Lift This: DIY Wrist and Ankle Weights

Try as we might, we can’t always squeeze a workout into our schedule. I learned a long time ago sometimes you have to get creative and let the workout come to you.

With these DIY wrist and/or ankle weights, you can go about your at-home business while getting toned and tight.

You can put them to use while you squat, lunge and work your arms or, like me, you can wear them while you put groceries away, vacuum, and blow dry your hair! As long as you’re moving, they’re working.

These sock-weights are easy to make in just 4 simple steps.

You’ll need:

• Pair of tube socks
• Dry rice
• Sealable plastic bags


Step 1: Pour an even amount of dry rice into two sealable bags

Step 2: Place one rolled and sealed rice bag in each sock

Step 3: Twist off both ends of your socks so you can use them as ties

Step 4: Secure to your wrists and/or ankles and get moving!

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Julianne Hough is just trying to be a nice person who dances as often as possible, usually in public. She recently wifed up to NHL star Brooks Laich and is the proud dog-mom of two pups, Lexi & Harley (they’re the real brains behind everything).
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  • Agustina Castro

    That’s great! Hey Jules please check your AskJules Mail ?????????????? I sent you a very important email, it’s not a question for you to answer but I seriously need you to read it! It’s from aguseuge (that’s me) Please Jules! Please please ???

  • Nikaila

    I love your workout posts!! Thanks for sharing julianne

  • Hudi

    Ahh this is such a cute idea!! I love it! Gonna have to try it, thanks!!

  • I need this!