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Ankle weights - good or bad?
Ankle weights - good or bad?
12/19/12 6:17 AM
Now im on day 12 of insanity and i think to start using ankle weights.Im goalkeeper so in need to "fly".Thas why im going to use them.But some people say that they are not good.
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RE: Ankle weights - good or bad?
12/19/12 6:24 AM as a reply to Shinedown.
12 day of Insanity ASylum.
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RE: Ankle weights - good or bad?
12/19/12 11:45 AM as a reply to Shinedown.
I think you can try it and see what you think.

HOWEVER, that being said. The reason people don't recommend them is with all the jumping in the Insanity series and explosive movements having that extra weight especially around the ankles can cause you to fall or land improperly and really open yourself up to injury.

So just keep that in mind.
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RE: Ankle weights - good or bad?
12/19/12 7:36 PM as a reply to Shinedown.
Shinedown:
Now im on day 12 of insanity and i think to start using ankle weights.Im goalkeeper so in need to "fly".Thas why im going to use them.But some people say that they are not good.


What is your goal in adding the weights? Are you looking to improve your jumping ability - as in jump with weights so that without the weights you jump higher? If this is the case, just add weight to your body overall - no need to put it on your ankles. Wear a weighted vest. Then when you're jumping and moving, you'll be forcing your body to move the extra weight, but there won't be the same risk as if the weights are around your ankles.

Melissa
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RE: Ankle weights - good or bad?
12/20/12 2:13 AM as a reply to Shinedown.
Yes,this is the case,but i dont have weighted vest,so maybe i can use backpack?
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RE: Ankle weights - good or bad?
12/20/12 8:05 PM as a reply to Shinedown.
Shinedown:
Yes,this is the case,but i dont have weighted vest,so maybe i can use backpack?


Yes, sure, something like that. Just make sure it doesn't flap around and smack you in the head. emoticon

Melissa
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RE: Ankle weights - good or bad?
12/22/12 7:43 AM as a reply to Shinedown.
Yes,i tried it ant that was the problem emoticon Everytime when i have to go down fast it hits me in the head emoticon
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RE: Ankle weights - good or bad?
12/27/12 1:38 PM as a reply to Shinedown.
Ouch
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