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Walking With Ankle Weights

killianrjklkillianrjkl Posts: 29Member Posts: 29Member
Does anyone know if walking with ankle weights would be akin to walking upstairs? I use them in the house for exercise and was wondering what calorie count to apply. Or doesn't it make any difference? Help?

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  • killianrjklkillianrjkl Posts: 29Member Posts: 29Member
    Does anyone know if walking with ankle weights would be akin to walking upstairs? I use them in the house for exercise and was wondering what calorie count to apply. Or doesn't it make any difference? Help?
  • michlinglemichlingle Posts: 797Member Member Posts: 797Member Member
    I heard somewhere that they don't really help you burn that many more cals during normal day to day activity..But it seems that during a workout, especially if you were wearing them, say, during a step aerobics class that you would burn more cals....I'm curious too!
  • shkakishkaki Posts: 234Member Posts: 234Member
    i'm not sure if it burns more calories, but be very careful with ankle weights because they can have negetive effects on your knees and ankles because they pull down on them, where as those joints aren't meant to be pulled down on. Just a helpful time, i dont want you getting injured!!
  • shkakishkaki Posts: 234Member Posts: 234Member
    i'm not sure if it burns more calories, but be very careful with ankle weights because they can have negetive effects on your knees and ankles because they pull down on them, where as those joints aren't meant to be pulled down on. Just a helpful time, i dont want you getting injured!!
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  • delpha2delpha2 Posts: 42Member Posts: 42Member
    I heard the same thing...ankle weights are not good to use while you are trying to do aerobic exercise, as they add more stress to joints and tendons. I think they are best used for doing resistance training. Try leg lifts and stuff like that instead of bouncing around with them on.

    That's my two cents...

    -D
  • killianrjklkillianrjkl Posts: 29Member Posts: 29Member
    I don't use them for an aerobics workout--I just walk laps in the house. So--do you think I should apply calories burned for just normal walking or would I use the calories burned as if I was walking upstairs?
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