for Progressive Weight Training
- Won't Hinder Range of Motion
- Single or Pair Options
- Strengthens Ankle Ligaments
- Can be Applied to the Ankles or Wrists
- Easy Velcro Application
- Product Numbers: 300, 400, 500, M20M
- Quantity: Each, Pair
- Pair Weight Options: 5, 10 lbs.
- Single Weight Options: 10, 20 lbs.
- Application: Lower Body Exercise and Ankle Rehabilitation
- Latex-Free: Yes
Manuals and Documents
- Cedric X. Bryant. "Do the benefits outweigh the risks if individuals hold dumbbells in their hands while doing step aerobics or other cardio activities?." ACE - American Council on Exercise. (December-08-2010)
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