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    Default Ankle weights - good or bad???

    ok i've looked through all the thread tht have n e thing to do with this butt i still got no real answer....
    i've seeen alot of pros using it - tennis, basketball and some of my friends.... but it is a good thing or bad thing???
    what i've heard is tht using ankle weights will make u faster cuz u'll be lighter with out it but in the threads some poeple thinks tht will mess ur ankle ... will it? but otheres have encouraging to use it...

    so the question is good or bad???
    ps. soorrry if i said some

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    i think it's too early to use for babies

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    Default i aint a baby:D

    -_____- lol
    i aint a baby dunt worry

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    weights only partially help speed building.
    real speed training require more than ankle weights.

    so ur a disney teen now?

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    disney.teen how'd u know ??

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    weight jacket > ankleweights

    weight jackets are heavier, and you are less likely to hurt yourself. Ankle weights can increase the space between your foot and leg which can lead to permanent problems. I would never use ankleweights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O)
    weight jacket > ankleweights

    weight jackets are heavier, and you are less likely to hurt yourself. Ankle weights can increase the space between your foot and leg which can lead to permanent problems. I would never use ankleweights.
    okokok increase the space between your goot and leG?? = shin??

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    I think it means your ankle joint lengthens (ie. if you're putting pressure on your ankle (or foot), the distance of the foot-ankle-shin joint lengthens, making it weaker)

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    Depends on how you use it imo. There is this training where you simply do a forward leg swing for many repetitions and several sets and the same for a left right leg swing along with backward leg swing. The purpose of this leg swing exercise is actually to gain speed, now if you use ankle weights here, its going to be alright imo. Check out Ruth1's thread for details on this exercise, note that she never quoted ankle weights, but I saw some of the national gymnast in Singapore doing it with ankle weights.

    Weight jackets affect different mechanism compared to ankle weights, weight jackets makes it harder for your leg to push off the ground. Ankle weights makes it harder for you to lift your legs off the ground and swinging it.

    About the making the space thing, if ankle weights does that, wouldn't training with squash racket and like wise do the same to your hand as well?
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    I wouldn't advise it for on court use, but for activites such as skipping it is ok. Don't overdo it though, build slowly.

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    What Ukplayer said....


    Ankle weights can seriously screw up your footwork timing. Been there, done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwan
    About the making the space thing, if ankle weights does that, wouldn't training with squash racket and like wise do the same to your hand as well?
    It is possible, I dont think there have been any studies on the above but apparently there have been on ankle weights. Its the ankle joint and the continual bumping up and down from the ankle weight that causes damage and lengthening im guessing... im not a doctor but thats what ive been told.

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    I remember reading an article about the use of training implements that are extra resistant to movement for the purpose of sports specific physical training. It said something like under 15% difference in resistance would be okay because the difference would not negatively affect technique.

    Of course, this was based on information like sloped vs level running, baseball pitching, etc. so it requires some interpretation to see how to apply it to badminton. Personally, i would think that the use of ankle or wrist weights would have a detrimental effect because their placement gives you a long such a long moment arm over which you would have to move the weight.

    edit: here's a link on the throwing of objects of different weight http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/0325.htm
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    I just used it on my ankle, before i read this, i only use it for like 10-20 mins just for walking and alil jumping like lil hops, will it cause any kindof injury O.O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O) View Post
    weight jacket > ankleweights

    weight jackets are heavier, and you are less likely to hurt yourself. Ankle weights can increase the space between your foot and leg which can lead to permanent problems. I would never use ankleweights.
    did anyone know where can i get this jacket. interested to buy.

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