If you have decided to begin cardio training with weights, it is time to decide which weights are best for you to use. There are a variety of weights to choose from, so we have listed some of the most popular:
Togu® Knobbed Balls
The Togu® Elongated Knobbed Ball is perfect for those just beginning to run with weights. It does not weight much and it is easy to grip. Practicing with a lightweight tool, like this, can help accommodate your body to the movements associated with running with a heavier weight. Also, if you were to accidentally drop this product while running it is less likely to hurt you.
To run with the Togu® Elongated Knobbed Ball, place one in each hand and start to jog. Running with items in your hand will allow you to work out your upper and lower body and core at the same time. These items can either be carried normally in your hands when walking or can be shaken during the run. Due to their low weight and small size, they are safe on wrist and elbow joints.
After you’ve practiced the movements of running with items in your hand, it is time to add some weight. One product you might want to try is our CanDo® Vinyl Coated Dumbbells. CanDo® Vinyl Coated Dumbbells are made of cast iron which makes them durable if you drop them on the ground by accident while running. The vinyl coating is comfortable to grip and is color-coded based on weight for easy identification.
While running, we recommend you use the either the pink, violet or green dumbbells (1, 2 and 3 pounds respectively) as they have the least amount of resistance and won’t negatively impact your run. They are available in pairs, so you have one dumbbell in each hand.
The Cuff® Original Ankle and Wrist Weights
If you don’t feel like gripping onto weights in each hand, then you can easily attach weights to your body with the the Cuff® Original Ankle and Wrist Weights. The Cuff® contours to the body to snuggly fit around your ankles or wrist. The long closure strap assures a secure and comfortable fit even during the most strenuous exercise program. So, you can rest assured that the weights won’t come off while you are running. Our Cuff® weights start at 0.25 pounds which is great for beginners to get started. Adding weight to either your wrists or ankles can be a beneficial way to increase exercise intensity and calorie-burning efficiency.
Using weights while you run can make you a stronger runner and can improve your joints and posture. It is important to find the weights that are right for you. Please consult with your fitness specialist before running with any of these weights to make sure it’s the best option for you.
To check out the Togu® Elongated Knobbed Ball, click here.
To check out the CanDo® Vinyl Coated Dumbbells, click here.
To check out the Cuff® Original Ankle and Wrist Weights, click here.
Article written by William Graves.