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Find Ankle Weights Osteopenia | Osteoporosis Buying Ankle Weights Osteopenia | Osteoporosis exercise treatment .If you are getting ankle weights for Osteopenia exercise treatment, you want to be sure to get weights that go up to 20 pounds on a single ankle. Why?
Miriam Nelson of Tufts University suggests buying the 20 pound version because if you are using them for any Osteopenia exercises to improve your hip bone density, you will soon need weights heavier than the 10 pound version. So it is less expensive to buy the heavier set from the beginning.
The one exception for this would be buying them for frail elderly persons. Here you might want to contact your health care provider. Although some elderly persons do exceed the 1- pound limit, some will never do so and for these, it would be less expensive to buy the lighter weights. But for myself, I decided to buy the 20 pound weight since I assumed that with enough practice I might get to the 11 lb., or 14 lb. weight. (After only 4 months of use I have already exceeded the 10 pound weight and am glad I spent the extra money for the heavier set.)
Hint for saving money on ankle weights for Osteopenia exercises.
There is absolutely no reason why you need to buy 2 sets, one for each ankle. One set will do nicely since you will be taking it off and putting it on the other foot during the normal ‘rest time’ between sets of leg lifts.
I spent hours on the Internet looking for ankle weights before I bought mine. I found that a set of 20 pound ankle weights ranged in price from $49 – $150.
But as I researched I realized that there were only 2 main types that stores were offering – some sold them at lower prices, some at much higher.
Here is a company that has the 20 pound ankle weight that is used in physical therapy as well as one used by sports enthusiasts who want to shift their weights from ankle to wrist.
20 lbs. Ankle / Wrist Weight
Physical therapy type weight.
The kind of ankle weight used by physical therapists is pictured here. You need to click on the picture to get the link to the company that sells this weight. (Note: it often takes awhile for the link to load. Have patience. It is worth the wait. )
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