Do wrist weights work when running

Just wondering if wearing wrist weights when running will help gone my arms? Thanks

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  • LeanButNotMean44
    LeanButNotMean44 Posts: 852 Member
    No.
  • BlueBombers
    BlueBombers Posts: 4,065 Member
    I've always heard that running with weights can cause injuries.
  • MG_Fit
    MG_Fit Posts: 1,143 Member
    Why would you want to do this?
  • jason_adams
    jason_adams Posts: 187 Member
    I don't think you'll see the Return on Investment on this that you're hoping for.
  • melaniecheeks
    melaniecheeks Posts: 6,349 Member
    Gone your arms or tone your arms?

    It might increase your calorie burn somewhat, but very slightly.

    It won't work the specific muscles in your arms that give you a nice defined shape.

    It may impede your running form, since use of arms is quite important when running.
  • Butrovich
    Butrovich Posts: 410 Member
    No. The weights interfere with your natural running motion and may cause injury as a result.
  • eaglefish
    eaglefish Posts: 130 Member
    I don't... But I carry a small water bottle that people could arguably call a "weight".

    I guess you could try carrying 2 water bottles & see if you like it before you spend any $
  • AtticWindow
    AtticWindow Posts: 295 Member
    Joint wear and injuries....joint wear and injuries everywhere.

    Use a vest if you want added weight while running.
  • sfbaumgarten
    sfbaumgarten Posts: 912 Member
    I've always heard that running with weights can cause injuries.

    +1
  • willdob3
    willdob3 Posts: 640 Member
    Bad idea. Skip ankle weights, etc. too. They add unnatural stress to the body & can lead to injuries.
  • theJTfitness
    theJTfitness Posts: 142 Member
    I think it would do more damage than it helped.
  • nilbogger
    nilbogger Posts: 870 Member
    If you want more intensity in your run, run faster, longer or at an incline.

    If you want to make strength gains, do separate strength training.
  • aswearingen22
    aswearingen22 Posts: 271 Member
    No. The weights interfere with your natural running motion and may cause injury as a result.
    +1
  • Linli_Anne
    Linli_Anne Posts: 1,360 Member
    I cannot even begin to imagine trying this. Oh the unnecessary upper body fatigue, not to mention the chance of injury for wrists/elbows/shoulders.

    Skip wearing the weights and when you get back from your run (or before you head out) do a few sets of push-ups/bicep curls/squats with a press at the end.
  • kirstymarian
    kirstymarian Posts: 21 Member
    Thanks for the responses. Think that's a no then. Thanks goodness as tried it this morning and it was horrendous! X