Recently, I added biking to my exercise routine. My bike route includes going to the community park where, due to rough terrain, I like to walk and not ride. I like to carry hand weights to enhance my walking routine and up my cardio. My dumbbell weights are awkward to carry and keep complete control of my bike. I need a set of weights that I can carry easily while riding my bike. I found the Gold's Gym 3 LB Pair of Ankle or Wrist Weights to be the perfect solution. I can secure them to the handlebar or frame on my bike or strap them right on my wrists for even more convenience.
The weights are 1.5 lb each. They are made of a soft neoprene fabric with a strong Velcro closure. There is a reflective strip on the back for night, or limited, visibility. Though the weights feel strong and durable, they are flexible, and easy to use. They are well worth the $15 I paid for them.
While shopping for the Gold's Gym 3 LB Pair of Ankle or Wrist Weights, I noticed the brand offers a variety of weights to suit any exercise routine. I chose the smallest weight because I had used small dumbbell weights and I am not looking to build more muscle mass. If you are looking to build more muscle, Gold's Gym sells weight bench sets, weight vests, kettleballs, dumbbells, workout apparel, and a variety of workout machines.
For those looking for new, or different, arm and leg exercises, the weights come with an exercise guide. It is a poster, about the size of a sheet of legal paper, and has detailed instructions (with images) for a variety of exercises. The exercises are easy to perform and do not seem to put stress on your joints.
The exercise guide has a warning that you should not wear the weights on your ankle while walking or running. They should only be used when doing floor exercises or leg lifts. I did some research on this, and according to Livestrong.com, if the ankle weights are worn on your ankle while walking or running, there is a possibility you can injure your ankles, knees, or hips.
I highly recommend the Gold's Gym 3 LB Pair of Ankle or Wrist Weights to anyone that is looking to keep up or enhance a workout routine. They offer versatility, quality, durability, are easy to use and comfortable to wear.