We Tested the Best Ankle Weights—These 8 Are Clear Winners

The cult-favorite Bala Bangles were the top pick in our test

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Ankle weights test

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Adding ankle weights to a routine is a solid way for beginners to increase resistance during bodyweight exercises or for advanced users to add weight when they don't have access to classic strength training equipment (like dumbbells). Since most ankle weights are typically fairly lightweight (they usually weigh anywhere between 1 and 5 pounds per weight), they're a low-risk way to make your favorite exercises more challenging—and prevent a training plateau.

Tested & Approved

The Bala Bangles were our clear favorite and live up to the hype, thanks to its stylish design, water resistance, and adjustability. The P. Volve's 3 LB Ankle Weights are a close runner-up and much more affordable.

When selecting the right ankle weights for you, prioritize features like material, closure type, and weight. Materials like neoprene and silicone tend to hold up well to sweat and moisture. And Velcro closures tend to be the most inexpensive and common but may not be as durable. As for weight, "I like 1 to 2 pounds for beginners and up to 5 to 8 pounds for more advanced users," says Kristin McGee, CPT, certified Pilates and yoga instructor and Verywell Fit wellness review board member. "I wouldn't ever go too heavy with ankle weights," she continues.

To put ankle weights to the test, we purchased 17 options based on trusted fitness brands, bestsellers, and positive reviews—and spent 16 hours testing them in The Verywell Testing Lab by performing various exercises with each set—including donkey kicks, bicycle crunches, and more. We then rated each ankle weight set on a scale of 1 to 5 based on ease of setup, adjustability, ease of use, fit and comfort, versatility, portability, and value.

According to our test, these are the best ankle weights on the market today.

Best Overall: Bala Bangles

4.8
Bala weights
Our Ratings
  • Unboxing
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4.9/5
  • Fit/Comfort
    5/5
  • Versatility
    4.5/5
  • Value
    4.5/5
Pros
  • Comfortable

  • Durable

  • Adjustable

Cons
  • Expensive

Who else recommends it? Women's Health also picked the Bala Bangles.

What do buyers say? 89% of 1,900+ Amazon reviewers rated this product 4 stars or above.

The Bala Bangles scored no lower than 4.5 out of 5 for all of the seven attributes we tested for, making this set a clear winner of our best overall spot. This option has developed a cult following in the ankle weight space, turning the stereotypically bulky fitness equipment into what looks more like a trendy accessory. Throughout upper body and lower body workouts, our tester was impressed with the quality and durability and mentioned that there was nothing she would change about the design.

This set is one of only two we tested that are made of silicone, which offers better water resistance than other materials and makes them less likely to slip and slide around your ankle or wrist. Thanks to this design, the Bala Bangles didn't slip at all during our test—even when we performed exercises with wet skin. And since the filling is made of recycled steel, they are less prone to leaking than sand-filled competitors.

These ankle weights can be adjusted in two different ways: in circumference to fit a variety of body shapes and in weight (you can add or remove weight in 2-ounce increments). We also loved the durability and design of these ankle weights, but wished they came at a lower price point—which is why we didn't give them a 5 out of 5 for value.

The set includes a carrying case, and the ankle weights come in a variety of aesthetically-pleasing colors. While we tested the 1-pound set (2 pounds total), they're also available in a 2-pound set (4 pounds total), which is better suited for more advanced users.

Weight per Ankle: 1- and 2-pound options | Dimensions: 13 x 3 inches | Adjustable Weight: Yes | Material: Recycled steel, silicone

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What Our Testers Say

"If you want ankle weights to be a regular part of your routine, investing a little more money into a well-respected (and well-made!) product may be worth it. Whether you bring your Bala Bangles to the gym or use them on a mat in your living room, the small weight increase to bodyweight movements can make a huge difference as you build strength. They seem like something that could be a long-term investment." Lily Moe, Verywell Fit editor and product tester.

Best Overall Runner-Up: The Sculpt Society 2 LB Weight

4.7
The Sculpt Society 2 LB Weight

Source: The Sculpt Society

Our Ratings
  • Unboxing
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4.5/5
  • Fit/Comfort
    4.5/5
  • Versatility
    5/5
  • Value
    4/5
Pros
  • Durable

  • Sleek design

  • Adjustable

Cons
  • Expensive

  • Weight distribution felt uneven to some

The Sculpt Society's 2LB weights closely resemble the Bala Bangles with similar silicone material and design. They're a solid substitute on the chance that you're able to snag them when they're on sale (which seems to happen more often than for the Bala Bangles).

These ankle weights received scores no less than 4 out of 5 stars for all attributes, receiving their lowest score for value. Our male tester found that the ankle weights occasionally pulled on his body hair, which is something to keep in mind if you plan to use them with shorts or cropped leggings.

But what makes this option stand out is its adjustability—it scored higher for this attribute than all other options we tested, receiving a perfect score of 5 out of 5. To adjust the weight, you simply slide off one or more of the eight included blocks, making each ankle weight adjustable by roughly 4 ounces. Our testers found the removable block design more seamless than other adjustable options, some of which require weighted pockets to be removed and reinserted to adjust. And while many ankle weights (including the Bala Bangles) feature a Velcro closure, these weights fasten via a magnetized belt buckle, which adds security and precision.

Our tester found the weight to be slightly unevenly distributed within each ankle weight during some, but not all, exercises—which can be annoying to some. And while the ankle weights seem fairly durable, the belt buckle closure felt a little less durable to our tester.

While we tested the 2-pound set, Sculpt Society also offers a lighter and cheaper 1-pound set option.

Weight per Ankle: 1- and 2-pounds options | Dimensions: 14.1 x 3.7 inches | Adjustable Weight: Yes | Material: Silicone

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What Our Experts Say

"The silicone was able to hug my skin and pants without any issues. I love the sleek pink design which offers variability in exercises that you are able to do." Jonathan Valdez, ACE-CPT, Verywell Fit wellness review board member, personal trainer, and product tester

Best Budget: P Volve 3 LB Ankle Weights

4.7
P Volve 3 LB Ankle Weights

Source: P Volve

Our Ratings
  • Unboxing
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Fit/Comfort
    5/5
  • Versatility
    4.5/5
  • Value
    5/5
Pros
  • Soft and comfy

  • Durable

Cons
  • Velcro strap could be longer

  • Not adjustable

An affordable product sometimes sacrifices quality for price, but that isn't the case with P. Volve's 3 LB Ankle Weights. Available at about half the price of our most expensive picks, these scored a perfect 5 out of 5 for our value attribute and received perfect scores for almost all other attributes.

Our tester noted that the weights didn't slip at all during all exercises, which earned this pick a perfect score for both ease of use and fit and comfort.

These ankle weights feature a traditional design with a Velcro closure. While our tester was impressed with the comfort and fit, she did wish the Velcro strap was longer for a more adjustable fit—and to accommodate more calf and wrist sizes. While the weight of this set isn't adjustable, P. Volve also offers a 1.5-pound set, in addition to the 3-pound set that we tested, if you want to start light or are focusing on higher-rep and low-weight moves.

Weight per Ankle: 1.5- and 3-pound options | Dimensions: 11 x 4.3 inches | Adjustable Weight: No | Material: Neoprene, velcro, sponge

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What Our Testers Say

"I would have extended the Velcro strap so that it fits a little tighter. I could see this sliding up and down for people with skinnier ankles. Overall, they were super comfortable, are affordable, are easy to use, and don't slip and slide when doing a myriad of exercises." — Kayla Hui, Verywell writer and product tester

Most Stylish: Equipt Movement UWrap Vegan Leather Weights

4.4
Equipt Movement UWrap Vegan Leather Weights
Our Ratings
  • Unboxing
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Fit/Comfort
    5/5
  • Versatility
    4.5/5
  • Value
    5/5
Pros
  • Snug

  • Stylish

Cons
  • Not adjustable

  • Expensive

At first glance, Equipt's Vegan Leather Weights almost don't look like a piece of fitness equipment. They look more like a fashion statement. Whereas most ankle weights are commonly composed of neoprene or polyester, these stand out for their vegan leather material. If you prioritize a stylish design that'll match your athleisure without skimping on quality, these weights check all the boxes.

While the weights appear durable, we initially thought the chic material might be prone to tearing, but our tester was pleased to find that this didn't occur during our test. The top favorite of the three options she tested, our tester was pleasantly surprised by the comfort and ease of use of these ankle weights, finding them to be comfortable and secure during all exercises. These ankle weights didn't come with a carrying bag or pouch, so we gave them a 3 out of 5 for portability.

Although these weights aren't adjustable, they do come in a heavier 3-pound set and a lighter 1.5-pound set, so they may not be the best choice if you're looking for a versatile, all-in-one pick. While the 3-pound set may be too light to use as ankle weights for most users, they may work well as wrist weights instead.

Weight per Ankle: 1.5- and 3-pound options | Dimensions: 9.5 x 4 inches | Adjustable Weight: No | Material: Polyurethane, metal ball fill

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What Our Testers Say

"I expected these to feel a little more sticky (since they're leathery in texture) but they felt fine and stayed in place. They look very chic—which honestly made me think they'd be less effective (sometimes the 'aesthetically pleasing' choice misses the mark on function), but that wasn't the case with this set."Lily Moe, Verywell Fit editor and product tester

Most Comfortable: Adidas Performance Ankle/Wrist Weights

4.5
Adidas Performance Ankle/Wrist Weights

Source: Adidas

Our Ratings
  • Unboxing
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4.5/5
  • Fit/Comfort
    5/5
  • Versatility
    5/5
  • Value
    4/5
Pros
  • Comfy

  • Longer-than-average Velcro strap

Cons
  • Not adjustable

  • Bulky

Adidas may be known for its athleisure, and its ankle weights uphold the same quality and comfort. While these weights aren't adjustable, they received a score of 5 out of 5 for both versatility and fit and comfort. Our tester loved the soft polyester material and was able to comfortably use this pair as both wrist and ankle weights for various workouts. He also found the material very easy to clean.

These ankle weights are weighted by outer-facing pouches filled with sand, which may add some bulkiness. But the adjustable Velcro closure straps are longer than average, so our tester found it easy to get a customized, non-slip fit.

Although this pair is one of the more expensive options on our list, we still gave it a decent value score of 4 out of 5 since they're made of high-quality material and our tester found them to be comfortable to use for everything from bicycles to kickbacks. We probably would have given the weights even higher marks if their weight were adjustable. But we like that Adidas offers pairs in a variety of weight options—a 1-pound set, 2-pound set, 3-pound set, and 4-pound set—so exercisers of all levels can choose their preferred options.

Weight per Ankle: 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-pound options | Dimensions: 11.8 x 4.7 inches | Adjustable Weight: No | Material: Polyester, sand

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Best Adjustable: Sportneer Ankle Weights

4.1
Sportneer Ankle Weights

Courtesy of Amazon

Our Ratings
  • Unboxing
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Fit/Comfort
    5/5
  • Versatility
    5/5
  • Value
    4.5/5
Pros
  • Lightweight

  • Snug

  • Breathable fabric

Cons
  • Weight might be too low for some

One of the four ankle weights on our list that has an adjustable weight, Sportneer's Ankle Weights are our top pick for a customizable option that won't break the bank. This pick features a traditional ankle weight design with a Velcro closure and sand fill and includes five removable weight pockets—making each 2-pound ankle weight adjustable by .37 pounds.

We love that the weight of these ankle weights can be adjusted to fit the needs of both beginner and more advanced users, but our tester noted that the adjustment mechanism does take a while to get used to and takes a few tries.

One of the most budget-friendly options that we tested, we gave these a high score of 4.5 out of 5 for value. The score would have been higher, but our tester noticed that the removable sand-filled pouches didn't seem extremely durable. One even ripped slightly after she removed it and reinserted it a few times.

Although the 1-pound ankle weights felt light to our tester, who is more used to heavy weightlifting, she did say they may be better suited to someone who wants to add weight to Pilates or yoga moves or prefers doing exercises with higher reps and lower weight. More advanced users can opt for Sportneer's 3.5-, 5-, or 6.5-pound ankle weights sets.

In the end, we gave these weights a perfect score for versatility, as we found their weight adjustability to make it easier to complete a number of different exercises, and we found the set easy to use as both ankle and wrist weights.

Weight per Ankle: 2-, 3.5-, 5-, and 6.5-pound options | Dimensions: 10.6 x 5.7 inches | Adjustable Weight: Yes | Material: Neoprene

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What Our Testers Say

"For the price point, these are an easy-to-use, low-weight product that would be best geared toward low-impact exercise. The product felt snug and easily adjustable with the Velcro closure and stayed on well during various exercises. It felt fine during the 'sweat' exercise and operated the same way on dry or wet skin." — Vanessa Cavanagh, Verywell product tester

Best Wrist Weights: The DB Method The Dreamlets

4.3
The DB Method The Dreamlets

Source: The DB Method

Our Ratings
  • Unboxing
    4.5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4.5/5
  • Fit/Comfort
    5/5
  • Versatility
    3.5/5
  • Value
    3.5/5
Pros
  • Sturdy

  • Feature thumbholes

Cons
  • Better for wrist workouts

  • Not adjustable

While most ankle weights can be used interchangeably on both wrists and ankles, traditional ankle weights may not fit as well on your wrists and may be too bulky to use effectively for upper body exercises. The Dreamlets by DB Method were uniquely made for wrist exercises and feature thumbholes, which make them more comfortable to wear as opposed to bulkier ankle weights.

With a feel that's similar to fitness gloves, we found them highly secure, even while completing more dynamic moves like jumping jacks, and with wet skin during our sweat test. So we gave these a perfect score of 5 out of 5 for fit and comfort.

We gave these lower value and versatility scores because, although they work very well as wrist weights, our tester tried to use them as ankle weights and wasn't able to do so comfortably. She would have given the option a higher value and versatility score if they were more versatile and if the weight was adjustable—or if they were slightly less expensive.

People who use wrist weights multiple times a week, for workouts like Kickboxing or HIIT moves, may still find these worth the cost, especially since the thumbholes are a very unique feature.

Weight per Ankle: 1 pound each | Dimensions: 14 x 3.4 inches | Adjustable Weight: No | Material: Not listed

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What Our Testers Say

"I really liked the material of these ankle weights because it felt soft but also very durable. I also liked how the closure of the ankle weights is very sturdy and didn't feel like it was going to slip at any point or open accidentally—even during the sweat test. I would recommend this product to a friend looking for sturdy wrist weights that will hold up to intense use and won't open during intense HIIT sessions."  —Isabella Broggini, NASM-CPT, Senior Commerce Editor, certified personal trainer, and product tester

Best Heavier Weight: AMBOR Ankle Weights

4
AMBOR Ankle Weights

Source: AMBOR

Our Ratings
  • Unboxing
    4.5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Fit/Comfort
    3.5/5
  • Versatility
    5/5
  • Value
    4/5
Pros
  • 5-in-1 weights

  • Durable

  • Adjustable

Cons
  • Not very portable

  • Prone to slipping

  • Better for advanced exercisers

While many ankle weights range from 1 to 4 pounds each, Ambor's Ankle Weights stand out for their heavier max weight. We tested the 5-pound set (10 pounds total), which we recommend for more advanced fitness levels. Its weight comes from an iron-pellet filling, which is known to be more flexible than other common ankle weight fillings, like sand.

Featuring five weight bags that weigh 1 pound each, they can be removed to reduce or increase the intensity, which earned them a perfect score of 5 out of 5 for versatility. And thanks to the extendable Velcro strap, people of varying weights and shapes can comfortably share the weights and customize the fit.

At 4 out of 5 stars, this set received the lowest overall star rating out of all our top picks because we found that they slipped slightly during certain exercises—though this should be somewhat expected given that at 5 pounds each, they're heavier than almost all other options we tested.

Our tester also wished the weights were less bulky, as it made them less suitable for wrist workouts, even when adjusted to the lowest weight possible. However, for its affordable price, weight adjustability, and high weight range, we think it's a solid set for advanced users not yet looking for an investment piece who appreciate varied workouts.

If you want to start lighter, Ambor also offers lower weight options, starting at 1 pound per ankle.

Weight per Ankle: 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-pound options | Dimensions: 22 x 7 inches | Adjustable Weight: Yes | Material: Neoprene

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What Our Testers Say

"I would only really recommend these to advanced users since they're a little harder to maneuver and may not be great for beginners. I liked the variety offered from the ankle weights and that the weights offer five weights in one. This allows you to use them for a variety of exercises and for a variety of experience levels." —Isabella Broggini, NASM-CPT, Senior Commerce Editor, certified personal trainer, and product tester

Compare

Overall Rating Unboxing Ease of Use Fit/Comfort Versatility Value
Bala weights
Best Overall:
Bala Bangles
4.8
5 4.9 5 4.5 4.5
The Sculpt Society 2 LB Weight
Best Overall Runner-Up:
The Sculpt Society 2 LB Weight
4.7
5 4.5 4.5 5 4
P Volve 3 LB Ankle Weights
Best Budget:
P Volve 3 LB Ankle Weights
4.7
5 5 5 4.5 5
Equipt Movement UWrap Vegan Leather Weights
Most Stylish:
Equipt Movement Ankle Weights
4.4
4 5 5 4.5 5
Adidas Performance Ankle/Wrist Weights
Most Comfortable:
Adidas Performance Ankle/Wrist Weights
4.5
4 4.5 5 5 4
Sportneer Ankle Weights
Best Adjustable:
Sportneer Ankle Weights
4.1
5 4 5 5 4.5
The DB Method The Dreamlets
Best Wrist Weights:
The DB Method The Dreamlets
4.3
4.5 4.5 5 3.5 3.5
AMBOR Ankle Weights
Best Heavier Weight:
AMBOR Ankle Weights
4
4.5 4 3.5 5 4

Final Verdict

For an option that fits the bill style-wise without skimping on functionality and with ratings no less than 4.5 out of 5 for all attributes, we recommend Bala Bangles first and foremost. Adjustable and available in two beginner-friendly weight options and sweat-resistant material, we find them worth their high price point.

And if you're not yet ready to splurge, Sportneer's Adjustable Ankle Weights are one of the cheapest options on our list—and suitable for beginners and advanced fitness users alike. Available in 2-, 3.5-, 5-, or 6.5-pound sets, there's an option for every fitness level.

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How We Rated the Ankle Weights

4.8 to 5 stars: These are the best adjustable dumbbells we tested. We recommend them without reservation.

4.5 to 4.7 stars: These dumbbells are excellent—they might have minor flaws, but we still recommend them.

4.0 to 4.5 stars: We think these are great dumbbells, but others are better.

3.5 to 3.9 stars: These dumbbells are just average.

3.4 and below: We don't recommend dumbbells with this rating; you won't find any on our list.

How We Selected and Tested the Ankle Weights

To find the best ankle weights, we chose 17 ankle weights from popular, high-quality fitness brands—making sure to include a variety of closure types and materials, different price points, and both ones with adjustable and fixed weight.

Six testers, including two certified personal trainers, spent 16 hours in The Verywell Testing Lab testing 17 ankle weights. Throughout the tests, each ankle weight was evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being not recommendable and 5 being exceptional) based on seven attributes—set up, weight adjustability, ease of use, fit and comfort, versatility, portability, and value.

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Testers measured and weighed each ankle weight and compared the weights and dimensions to details available on the manufacturer page to assess accuracy. Testers also jotted down whether any of the options emitted any foul smells upon opening and took note of any included accessories.

To find out how easy it was to perform various exercises with each set of weights, we tested each pair on both ankles and wrists, and performed both lower body and upper body circuits. Lower body workouts included donkey kicks, single-leg bridges, and standing leg lifts. Upper body workouts included mountain climbers, crunches, lateral raises, and front raises. We picked these exercises because we wanted to test each ankle weight pair during both low-intensity and high-intensity moves to easily pinpoint pairs prone to slipping or sliding during more dynamic movements. Testers also performed exercises in both short and long-sleeve clothing to evaluate whether or not any ankle weights would "catch" on the skin or garments.

To simulate sweat, we also performed a "wet test" for each exercise, spraying salty water onto hands and ankles to evaluate each weight's grip, absorbency, and the closure's strength in a humid, sweaty environment.

What to Look for in Ankle Weights

Weight

Weight should be the first consideration when buying ankle weights, and the amount of weight in each set should be consistent with your skill level.

"Look for a weight you will be able to perform a lot of reps with, such as 2- or 3-pound options," recommends Gabby Drucker, personal trainer and owner of Drucker Fitness in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you're an advanced user, you can find ankle weights up to 15 pounds, but most sets max out at 5 pounds each.

If you're unsure of your workout goals, an adjustable set of ankle weights could be a good option. Keep in mind that the lower the weight, the lower the price, whereas heavier weights come at higher price points.

Material

Ankle weights can be made with a variety of materials, but most are crafted with neoprene for breathability. Some softer options are covered in polyester, cotton, or terry cloth, which provide extra comfort—though keep in mind that softer materials are more prone to ripping, especially when paired with a Velcro closure. You may even consider options that are made with silicone, which is typically easier to clean and more sweat-resistant.

Common filling for ankle weights includes sand, steel shot, iron powder, or water. "I'd go with sand because it is comfortable and molds to your body rather than a block weight that doesn't bend with your movements," says Drucker.

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Closure Type

Ensuring your ankle weights are secure before engaging in exercise is necessary to prevent injury or chafing. Velcro is commonly used to adjust the tightness and fit of ankle weights, and the most popular fasteners include hook-and-loop closures, O-rings, and D-rings. Buckle closures are durable and may last longer than Velcro closures—which tend to lose grip over time— however, they might be uncomfortable to wear for long workouts.

"I'm a fan of Velcro closures, which allow me to constantly adjust the tightness of the weight," says Drucker. The ability to adjust the ankle weights is important if you're using your weights for a variety of workouts or if you're wearing them both over and under clothing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can ankle weights be used when running or walking?

    The safety of using ankle weights when running or walking is debated, with many manufacturers claiming that the two can mix. "Personally, I think they are best for just strength training, and you can injure yourself or put too much pressure on your joints," McGee says.

    Research has shown that wearing weights, whether on your ankles or wrists, while walking can cause stress on the joints, imbalance, and increased wear and tear over time. This is even amplified when combining weights and running. Wearing wrist weights or holding weights in your hands while walking can even condition you to adopt an unnatural arm swing or cause imbalance, especially if you don't have an equal amount of weight on each side. If you're looking for more of a challenge when walking, consider going weight-free, and rely on increasing your pace or distance.

    Ultimately, we recommend consulting your doctor or physician before walking (or running) with ankle weights.

  • What's the best way to use ankle weights?

    When paired with the right form and an appropriate weight, ankle and wrist weights are effective and safe for strength training and upper and lower body workouts. How you'd like to train comes down to your preferences, and you may find that you'll run into fewer balance issues when incorporating weights into mat exercises versus standing workouts. Ankle weights are a staple in Pilates routines, where you can add them to moves like the double-leg stretch, spine twist, or swimming.

    If your fitness goal is to target your abs, consider adding weights to the hip lift, alternating superman, or the dragon flag.

  • How do ankle weights help with injury recovery?

    When recovering from an injury, ankle weights can help you rebuild and strengthen your muscles, especially if you're dealing with a limited range of motion. "I would say if you use really light ones and do moderate exercises, they may help if you can't do squats, etc., and need to do exercises lying down, on your sides, or on all fours," McGee says.
    "For our purposes, adjustable ankle weights work best. We usually use them for injury recovery, which requires clients to start at little or no weighted resistance up to 5 pounds in as small of increments as we can," Anna Mae Tiry, NASM CPT, a personal trainer and Anytime Fitness franchise owner based in Wisconsin, says.

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Why Trust Verywell Fit

Tori Zhou is an associate commerce editor at Verywell. She enjoys staying up-to-date on wellness trends and products, with a focus on holistic health. She's tested everything from yoga mats and massagers to dumbbells and heating pads.

She prefers ankle weights tailored to lower body workouts, with closure types that are slip-on or buckles, having been through her fair share of Velcro ankle weights that have lost grip or experienced torn filling over time. She's currently conducting a long-term at-home test of the Adidas Performance Ankle Weights.

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By Tori Zhou
Tori has been writing professionally for 5 years.Before joining Dotdash Meredith, she wrote for Bustle and Nylon, covering lifestyle and entertainment topics and developing a passion for the Oxford comma.She studied Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University.