Weighted Vests are used to provide additional resistance when walking or using cardio training equipment and performing bodyweight or calisthenics exercises. The resistance of a weighted vest is adjustable and usually done through adding or removing small weights that fit in designated weight pouches positioned throughout the vest. Resistance levels on some vests can range from 1 to 40 lbs. in one lb. increments. Sizing of your weighted vest is usually not an issue as most are made to fit all with Velcro tabs or adjustable straps to secure a snug fit.
Who should use a weight vest? People that engage in bodyweight training exercises such as pull-ups, dips and push-ups that wish to gain strength and lean muscle mass through added resistance are good candidates for using a weighted vest. Those that walk or hike can utilize a weight vest to increase their heart rate and burn more calories.
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