I do a lot of walking. In fact, most of the cardio I do for my bodybuilding prep is simply… walking. Fast walking (the dog sometimes struggles to keep up) but still – it’s walking.
That’s why, when Gorilla Sports sent me a pair of their new ankle weights, I was able to put them to use straight away. Ideal for adding a bit of extra work to some of my twice-daily walks, and therefore a bit of extra oomph to my prep.
Gorilla Sports are a great online source of professional gym equipment at really good prices. Check out their website for high quality equipment for at-home workouts or for kitting out a home gym (or a professional gym – do I have any gym owner readers?) There’s weights, medicine balls, kettlebells, barbells, benches, loads of accessories including weighted vests, lifting belts and gloves – just about anything you could want, to be honest. Have a look.
Back to my ankle weights – I’m finding them pretty easy to wear and use. They took a little getting used to, just because it feels a bit weird having a weight on your ankles. You kind of have to start walking, get into a rhythm, and keep going, using the extra momentum from the weights. I guess you could also use them for bodyweight exercises, hanging leg raises and reverse hypers? (Ooh, I’ve just given myself an idea there… )
Gorilla Sports sent me a pair of 2kgs ankle weights, which are pretty hefty and certainly feel like they’re making me and my legs work harder. However, I spoke to a fellow female bodybuilder this week who also walks with ankle weights for cardio, and she told me she wears a pair of 5kgs ankle weights! I now feel a bit puny LOL! Bit up yo bad self, Madam, you know who you are!
Thank you, Gorilla Sports folk, for sending me such a nice bit of great quality home exercise kit. Readers, do click through and have a look around the Gorilla Sports website, I bet you’ll find plenty there you could put to good use!
Nicola Joyce – the Fit Writer – is a freelance copywriter and journalist who writes for the sport and fitness industry. Her main website is here.