Incorporating ankle weights to your workout is not only a great way to add resistance to your lower body training, but it also helps you improve your overall strength as you perform those exercises.
In order to continue to build a muscle, and in order to avoid reaching the common “plateau”, you will need to work it harder by increasing your repetitions or in this case, by adding resistance to your routine
- Side leg raises – Put your foot out to the side, and lift as high as you can
- Up & across leg raises – Place your foot behind you, cross over to the opposite side, touch down, lift your leg bak up, and bring your foot back to the initial position
- Lying leg curl – Place your hands under your chin, concentrate on squeezing your hamstring muscles. You could perform this exercise one leg at a time
- Sidelying abduction leg lift – Make sure not to lean backwards and keep your core engaged while performing this exercise
Aim for 30 seconds (each leg) and repeat the cycle 4 times giving yourself 20 seconds break between each cycle
Try them out! x