ADJUSTABLE ANKLE WEIGHT 5Kg (max)
Set of two weight anklets, 5 + 5 kg, for free-body exercises with progressive weight overload.
The anklets, made of nylon, are adjustable by inserting, in individual pockets with Velcro, 10 + 10 metal cylinders of 500 g each. A 5 cm high band, also with Velcro, facilitates adjustment and adherence to the leg, which, in the case of such heavy ankle straps, has to be optimal. The weight of 5 kg per anklet is, in our opinion, the maximum achievable weight for this type of tool. Tests with higher loads have shown a poor fit of the prototypes due to the excessive dimensions of the tool when compared to the lower leg. 5 kg may appear to be a weight that is theoretically not too heavy, whereas, in reality, this weight overload is very high for most users. Jumps, sprints, lunges, crunches, and other bodyweight exercises and metabolic activities, if performed with 5kg of additional load on each ankle, prove to be challenging. This type of exercise should be adequately assessed before its execution. That is why we have chosen to make this model’s weight adjustable so that the user can gradually adopt the appropriate weight load.
Dimensions: 36 x 16 cm.