Weighted Vest Training
Weighted vests are quickly becoming one of the most popular fitness tools for athletes and those wanting to lose weight for a better physique or sexier figure. Consider just a few of the benefits of using weighted vests:
Increased cardiovascular strength - Weight vests are proven to increase cardiovascular strength and endurance. The added weight of the vest necessitates the body to work harder in performing everyday physical tasks, athletic training tasks, or simple tasks like walking.
Benefits to osteoporosis and bone strength - Clinical trials have shown that using a weight vest can have a positive impact on bone density. The use of the vest also adds additional helpful support to the back and aids in better posture.
Burn calories faster - Wearing a weighted vest increases the rate of calories burned since the body is forced to work harder in performing physical activities. My personal experience has shown a dramatic increase in weight loss speed once I began wearing an adjustable weighted vest on my daily jogs, hikes, and workouts.
To the uninitiated, a weight vest might seem like a piece of exercise equipment that’s strictly for the hardcore, but nothing could be further from the truth. A weight vest is a simple, yet versatile, piece of equipment that is beneficial to people regardless of their fitness level, from beginners to elite athletes. Weight vest training is based on the pretty simple theory that if you exercise with more weight than the body is accustomed to, the exercise can be more demanding, and therefore more effective. And we’re not talking about a lot of extra weight. Adding as little as 20-pounds can make a single set of 45 jumping jacks much more difficult.
The weight vest can be used to make every exercise more challenging and more effective, from simple exercises like stretching, to complex movements like squat thrusts, squats, pull-ups and push-ups. Weight vest workouts are an effective and efficient way to get yourself in better shape.