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Ankle weights and running; do they make you a stronger runner asks GQ magazine?

Ankle weights and running; do they make you a stronger runner asks GQ magazine? Some people run with ankle weights to improve their overall fitness and hopefully improve their running speed and tolerance to different surfaces. Running weights benefit the heart. GQ magazine examines this idea and looks at the science to see if it really works. Placing ankle weights of 3-10 lbs. on your ankles is almost like gaining weight instantly.  It forces you to work harder but it can also improve your overall cardiac fitness, improving cardiovascular efficiency. While this is true in general, the weights also place Read More »