FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are cuff weights?
Cuff weights are convenient, flexible weights worn on the wrists and/or ankles typically filled with sand or steel shot used for strength training or physical therapy rehabilitation. Weights are typically available in a range of 1 to 10 lbs and have adjustable bands offering a snug fit. Among many advantages, these weights are useful for adding resistance during leg lift and hip exercises, while walking, or for arm and shoulder exercises.
Do ankle weights work?
Ankle weights add resistance and increase endurance during strength training and rehabilitative exercise including cardio and isolated exercises such as leg lifts and abdominal strengthening. Wearable weights are conveniently adjustable and come in a variety of weights suitable for toning.
How do I use ankle weights?
To use ankle weights, simply choose a weight and strap around your ankles or wrists. Consider adding these weights to your favorite walking or running workout to increase endurance, boost calorie burn, and add resistance. For strengthening and toning, use ankle cuff weights during isolated lower body and abdominal exercises. Ankle weights are excellent for rehabilitative strengthening as well as toning.