As you may have gathered from the title, this one’s about recreating the feeling of having skates on your feet by using ankle weights!
I’ve been thinking about trying this for a while but was spurred on to give it a try after finding my new skates SO WEIRD and different from my football boots. I figured, if I want to feel agile again, I need to get used to having something heavy on my feet. Well, slightly heavier than my football boots anyway!
You could do any workout with these ankle weights on but I reckon working on agility and jumps with them is a really good start. If you can have Furieux style quick feet with the weights on it’ll help you do the same on skates!
Doing this right before skating would be a great warm up and prep your legs for having skates slapped to the end of them.
In this short video I do hurdles, quick feet, jumps and hops and throw in a few lunges and core stuff. I also did box jumps, skater jumps and bench hop overs which I didn’t film, durr.
If you have any ankle or knee problems, please exercise with caution! If you feel any twinge of pain, please stop.
If you don’t have access to a gym, you can get ankle weights weights everywhere, they’re usually in TK Maxx and I’ve recently seen them in Tiger and Asda!
Have a go and see what you think.
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