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Halle Berry's secret to sculpted legs is just $11 at Amazon

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The proof is in the sculpted legs. (Photo: Getty/Amazon)
The proof is in the sculpted legs. (Photo: Getty/Amazon)

Right about now, we're all digging out from under the mountain of holiday cookies and treats we devoured over the last few months. If you're thinking about getting a head start on your beach bod, we're going to let you in on a celebrity secret for toned legs that also happens to be winter-friendly: ankle weights. In fact, Halle Berry has her own line of ankle weights from Respin that you can get on Amazon — and they're just $11.

Each one-pound weight features a soft fabric covering and buckle closure for easy adjustment.
$22 at Amazon

I know what you're thinking: These seem like they'd be a great addition to your walks. While wrist and ankle weights add resistance to help you work your muscles harder (read: more calories burned!), the experts at Harvard Medical School say walking and doing aerobic exercises with ankle weights can cause a muscle imbalance. You can use ankle weights for other workouts, however, and if you want to add resistance to your walks, they suggest wearing a weighted vest unless you have neck issues.

If you want sculpted legs like Halle Berry, adding ankle weights to your regular indoor workouts increases resistance. The Moonfall star posted a video of her workout that included heaving her son up and down in her ankle weights.

Halle Berry is not the only celeb who torches her gams with ankle weights. Kate Hudson is another fan. She relies on ankle weights for a little more resistance with her Pilates routine, which isn't typical.

"Kate just likes to throw them on sometimes to switch things up," Hudson's Pilates instructor, Nicole Stuart, told Self. She says the added ankle weights make it “a little heavier and more challenging" for the lower body. This set from Healthymodellife is similar to Kate's weights.

These ankle weights come in sets of two weighing .5 to five pounds each with two colors to choose from.
$14 at Amazon

Right before the pandemic, Bala Bangles were funded on an episode of Shark Tank. The investors were really excited about them, and when the lockdown started, shoppers got excited about them, too — they're frequently out of stock. Even Victoria Beckham put them on her Christmas list.

"I love to work out," she told ES magazine. "I work out every day. These Bala Bangles are a great addition to your routine."

PS: Hailey Bieber's also a fan.

Bala Bangles
This set of two wrist and ankle weights are one pound each, adjustable, and feature a soft comfortable coating. They come in eight colors and a two-pound option.
$55 at Amazon

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