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Plyometrics with Ankle Weights?


#1

Is is a good idea to do box jumps, squat jumps, lunge jumps etc with 2 pound ankle weights? will it help me get faster for my 40 yard dash and will it be hard on my knees? Im 16 years old


#2

Ive heard it's the best way to increase speed but is dangerous, if anyone has used this method you input would be much appreciated.


#3

No.

You are screwing with your mechanics.

First step, learn to run properly. Have your GAIT analyzed. I guarantee you have issues.

Correct imbalances.

Start a proven program to get faster.

Don't know where you are in Manitoba, but most physio places do it and worth every penny.

Cheers


#4

Yeah, fuck the ankle weights.
Work on form/technique, get stronger, cycle various reactive exercises.


#5

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#6

Ankle weights are really tough on the knees. I tried it when I was much younger (actually teenager), for some reason they were laying around the house, and it was not effective and caused a few short term injuries.