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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Well, some of us actually go to a doctors and physiotherapists who specialise in sports injuries to get our rehab programmes.
    There's a lot that can be learned from the top clinicians that people go to when the normal ones can't fix their problems. Methods change, but not everyone adopts these changes.

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    I tried to practice with angle weights and found it very uncomfotable. What I did is some workout with the wrist and ankle weights with some tips from others that tried it too. The basic rule is if you feel any pain in your legs or joints just stop. People also said it itch and cause them scratches.

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    I've tested ankle and wrist weights and it's easy to say that wearing them full time is inadvisable. Really the only practical use is when you have overdeveloped muscles on one leg or arm. When this happens put a 2 lb. ankle or wrist weight on the weaker leg/arm, this will result in strenuous but faster muscle development in that area which will restore your center of gravity making movement on the court easier. However only use them in short time periods or the stress on your shoulder/knee will be too great and will most likely result in joint problems or injuries. The moment it feels to strenuous take them off. Also you should give yourself a day between each session for recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abhorsen View Post
    Really the only practical use is when you have overdeveloped muscles on one leg or arm.
    My right forearm is like....double my left forearm... Is this bad? =S

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    yes, i believe that leads to poor circulation as you age..

    try to work on both arms to even out the differences

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    i used to wear them ankle weights a lil bit and it's a really good work out but i stopped because i heard they're not good for you. yup bad for your joints as you age. the only thing i would wear is probably that vest.

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    I used to wear ankle weights regularly for roughly two hours a day for a period of two weeks. In that period of time, my joint pain got alot worse, my gait was affected and I felt no improvement in my court speed whatsoever.

    Weighted vest is the lesser of two evils in that it's more stable while you're on the move. Impact force distribute more evenly around the core than the individual joints so you're getting more resistance for your movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwiew View Post
    My right forearm is like....double my left forearm... Is this bad? =S
    It depends on what you count as bad. In my opinion it is bad because your center of gravity will be away from the center of your body rather then closer to it due to more weight on one particular side then the other. Ideally each side should be evenly developed so the center of gravity can be close to the middle making it easier to stay balanced on the court. In other words if you want to stay balanced on the court it's best to have equivalent muscle development on both sides of the body.

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    i like to wear the ankle weights about 8 hours per day (week days at school)

    and i keep hearing ppl saying its bad for me.....are they ryte?

    anyways, i'll usually say that i have to push myself(mostly my leg) more

    but of course i dont wear them on while playing..

    i just want to be like Rock Lee in naruto

    thanks for listening

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    Default footwork with ankle weights

    I always have the impression that the added weights will dramatically improve the speed of any leg movement, including badminton footwork.

    Will this approach be feasible (I haven't tried it yet)?

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    Training with additional weights will help you have more endurance and be faster, but ankle weights are probably not the way to go. They change the weight distribution of the leg and you won't really be able to move in the same fashion. You may even injure yourself in badminton with ankle weights.

    I would recommend using weighted vests which distributes the added weight near the core of your body. Probably start with ~5 pounds to see how much effect it has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhwoot View Post
    Training with additional weights will help you have more endurance and be faster, but ankle weights are probably not the way to go. They change the weight distribution of the leg and you won't really be able to move in the same fashion. You may even injure yourself in badminton with ankle weights.

    I would recommend using weighted vests which distributes the added weight near the core of your body. Probably start with ~5 pounds to see how much effect it has.
    Sort of agree , I would say weighted vests are better - but I use ankle weights and they help me a lot.

    When using either , focus on explosiveness for speed. Just moving around at normal pace doesn't help as much.

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    Thanks for the inputs guys! I'll try with weights for a week or two and see what happens. Just hope I won't end up in a hospital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krisss View Post
    Sort of agree , I would say weighted vests are better - but I use ankle weights and they help me a lot.
    Well, of course you can use them with no problems. You're on the Moon!

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    I remember back in the days during one high school game, the V2 singles guy wore ankle weights during his match. He lost the first set by a few points. But before the second set, he lifted up his long pants and revealed the ankle weights underneath. He took them off. Afterwards, he won the 2nd and 3rd set. lol

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    Hahaha thats soooo awesome.

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    the way to go for speed training is just to do it regularly, and to do it fast, for shorter periods of time...

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