* Add a bit of resistance to your workouts with these ankle weights
* You can even throw them on your wrists
* Great for low-impact cardio workouts
Ankle weights…what are they good for? A lot, actually. While you wouldn’t want to throw them on during any kind of strenuous activity, it’s perfectly acceptable during low-impact workouts like walking, leg lifts, and pull-ups to add a bit of resistance.
But be warned, adding weight during exercises can throw your natural rhythm off, so start light and if you feel any discomfort in your joints, it’s probably a sign you’re going too hard.
1. The Cuff
If you’ve ever been in physical rehabilitation, you might have used these very same ankle weights from The Cuff. Weights range from 0.25 lb to 9 lb and the weights themselves are flexible enough to comfortably fit on your wrists or ankles.
2. TheraBand Comfort Fit Ankle and Wrist Weight Sets
Lined with a soft terry cloth for added comfort and moisture absorption, the TheraBand weights come in sets of 2 in 1 lb, 1.5 lb and 2 lb increments for a total of 2 lb, 3 lb or 5 lb. They’re great for balancing or stabilizing workouts.
3. Nayoya 3 lb Adjustable Ankle Weights Set
This particular set from Nayoya has a bit of a more premium feel than our other picks thanks in part to a softer neoprene build. Each weight is 1.5 lb and the set comes in a dedicated carry pouch.
4. Valeo 10 lb Adjustable Weight Set
Confident enough in your fitness and workout routine to throw in some heavier ankle or wrist weights? If so, Valeo’s weight set tips the scales at 10 lb total and features a metal D-ring closure to ensure those heavy weights won’t be sliding around on your wrists or ankles.