Would it be okay to use ankle weights for cycling (1.5 kg for each leg). I asked the same question in some cycling forum. They said that I would probably end up needing hip or knee surgery. Is that true? I want some really tough legs.


Think about it: the extra weight is shared between the two pedals, While one pedal lifts, an equal amount of weight drops (makes it easier) on the other leg so, the two weights actually cancel each other out. Therefore, wearing ankle weights while cycling serves no purpose at all. And yes, I do agree that unnecessarily forcing your body may land you in hospital

If you want your legs to work harder, just go faster or cycle uphill.

Updated on April 11, 2018

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How to Use Ankle and Wrist Weights Safely
By Juliette Kando FI Chor