All Pro Weight Adjustable, 20-lb Individual (get two for a total of 40lb)
This is among our favorites in the 20lb category. What we like about this individual weight:
- The weight is adjustable from 1 to 20lbs
- The weights are from solid iron
- There is added comfortable padding to the ankle and the heel to keep the Achilles tendon safe from injury
- It has cushioned flaps for a snugger and more secure fit, and freedom for movement
Durable, adjustable, safe and with added padding an protection, we can highly recommend this All Pro to anybody looking for ankle weights sold separately rather than as a pair. You can of course buy 2 of these for a total of 40lbs of weight.
Most popular uses:
- Ankle weights for running
Wearing them is recommended for experienced and well trained runners. They can add weights when training so that they are quicker and stronger on the actual races. Of course, you don’t need to be a professional runner to add ankle or wrist weights to improve your stamina and strength, but be careful not to overdo it with the weight, because there are risks of injuries and an increased stress on your leg joints.
- Ankle weights for walking
You can wear them while walking to the store, doing house chores or walking as a form of exercise. Whatever activity you are doing, if you add this extra weight to your body, you will exercise more, use more energy and strength and burn more calories.
- Boxing and basketball ankle weights
Many boxers and basketball players like to use these when training in order to increase and improve their foot endurance and speed during a match. Once the weights are removed after training with them, the boxer will feel as light as a feather and as quick as the wind.
How to choose ankle weights
Choosing the appropriate type and size is crucial, because wearing the proper weight and type of ankle weights can help you strengthen your muscles and can also keep you for injuring yourself. At the same time, choosing the inappropriate size and type can cause you serious injuries. Weight categories:
These, along with the 1lb ones fall into small ankle weights category and are the lightest available. They can be worn while you are doing chores in your home, for walking and for running. These weights are suitable for people who are now starting getting used to them.
These are great for leg exercises. Always start with smaller weights and gradually build up the weight as your leg muscle strength increases. Great for strengthening the inner and outer thighs.
This is a more serious weight which is best suited for people who perform more static exercising, rather than for running or walking. Of course, if you are an experienced and well trained runner, you can choose to train with these.
These are quite hefty and are most commonly used in home gyms or in the gym for exercises for lifting your own body weight. The added 20lb ankle weights will help strengthen your muscles more.
These are seriously heavy ankle weights suitable for well-trained people, for increasing the weight when performing bodyweight or calisthenics.
The 40 pound ankle weights are super heavy, and once again are for experienced and trained people performing calisthenics and bodyweight exercises, including: pull-ups, leg raise, dips.
These utilize water as a weight instead of sand bags and solid metal weights. The great thing about water weights is that you can very easily adjust the weight by simply adding or pouring out the water from them. Also, they are softer than other ankle weights so are likely to feel more comfortable around your ankles.
It is always advisable to get adjustable ankle weights, so that you can add or remove weight from them depending on the specific exercise or activity you are planning to wear them for. This will save you money for buying separate ankle weight of different weight for the different needs you have.
What are the benefits of using them?
The have a number of benefits, including: toning and strengthening the muscles of the legs and buttocks, burning more calories, improving the cardio effect of training, increasing endurance, great for ab exercising and toning and help improve bone density.