Valor Fitness Adjustable 20 lb. Weighted Vest - Do you want to begin training with a weighted vest? Used for a variety of training approaches, a weight vest workout is one instance when carrying a little extra baggage can actually improve your physical performance for a wider set of muscle groups. That’s because the added weight of these strength vests create additional resistance during muscle building, body-weight exercises, and heart-pumping cardio activities – making you expend more energy to achieve your fitness goals.
What other physical fitness activities do people perform besides running with a weighted vest? With their high versatility, weight vests allow for a broad range of exercises, such as walking, jogging, rope-jumping, hiking, calisthenics, high bar training, bike riding, core strengthening, push-ups, pull-ups, planks, and weight training. But before you go strapping on that 20 lb. core training vest for your next set up pull-ups, be sure you’re properly conditioned to carry the extra weight. When adding a weighted workout vest to your fitness program, start out light then gradually work your way up to a heavier weighted vest over a few months. Going too heavy, too soon can put excessive stress on your joints and cause injury. The Valor EH-20 weighted fitness vest is adjustable with 20 individual one pound weight packets, 10 in the front and 10 in the back for proper balance, and allows you to start light and progressively work up to higher weights and higher intensity workouts.
- Adjustable weight up to 20 lbs.
- 20 individual removable 1 lb. weight packets
- Weight packets measure 5.5” L x 3.5” W
- 10 lbs. in front and 10 lbs. in back when fully loaded (20 weight packets)
- Dual strap / grip closure
- Vest measurement 21” L x 21” W
- Adjustable straps
- Black nylon / Velcro
- Reinforced support straps
- One size fits “most”
- 1 Year Warranty
- Shipping Dimensions: 12” W x 9” L x 6” H
- Shipping Weight: 21 lbs.
By taking on a little extra baggage, and incorporating a weight vest into your fitness routine, you can quickly accelerate your gains in the following areas:
The added resistance of a weighted vest increases the intensity of your workout, forcing your body to work harder and burn more calories during each weight-bearing exercise. While the increase in caloric burn may be nominal for less strenuous exercises, it is still both measurable and effective over time.
Strength and Endurance
Benefits from wearing weight vests are seen in both strength training and aerobic activities. Besides using greater energy, carrying extra weight during exercise requires added strength and oxygen. With any exercise the more weight used, the more the muscles have to adapt to the higher weight; this builds strength. And when the extra weight is removed, endurance is improved from the body getting used to both the vigorous exercise and the use of additional oxygen.
Speed and Quickness
When exercising with a weight vest, the body’s muscle memory is triggered to adapt to the added weight. Both body and mind believe extra weight has been gained when, in fact, it has not. The result is muscle memory that will react with the extra weight in mind. This fitness phenomenon produces significant gains in speed and quickness that would not be obtained without the extra baggage applied.
Muscle and Bone Density
Similar to how the body adjusts to extra weight by getting stronger and faster, muscles and bones become denser to support the supposed heavier musculoskeletal caused by wearing the vest. First, muscles strengthen and grow and then bones become denser and stronger to handle the extra weight. It’s a fact; weight-bearing exercises improve muscle and bone density.
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Item Number: EH-20 ProdID_20889
Product Name: 20 lb. Adjustable Weighted Vest for Cross-Training -- Valor Athletics (EH-20)
Manufacturer: VALOR ATHLETICS
Manufacturer Part No: EH-20