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  1. B

    Another Question about Ankle Weights

    I’ve seen a lot of discussion here about the dangers of ankle weights and the stress they can put on the knees/hip flexors. I just had a question about a particular exercise: I’ve seen a few different gyms use a drill where the gymnast sits in a pike or stag and taps her foot against the...
  2. G

    Ankle Weights During Vault

    My 9 yr DD has been complaining about foot pain. Her coaches have been making her vault with her weights on. Could this be a cause of the foot pain. It seems common sense that vaulting with weights on would be counter productive.
  3. pinklemonadeliz

    Ankle Weights for all workouts

    My 11y/o dd's coach has recently started making the girls wear 5lb ankle weights during all of their workouts (3 practices per week, 3hrs each) - her back is starting to bother her & I'm wondering if it's because of the weights. I've heard it's not good to wear them that much but wanted...
  4. Canadian_gym_mom

    Question about ankle weights

    In another thread someone asked about uptraining and also asked about ankle weights, and Bog and a couple of others said no weights at this age. I wanted to start another thread just on the topic of weights. DD has been at 2 different gyms and even from age 6 at the other gym the girls wore...
  5. N

    How do you feel about ankle weights?

    I have always heard and read that they were bad for kids from an injury standpoint. DD used them for conditioning at her old gym, just 1.5lbs per leg. Today DD worked on her floor routine and they had her use them to work on her leap and split jump. OMG what a difference it made. Still I've...
  6. S

    Ankle weights?

    Our team coaches just bought the girls ankle weights to do their warm ups and some conditioning in. They run in them, do kicks, handstands, even backhandsprings. To me, they seem like a horrible idea. Some girls already have ankle issues and these girls are still growing. Putting more strain and...