Have the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders thrown off your workout routine? Here's an idea to inspire you to workout without going to the gym with my DIY Wrist and Ankle Weights.
Wearable on your ankles or wrists, they're fastened with a non-slip velcro fit and are only 1.5 lbs. each for adding a constant but comfortable resistance to your workout. And, they're stinkin' cute. BONUS!
As we all know, using weights during any workout is a great way to achieve fast results. Wrist and ankle weights are an excellent choice because you can secure them in place, allowing you to focus on your workout without over-gripping or dropping anything. I'm not a fitness pro, but I have found that ankle weights worn on each ankle or wrists really enhances my exercise. I've read that they can increase the calorie burn rate by 5 to 15 percent. And I can totally use that!
Be sure that you consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription before beginning any new routine.
Another bonus is that they are machine washable! Perfect for fighting off germs and viruses, right? Just fasten the velcro to itself on each weight, then place them in a zipped laundry bag and toss in the washer with a load of towels, then let them air dry for the next workout.
So, if you're game, let's DO this. Here's the full tutorial for making your Do-It-Yourself Wrist and Ankle Weights.
Jan, the weights end up weighing 1 1/2 pounds each. And it take 1 1/2 cups of beads for each one. The package of beads has 4 pounds of beads in it, so you have plenty to work with, and make 2 sets if you want.
Thanks for sharing your pattern. Before I make though, I have a couple questions…
How much of the beads did you use for each weight?
How much the the completed weight weigh?