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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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    If possible, place them above your ankles (so at your calves), it reduces the possibility of pain and injury. The drawback is that it might slip down sometimes.

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    actually, best is dont wear any weights at all. If you wan to strength your muscles and movement, just gym properly. Although the ankle weight may give u that bit of improvement, but when u grow old, your ankles are the one that will be giving u problem.
    Just train the normal method. I know because i got a friend who injuried himself until he couldn't even touch a single sport. All because of a ankle weights.

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    i tried!
    bad stuff! DON'T DO THAT AT TRAINING!
    first its makes you really really exposed to injuries
    2nd its make you stronger NOT faster! (you will jump higher but run slower)
    tried one's-it was the lest time
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    you can just put them and walk (i walking to the sea 3km from my house)
    ONLY walking not running
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    yup yupp. DONT USE ANKLES WEIGHT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by passiontea View Post
    yup yupp. DONT USE ANKLES WEIGHT.
    what about weight vest?

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    Vest shears the weight with all the muscles in the lower part of the body
    BUT again too heavy wight can do damage.

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    I disagree with everyone here and i say, use ankle weight rather than vests, i trained with the national (junior) squad 1 time and we did use em, so i suppose it's not bad for you.

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    lest agree that if you do shadow at full speed for 1 minute its mach healthy for your bonus and muscles.

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    yup, ankles weight will is mostly for basketball players, not badminton players. i dont see the point of wearing them. As long as you can cover the court well, it doesn't matter if you wear it or not.

    My friend who is playing internationally at youth lvl told me that ankles doesn't make a different. really, just stick to the technique and build on your muscles on your thigh and quotes.

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