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      13.09.2013 08:28
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      My Pro fitness wrist weights along with the ankle weight are two items which I have been incorporating into my regular fitness routine for years. I find that they are really effective in helping to keep my muscles toned and strong while not requiring much in the way of effort to use them as I just use them on myself while doing a workout that I would have done anyway.

      They aren't overly heavy so they won't bulk muscles up but they do make a real difference in keeping them strong and healthy.
      As with the ankle weights you don't notice them so much when you first put them on as they only weigh 1lbs each which is nothing really but you will definitely notice the effect they have when using them for long periods of time as you will feel it in your muscles when you take them off.

      I use these when I am doing yoga mainly as I think that they just make the already good strengthening and toning properties of yoga just that little bit more effective. I also occasionally use them when running though as I actually hate running this I don't use them as often as I probably would.

      As well as toning they will also help with weight loss but not on their own as you would need to use them in combination with cardio to notice any real effects from them. They are mainly an aide to help tone and strengthen and for this they are really good. They will help tone up ay bingo wings you may have and just add an extra dimension to your established workouts. You can also increase their effectiveness by wearing them more often for example while doing the house work. Unlike the ankle weights though they are a little bit harder to hide so unless you want some strange looks I wouldn't recommend that you wear them to the supermarket.

      These cost next to nothing considering that they are a really useful aide in helping to tone up and if you are already doing some exercise anyway then strapping these on will only increase what you get out of it. They are comfortable to wear thanks to the padding and can be tightened enough to be secure without pinching skin thanks to the Velcro fastenings.

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        25.07.2012 21:07
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        A fantastic pair of wrist weights from the Pro Fitness range.

        In the past few months I have become quite obsessed with good health and fitness and so I have been regularly attending the gym. Because of this I have been investing in good quality clothing and footwear to allow me to exercise in style and in addition to the sportswear I have a few items that I now use at home (and store under my bed!) to allow me to exercise if I am not able to get to the gym during opening hours. In recent years I have gone to the gym before only to give up after a few weeks when my motivation dies out, however, this time is different and having dropped over 40lbs has meant that I have stayed determined and focused. Because of this my husband replaced some ankle and wrist weights that I had got rid of in the past and he bought me a pair of each from Sports Direct and both were the matching Pro Fitness ones.

        These wrist weights are turquoise and black and they are the exact same colour as the ankle weights that I own and the ones I have are 1lb each in weight. These go well with the 1.5lb ones I wear on my ankles and help me achieve better results when working out. These weights aren't heavy, being just 1lb in weight, however, once you pull the strap tight and stick the Velcro tabs together they do suddenly feel a little heavy, although not unbearably so. These weights are very simple to adjust to ensure a tight fit and even when I sweat while working out they do not move down my arm or become loose at all.

        When I first started wearing these weights they were almost as tight as they could go but now I've lost some weight they have quite a bit of room for adjustment so unless you're quite overweight you should have no problems wearing these weights. They cost around £5.00 from Sports Direct and my husband picked these up when he picked up the ankle weights as a little encouragement for going to the gym and keeping motivated.

        As soon as I have adjusted these I can notice them but they do go well with my workout. I haven't found them to be too heavy or uncomfortable and once I get my exercise started I stop noticing them really and barely notice the extra work that I have to put in while exercising.

        Like with lots of weight loss aids it is hard to know if they're making much difference and while I cannot pinpoint if these weights specifically meant I have lost x amount of lbs I can say that I feel better, stronger, and like I have toned up better thanks to these. I have been losing weight while wearing these but I would have lost weight anyway because of going to the gym and swimming regularly, however, these weights definitely contribute to how I feel when exercising and a good mood often means that I take part in more exercise and more frequently too and so these weights likely have contributed quite a lot to my weight loss and changing shape.

        Because I am wearing these weights while sweating quite profusely they do begin to get a little whiffy. This is easily rectified by using a fabric freshener and within a moment or two they're back to smelling fine and not causing me any problems with bad smells when wearing them.

        These weights are well made, the fabric holds up well despite almost daily use, they are easy to keep bad smell free, they are not too heavy to use all the time, regardless of the exercise and they have not come undone or started to loosen while I am wearing them. Because of all of these reasons I am going to give these 5/5 as I really do feel that they contribute hugely to my workout.

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          02.01.2012 18:15
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          Overall I'm pleased with the product

          Alongside my ankle weights I have also bought some wrists weights to go with them in an attempt to get fit and more active during 2012. The idea of these weights is to strengthen my lower arm and wrists whilst I carry on with my daily routines.

          I paid £5 for both of my weights and each one weighs in at 1LB each which may not seem like a lot but when you are carrying around an extra couple of pounds on the ends of your arms all day long you soon begin to feel it. They are easy to put on and very comfortable to wear although after while they do tend to get in the way of normal activities like brushing my teeth, going to the loo and typing my shoelaces. After wearing them for just over two hours every day for 5 weeks I have noticed some improvement in my lower arm and I think my wrists joints have become more supple and have strengthened slightly so they must be doing me some good. The only downside for me is that they can café after a while and make the inside of my wrists a bit sore and tender.

          I am attending nightly skipping classes with my other half and I notice a bog difference when turning the rope with these weights on as it does make the job of skipping that much harder, especially when I have combined weights on my ankles at the same time.

          The only problem I have really, apart from the general chaffing, is remembering to put these on every day. Obviously I don't wear them for work but after I get in at night I like to put them on with my ankle weights even before we set out for the skipping classes.

          Overall I'm pleased with them. They appear to be very good quality, durable and I am pleased I chose these particular ones.

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          30.12.2011 20:01
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          Decent product for what it is, but don't expect any quick results

          The thought process with buying wrist weights is to try and strengthen your wrists and lower arms without actually doing specific exercises. This is a good idea in theory, but I find that in practice, it doesn't really come off. Pro Fitness products on the whole are good quality, and these wrist weights are designed to be as comfy as possible, but I find that the trick with these, and with any other brand of similar product, is too use them little and often as opposed to having them on all the time. For this you need patience, and sadly this is something I lack when it comes to exercise.

          Each weight is 1lb, and attaches rather easily to your wrist. Naturally, you get a pair, and these are on the slightly cheaper side of the market when it comes to similar products. I got them for less than £5 and they have lasted quite a while now. They fit on rather snugly to your wrists, and the weights in them are grains of some sort, perhaps sand or some other substance, although it doesn't move around much within the outer fabric. They are comfy, and to start with you don't really notice them in terms of the weight. However, after a while, I found they tended to rub a little, depending on what I was doing. Even the slightest exertion was a bit annoying really, and I think just generally sitting around the house and doing the occasional light duty might be the optimum time to use these.

          The other thing I wasn't too certain of is whether or not any good was coming from using them. Whether or not my muscles have been built up or not by using these or whether my joints have been strengthened I honestly can't tell. Occasionally, they start to rub and I take them off and naturally find that just moving my arms is somewhat easier, but then this is normal considering I would otherwise have been carrying an extra 1lb on each wrist. I can't honestly say that I forgot I was wearing them at any point, and although they can be quite comfortable at first, I did notice them throughout, so they weren't so comfy that I forgot they were there.

          In a way, I felt a little bit lazy when I was using them. I do regular exercise, and figured this would be a way to maximise some efficiency by gently building a bit of arm joint strength, but after not noticing much difference and finding it takes a long time to get anywhere, I've kind of given up using them. If you don't really do much, or if you want gentle strengthening of weak joints, then this may be something worth getting, but if you do regular exercise anyway, this may annoy you somewhat, as it did for me.

          I'm glad it didn't cost much, as I'd have felt sorely disappointed had I forked out much more for something that just doesn't work for me. I figure I don't have the patience for something like this, and much prefer doing a physical workout in a gym or using my free weights. I know it doesn't do quite the same thing, but I'm not after focusing on individual muscles of joints in my arms, so this isn't really for me, but if this is what you want, the Pro Fitness ones are good value for money.

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            15.12.2011 21:39
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            They are ok, but I don't like wearing them that much.

            I randomly buy exercise equipment that is cheap in the hope that occasional use might help combat some of the weight I have put on since having my kids. I like things that make what little time I have more efficient at burning the calories, so when I saw the pro-last weights in Argos, I bought myself a set of wrist and ankle weights over a year ago.

            I can't remember the precise price I paid. I think it was around £7. Checking the argos site today, they don't appear to do the wrist weights anymore, but they still do the ankle weights for £10, or they do similar ones from everlast for about the same price. Looking at if they are still available, they can no longer be bought on amazon either, but there were some on ebay, if you do think you would like a pair.

            I got these thinking perhaps I could wear them while completing every day exercises around the house, and then sometimes wear them while doing other exercises. The ankle weights were a great success. I found I could wear them under a pair of trousers and walk round in them quite comfortably with no-one being any the wiser. The same could not be said for the wrist weights, as they fit very snuggly round the wrist even though they are unisex and I have quite slim wrists. I did think perhaps I would be able to fasten them a bit looser then shove them up under my coat sleeve, but no way to do this unfortunately. I think if you had thick wrists you would struggle a bit with this design to get it to fit properly.

            The weights are 1 pound, or 0.45 kilos each, which is a great weight for being comfy to wear and not too cumbersome. The weight is shaped more than in the picture above, so it is wider in the middle, and a little narrower around the 2 ends where the velcro is. This means that the middle section has to go on the back of the wrist really, as I find that otherwise I am very limited in what I can do with my hands as my wrist can't bend downwards.

            It is made from a nice material which is soft against the skin, doesn't make me feel too sweaty, and allows the beads inside to move and mould to a comfortable shape around my wrist. The velcro is very strong, so once my weight is in position, I am not worried it is going to slip around on my arm causing irritation to my skin.

            I find that although they are comfy enough, I don't like to wear these for any length of time. They are ok for exercising, but they restrict me too much and it is too obvious that I have them on for any other time. The leg ones are much more useful to me in helping me work out more without putting in more time on my part.

            I would say, they are ok, but I don't feel I would recommend any form of wrist weight after me wearing them, so though these are perfectly adequate, they haven't been impressive enough for me to rave about.

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            10.11.2011 23:47
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            Cheap light weights. Great for longer duration use on your wrists.

            Adding weights to your wrists and ankles are a great way to just provide a little extra load to your fitness programme or regime to make your muscles work a little harder. For a while, I did use the Pro Fitness Ankle Weights when I went out on a run, but found that they did tend to put quite a strain on my knees as I ran, with the weight causing my lower leg to pendulum. Hence I switched to these Pro Fitness Wrist Weights which proved to be a lot better to use.

            For the relatively cheap sum of £2.50, I purchased these weights from Argos from one of their end of line sales earlier in the year, although I think the normal selling price was about £5. Ideally, what I was looking for was a pair of weights that weren't very heavy, but heavy enough to work the muscles slightly harder. So in theory these wrists weights coming in at 1lb each should be ideal, because I could then wear them when out for a walk with the dogs, going for a run, or just around the house for quite a duration without them really hindering what I was doing. More of a sustained mild weight training rather than short heavy impact.

            What are they? These are simply a few sealed pockets of weights (in the form of some sand I think) that are stitched into a wide canvass like strap. The inside of the strap has a sweat band type material which also ensures a comfortable fit against your arm and wrist. The idea is that you wrap the strap around your wrist and do up the Velcro fastener to keep it in position around your wrist.

            Are they any good? Well they are a snug fit (depending on how tight you have the adjustable Velcro strap) and don't really move around on your arm when you are wearing them. What I do find good about them is that the weight is not too much. For a while with my original ankle weights (which were 2.5lbs each), I did try them on my wrists, but soon found that they were a little too heavy to try and wear for sustained low impact work when out on a walk. But with these wrist weights only being 1lb each, I find that the loading is just about right. It's not too much that you'll significantly notice it, but when I take them off after a few hours, you know that you've been wearing them because you can feel that release on your muscles as the weight comes off. So they do provide a low impact workout for your arms and shoulders.

            In terms of durability, they have lasted well through regular use. Even though I managed to get them very cheaply, the quality of the stitching is very good and thus far (touch wood) I haven't had any fraying of them. Indeed, the inner sweat band fabric still looks fairly new with no holes.

            In summary, whilst most would probably stick with bravado and want to go for the heavier weights, I've found that using these lighter weights over a sustained longer period have proved to be very beneficial and a lesser impact on my joints. Hence, a 5* recommendation

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              24.02.2011 08:36
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              Doing some good on my arms

              Whilst pregnant with my second and last child I found that for some reason weight has gone onto my legs and arms aswell as the norm, with the maternity leave finished next week I started to become aware that I really needed to get back to some sort of shape. Now I don't claim to have been a exactly fit to begin with but at least wanted to get back to my former unfit self, I cannot afford time or money for a gym so had a look in the Argos book to see what I could buy at a decent price to help me on my quest.

              In the Argos book I found these wrist weights which are also available for the ankles, they were selling at £5.95 for the pair and as I enjoyed doing the boxing on the Wii fit I thought they would be useful to up the intensity a little. Checking online for availability which I think is really convienient I found that botht the wrist and ankle weigfts were available at my local store so went and made my purchase.

              The weights are a turquoise blue and black in colour and weigh 1lb each, this doesn't seem very heavy when you hold them but when you try to box with them on you feel it. The weights twist around the wrist and then you pull them as tight as you want them and secure with velcro. The weights fit my wrists fine although not alot of spare space, I would say my wrists are a pretty standard size if you had larger wrists you may have to use the ankle weights on your wrists instead.

              It is amazing how these little weights make such a different to your workout, they really do up the intensity of your workout and when removed you feel like you could fly. The weights are obviously small in size and so are easy to store which as far as exercise equipment goes is a bonus as I don't have alot of spare room. The only downside of these weights is that the wrist weights do not appear in the new Argos catalogue and therefore I would guess that they have been discontinued although the ankle weights are still there. Good thing with this however is that if you look on the internet they are still available and have been reduced down to £1.79 a set.

              I would definately recommend these weights, I do believe they have made a difference to my arms and I have only been using them a few weeks, they seem pretty sturdy and have no fraying of stitching or anything as yet. Grab yourself a bargain before they disappear.

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                25.09.2010 23:23
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                Wrist weight for an extra bit of excercise

                I regularly like to take my dog and daughter for long walks and I love to keep fit. However as a busy mom I dont always have the time to go to the gym so when I saw these wrist weights being used by a friend I thought they would be a good extra bit of exercise to add onto my daily walk.


                These Pro Fitness Wrist Weights cost me 9 euro in Argos which I thought was a reasonable price compared to the dumbbells on offer which is virtually the same thing.


                The idea of these weights is that you must wear them on a daily basis when exercising to add to your fitness. They help to strengthen your arms and I certainly feel the pain when out on long walks.


                They are padded for comfort and each wrist weight are 1lb. They will fit if you have large hands or small as I have very small wrists and I have never had problems as there is a velcro strap which is easily adjustable.


                I dont think they would be much good just using them around the house. In order the get full benefit out of these I recommend you include these in your fitness routine whether it be your daily jog or even at the gym.


                They are heavy but not uncomfortable enough to wear them for long periods. I use them for about an hour everyday and have never experienced any strain. I have noticed a difference even if it is only sight.


                I would recommend this to all of you who would like to keep fit and toned without having to dedicate your time and money to going to the gym.

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                17.09.2010 15:02
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                I bought ankle weights from the same brand and i was so excited i bought these to go with them. You don't wan to be seem with great legs but flabby arms! What will people say! Well I just like to look good and thought that these where a good addition while using the ankles weights. Funny enough a friend of mine also have them and we almost go for a power walk together! It's actually fun, except for when it rains of course.

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                I love the combination with the ankles weight and they give me a nice little workout all together. I can do cleaning and walking while having my workout. It might sound wonderful working out while cleaning but it's hard work! I do have to take more breaks but at least I feel that it's working. Both weights are 1 lbs each that don't make them that heavy but that's a good thing because you don't want them to be too heavy.

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                The Pro Fitness Wrist are really easy to use and i put them on without any trouble. I don't have big arms but they fit really well. You can adjust them so they are secure around your wrists. They are comfortable and don't slide you can even dance with them! It's quiet a good workout doing aerobics with them.

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                For the price of 6 pounds you can't really go wrong and I'm really loving them! They fit well and I can see the result! Ha no more gym for me and I can workout in the comfort of my own home! I just love them in combination with the ankle weights and they give me a good workout!

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                  10.09.2010 13:01
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                  I have had the pro fitness wrist weights for over a year now and bought them at the same time as i got the pro fitness ankle weights.
                  I used to be a gym freak until i had my girls and no longer had time for anything so in a bid to get back into shape and fit again i bought the pro fitness wrist weights.

                  The wrist weights cost £8.99 for the pair in argos. I think pro fitness equipment is of a value range.

                  Each wrist weight is 1lb does not seem a lot but when put on feels heavy to me.

                  The wrist weights are padded and weights are hidden deep inside. They are terry towelling on the inside like a sweat band and very comfortable , soft on the skin. They wrap around the wrist and have a velcro fasten. These look rather sporty and are bright blue and black. The wrist weights help improve strength as well as tone the mussels in the arms and shoulders.
                  These can be used as part of a workout or on their own. I use these around the house whilst cleaning you will be amazed how much exercise i get cleaning with the wrist and ankle weights on.
                  These are discreet under clothing so could be used at any time.

                  Boxers also use the wrist weights in training to build up arm strength.

                  All in for a budget wrist weigh that are easy to put on and comfortable these are the ones i would advise of coarse when you have out grown the weights you can up grade to heaver ones.

                  As i said i have been using these for over a year now and find they have worked well for me, not only did they help tone my horrid bingo wings but i can see a nice slender toned shape to my arms now, i feel these are really addictive and still wear them around the house and when i am walking the dog they are fantastic.

                  I highly recommend the pro fitness wrist weights, cheap and durable.

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                  09.09.2010 13:45

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                  A handy product which will build support for your wrists

                  When working out many people tend to get wrist injuries because wrists are not something which can be trained with high intensity. By purchasing wrist weights the light weight, they will give the wrist a chance to get used to weight and will also mean you can get support from your wrists without having them breakdown on you because that can be frustrating and damaging

                  Price

                  The price will change depending on how heavy a set of weights you actually get. The 1kg set can be purchased for around £6 with the 3kg set being purchased for around £15. I would recommend getting the basic 1kg ones because you need to rememebr al these are being used for is to give your wrists hat extra support so adding extra weight is not needed.

                  Quality

                  I find the quality of this item is of a high enough standard. They are very easy to just strap on and will remain on without ever coming off. The size of your wrists isn't somethign which is important because the strap on the wrist weight allows you to chage the length of the strap depending on the size of your wrist.

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                  I think that these wrist weights aren't really needed for advanced people because over time their wrists will feel more supported than a beginner. If you are a beginner however I would recommend getting these because they will give your wrist that extra weight without it being to heavy. You may quickly outgrow these but for the price they are at you will get your value out of the product.

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                  Overall as a product I think they are a brilliant idea for a beginner, by adding that extra bit of weight on the wrists it will allow the user to feel how their wrists react to increased weight. If you don't feel anything on your wrists then I would maybe recommend going up a weight so you do get some use out of them. If you are wanting to build muscle these are not for that but they are useful for supporting your wrists.

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                  09.09.2010 13:26
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                  I really prefer working out at home these days because you have more freedom and it saves you a lot of time. Of course it has risks because I normally feel less motivated to go since nobody is keeping track of my work out. But like I said it saves a lot of times since I don't have to go to a gym and can just do it at home. I already have free weights but there are a lot more different kinds of weights available.

                  I had these weights with the ankle weights and I love the combination and they really give you a good workout. You can get these weight for around 6 pounds at any major sport retailer which I think is a very good price. They are each 1lbs which is quiet ok because you don't want them to be too heavy. The wrist weights are great for toning up your muscles during every day activity.

                  The wrist weights are very easily to use and to put on. You have them on in seconds and they stay secure in place. I can't really say I have big or small wrists/arms put they certainly stay in place and feel secure with the weights. During my workout they don't move or fall down and if you think they don't feel right you can easily adjust them.

                  Since I have been using them I can really tell a difference and they are great for just a simple basic workout to tone up while during other things. They are great to use since they are so easy to be used. You will notice them while using then though because it's certainly a difference if you are not wearing them, but that's a good thing.

                  I think these Pro Fitness Wrist Weights are fine if you want to tune up a little bit but they won't provide you a good workout if you really want to built up some muscle. I think these are great if you are a beginner and don't really have a lot of time to go to the gym. For the price of around 6 pounds they are not really expensive which makes them even better. Perfect for a basic but good work out at home.

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                    01.09.2010 11:31
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                    Good option for those who cant get to a gym

                    When I purchased the Pro fitness ankle weights I also bought myself the matching wrist weights from argos for the bargain basement price of £5.95.
                    They are blue and black in colour giving them a really sporty look and they are a perfect match for the ankle weights but when they are both on you can end up looking a little like an extra from star trek.

                    Like the ankle weights the wrist weights are attached to you with a Velcro strap. You just twist them round your wrist until they are tight enough and ensure the Velcro is lined up. They also have the added security of a buckle fastening meaning that they are securely fastened to your wrists and you can then box etc without the worry they will come loose.
                    They are padded and I found them to be quite comfortable once I had used them for a week or so and the fabric had loosened up a little but they can pinch a little bit to begin with and it took me a little while to get the fit perfect with them.

                    I had read reviews on the pro fitness equipment and they had all commented about the quality being good but at such low prices I have to admit I was sceptical but as they were the cheapest available I decided I had nothing to lose.
                    It was a pleasant surprise to find that the quality was just as good as people had said and they easily match the quality of the branded ones that cost as much as 4 times these ones.

                    I like to use them for boxing and also when stretching to give some resistance to my workout and after a workout I can feel that I have had them on but being only 1lb I didn't really find them to be uncomfortable to wear and in fact to begin with I did wonder if maybe 1lb was too light for them to be effective enough for me.
                    However I am only looking to give a little extra resistance to my workout not end up with arms like a body builder so I think anything heavier would be too heavy and may even damage my shoulder muscles.

                    I have to admit I much prefer the ankle weights but that's not a reflection on the wrist weights it's just that I use the ankle ones all the time under my trousers and even around the house and the wrist weights get used much less.
                    I think that the pro fitness wrist weights would benefit anyone looking to give themselves a little edge when working out and because they are so versatile they can be used with all exercise from boxing to light housework so they are perfect for people who can't make it to the gym for whatever reason.
                    They can also benefit people no matter the age so can be used by anyone from age 8 to 80 as long as the exercise they do is adjusted to their ability.

                    They are also one of the easiest to store exercise equipment you can buy so are great if you don't have a lot of room for bulky equipment as these weights can just be stored in a drawer when you are not using them.
                    I also hate to bang on about money but just die to the fact they are so cheap make them a great product as the quality is absolutely fantastic for the money.

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                      18.08.2010 19:04
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                      Wrist weights that are pretty much useless

                      When I bought the pro fitness ankle weights from argos I also purchased the wrist weights at the same time with the thinking that combining the two would give me a more effective workout.
                      Like the ankle weights the wrist weights are blue and black and have a kind of retro look and really remind me of Olivia Newton Johns physical music video for some reason. I actually really quite like the look of them and needless to say I always feel very sporty when I'm wearing them.

                      They weigh 1lbs each which doesn't seem much and really when they are on your wrists they don't actually feel very heavy. Fastening them to your wrists is really easy as they attach with Velcro and they also have the added security of a strap that you thread through a buckle. They are not the most comfortable things to have on your wrists and unlike the ankle weights I couldn't really just forget I was wearing them as they irritated me constantly. The Velcro strap would rub against my skin and no matter how much I tried to tighten them they would still come loose.

                      I used the wrist weights for a good couple of weeks but I really wasn't seeing or feeling results. I had bought them for with the intention of just wearing them around the house and while out with the dog etc but I really find that unless you are actually lifting your arms a lot then they aren't giving your arm muscles the workout they need and actually are just helping to pull the shoulder muscles down.
                      I also feel that 1lbs really just isn't heavy enough to provide a decent level of resistance and for me it wasn't enough to see the results I was hoping for.

                      After being so impressed with the ankle weights the wrist ones were a big disappointment for me. At £5.95 they are extremely cheap in comparison with other brands and the quality of them is much better than the price would imply but since they weren't really doing anything for me they have pretty much stayed in the cupboard and I am now just using my free weights instead.

                      Personally I feel the pro fitness wrist weights are a waste of time and money for those people who have bought them with the intention of just using them round the house but they may be more suitable for people who do pilates or calithnetics who want to add a little extra resistance to their exercise. For me while I absolutely love the ankle weights and think they do a brilliant job the wrist ones just aren't in the same league when it comes to giving a workout and helping to tone muscles and burn fat.

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                        27.07.2010 08:45
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                        ==Pro fitness Wrist Weights 2 x 1lb==

                        Wrist weights have got to be an ideal thing to have at home, as they are relatively small and easy to store which compared to a lot of the home exercise equipment I have is both hard to come by and a really good thing.

                        These Pro fitness wrist weights came from Argos and I purchased them the same time as the Pro Fitness Ankle weights which they sell also. They both match in style and colour but this was not why I bought them, due to the fact I have never been out of the house in them, but more to do with the fact that they appeared to be the cheapest option available.

                        At £5.95 pence for the two wrist weights they seem to represent a good value for money item as other branded wrist weights I have seen could cost up to nearly double this price! I felt for the little use I wanted for these weights just around the house that the cheapest would be fine.

                        The weights are not the nicest to look at as the bright blue colourings make the wrist and ankle weights more noticeable which is not necessarily something that you really want when wearing them! I tend to keep trousers on so no one can tell I am doing the hoovering in them!

                        The Wrist Weights are easy to attach to the wrists as they are fastened with a thick strap of Velcro which has been nothing but strong and compliant each time I have used the weights over the past couple of years. The Velcro strap is threaded through a metal holder which then allows the strap to double back on itself and fasten securely.

                        The weights would be suitable for more or less all sized wrists I should think as the Velcro strap makes the weight as tight or as loose as you require it to be. Once in place, the wrist weight can cause some slight irritation, more so than the ankle weights. The Velcro strap was a little stiff and did cause rubbing when I moved my hands excessively which I did quite a lot doing the housework and then doing other hand weights. The Velcro did soften as time worse on and I used the weights more and more but they didn't feel as comfortable as they could have or indeed I found the ankle weights to be.

                        The now don't seem to rub as much but I wouldn't say they are the most comfortable thing to wear and for this reason I am perhaps put off wearing them more so than I would be had they been really comfortable to wear!

                        Other than this I find that they have no other faults. They are easy to wipe clean and they have kept there newish look even after having them for a good amount of time. They are not overly heavy to use which is a good thing as I do suffer with one dodgy wrist that is easily hurt and too much weight on it wouldn't be a good thing.

                        Overall I have to give these Pro Fitness Wrist Weights a fair score of 3 out of 5 stars. Of course these minus marks are for the bright colour design which is not overly appealing and the fact that they caused a fair bit of irritation.


                        I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you


                        Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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