Sorry if this is a silly question, but I was just wondering what everyone’s thoughts were on using ankle weights for gymnastics training and conditioning? My daughter is 8 years old (9 in a few months) and has been asking me for ankle weights for a little while now as some of the girls on her team use them at training sometimes, but the thought makes me feel a bit uncomfortable with her being so young still. I was also talking to another mum, who said her physio expressed some concern about using ankle weights on young children, which added to my discomfort. I don’t want to hold her back if they would be beneficial for her, but I also worry about damage on her little growing body. So my question is, what age did you or your gymnasts start using them (if at all) and what was your experience with them?