The 80s have called: ankle weights are back. Ankle weights are making a major splash again in the fitness scene, but these retro props are here to stay based on scientific research on their effectiveness. Plus, they come in fun and bright colors that can really amp up the energy of your workout, and sometimes we need some of that *visual motivation.*
Thinking about ankle weights might conjure up images of old-fashioned walking groups and big-haired jazz workout tapes. But these small props can pack a serious punch when combined with some of your favourite existing workouts. Here are a few reasons why we’re adding ankle weights to our roster of go-to fitness props.
BENEFITS OF ANKLE WEIGHTS
They make your muscle work harder to increase the burn and build strength
They’re a portable, packable, lightweight option for resistance training
They can be more affordable than other resistance-based props
You can use them in a variety of fitness styles, including Pilates, barre, yoga, walking, and sculpt workouts.