Ankle weights can increase the strength of major leg muscles, like calves, quadriceps and hamstrings. They have the ability to increase both calorie burning and overall strength.
Ankle weights are a great option if you are accustomed to working out alone and don’t have access to machines to put resistance on your leg movements.
The greatest benefits of ankle weights come when performing slow, controlled exercise. Using them for free movement exercises like hiking, walking and jogging, can put too much strain on your leg and hip muscles and joints, and cause issues in the long run.