ANKLE STRAPS AND HOW TO USE THEM!

ANKLE STRAPS AND HOW TO USE THEM!

Tired of having legs that feel like an uncooked dough to the touch? Being an athlete, tightened, and toned lower body is a must-have! To aid you in this venture, DMoose Fitness has designed an addition to its family of fitness products- DMoose Ankle Straps! Our DMoose Cable Machine Ankle Straps, made with lightweight, breathable Neoprene and High-Grade Nylon with Double D-Ring, come in pairs and singles-as you prefer! Its wide, padded, non-slip support makes it a fully adjustable and comfortable fit. The Hook and Loop Closure Strap of our Ankle Straps allow it to be easily attached to Cable Machines The smart-fit ankle strap makes sure you are in total control of your workout by ensuring the perfect form in exercises such as leg raises, leg lifts, and hip abductors. The ankle strap secures your leg in one to prevent it from rubbing or chaffing parts of your skin. Stronger and toned glutes are just one step away when you have got our Ankle Straps to assist you in lower body workouts!

LEG RAISES

LEG RAISES

Aside from toning and tightening your lower body, this exercise strengthens your core as well, even though it’s a bit tough on the abdominal muscles! To perform this exercise, make sure you have a flat bench to lie down on. Wear your DMoose Ankle Straps on both your ankles and attach the cable to them at the same time keeping them together. Your whole body should be straight in a line, with your feet facing the pulley machine. to maintain your balance, you can either grab the bench you are lying on or some other support near it. With contained motion lift both your ankles in the air such that your whole body makes an ‘L’ Shape. Your legs should be straight. Slowly, lower back into the starting position. This completes one rep. do the desired number of reps.

HIP ABDUCTORS

HIP ABDUCTORS

The Hip Abductor is an exercise that targets your glutes and aims specifically at toning your butt and hips to give them the perfect shape! To prepare for this exercise, set the pulley machine at the lowest setting, wear your DMoose Ankle Straps, and attach one side to the machine. The shoulder to the leg that is not weighted should face the machine. Raise your weighted leg to the side, and squeeze your glutes. Then slowly bring your leg down. This completes one rep. After doing the number of reps, your trainer has recommended you, switch to the other leg and repeat

INNER THIGH CONTRACTIONSS

INNER THIGH CONTRACTIONSS

As the name explains, this exercise works the inside of your legs. It is the opposite of hip abductors. Stand in front of a pulley machine and attach the inside ankle to the cable using our Ankle Strap. After setting into position, lift the weighted leg off the ground and towards the side until you can pull no more. Hold this position for a second and then come back to the starting position. This completes one rep. after finishing this exercise for one leg, switch to the other.

HAMSTRINGS CURLS

HAMSTRINGS CURLS

As the name suggests, this cable exercise targets the Hamstrings Muscles and tones them in such a way that they gain a pump! As in the Hip Abductors, keep the machine at the lowest setting and strap just one ankle to it. Face towards the machine while holding it and raise the weighted leg such that your heels touch your butt. All your weight will now be balanced on one leg. Hold this position momentarily before returning to where you started. This completes one rep. Perform suggested reps on one side and then switch to the other leg.

LYING DOWN HAMSTRINGS CURLS 

This exercise targets your hamstrings and glutes muscles. Prepare a bench and place it at a little distance from the cable machine. wear your DMoose ankle straps on both ankles. Set the cable at its lowest setting and hook it up to both the straps on your ankles. Lie face down on either the bench or on the floor, as you prefer. Start with your body in a straight line. Slowly curl up your legs such that your heels touch your butt. Wait for a second, and then return back to the original position. complete your desired number of repetitions.

FORWARD LEG EXTENSIONS

FORWARD LEG EXTENSIONS

Like the Cable Hamstring Curls, this exercise tests your balance and activates your glutes, quads, and hip flexors as well as your hamstrings! Keep the same initial position as one in the cable hamstring curl, i.e., machine on lowest setting one ankle attached at a time. With the front of your body towards the pulley machine. Lift your weighted leg back slowly to make a right angle at your knees; then gradually extend your legs backward until they are fully straight. This action generates pressure on your quads and hip flexors. Return back to the 90-degree angle position. This completes one rep. perform a suggested number of reps on one side and then switch to the other leg.

KICKBACKS

KICKBACKS

Kickbacks not only fire up the glutes but also train the booty. With added weight through cables, the intensity increases ten-folds! This is an isolation exercise for the glutes so remember to contract them. With the pulley machine in its lowest setting, wear your DMoose Ankle Straps on both the ankles and attach them to the cable. Facing the machine, hold it and extend your leg backward. Hold this position for a moment, then return back to the starting position. This completes one rep. repeat the same with the other leg. Do the required number of repetitions.

LATERAL LUNGES 

The muscle groups activated in this exercise are the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. The added weight due to the cable just fires up your glutes! With the cable machine on the lowest setting, wear your DMoose ankle strap on one ankle and hook it up to the cable. Your non-weighted side should face the cable pulley machine. Perform a regular side lunge with your weighted leg, i.e., a large side step, flexing your knee in a lunge position. hold this position for a moment. Do the desired number of reps and repeat with the other leg.

CRUNCHES

This exercise targets your abs. keeping the pulley machine on its lowest setting, wear your DMoose Ankle Straps on both the ankles and attach them to the cable at the same time. Keep both your ankles together. Lie flat on the ground and get into the standard crunch position. Start performing regular crunches, but with increased leg stretching. This allows the weight of the cable to act more on your legs, thus making the exercise difficult! Repeat for desired reps.

LUNGES

These cable lunges allow you to stimulate the abs and also tone your butt. Keep the pulley on the lowest setting, ankle trap on one ankle, and cable attached. Walk a little distance away from the machine so as to feel the weight of the cable acting your legs. Keeping your hands on your hips to keep balance, pull the weighted knee to your chest and then gradually drop into a backward lunge. Hold the backward lunge position momentarily before coming back into the knee to the chest position. This completes one rep. Do suggested reps for one leg and then switch to the other.


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