Ways To Use A Weighted Vest

I took up a friend up on a challenge recently. I took part in a race wearing a weighted vest. This made an already intense race into a very, very difficult struggle.

It felt like I was carrying a whole additional person around the course. My heart rate shot up, my nerves and lungs were burning, also my temperature soared up on the thermometer, and the following day I felt even more sore and exhausted than normal.

And though you don’t need to race with a weighted vest, this bit of fitness gear can come in rather handy as a powerful instrument for improving calorie burn, building muscle and strength quicker, and boosting weight reduction.  I had a bit of difficulty finding a good weighted vest for women, but after a few hours of research I managed to find the perfect one.

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A weighted vest is merely a garment that is either made from a heavy cloth, or outfitted with pockets that can be full of little sandbags, little steel bars, or other heavy items. The general goal of a weighted vest would be to add some extra weight for body-weight exercises, walking distance running or pace, agility and agility based weighted vest exercises.

When it comes to functionality, studies have shown that using this sort of extra pressure through sprinting or speedwork demands that your lower-body muscles to generate more force onto the earth. This may cause improvements in strength, power, and acceleration throughout running, as well as enhanced energy and power during fast, power, and endurance practices.

However, even when you’re not a pro athlete, then you are still able to benefit from having a weighted vest. Actually, just performing some of your daily tasks with a bit of additional weight can significantly increase your body’s metabolic rate. It can also raise the intensity of an exercise or activity that would usually be easy and even help with bone density by burdening the skeletal system.

It’s very straightforward to turn into a simple bodyweight workout into a tough routine just by putting on a vest that is optional. As an example, I perform a routine when sporting my weighted vest a few times per month.

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Weighted Vest Walks and Hikes

As soon as I hit the woods road with my children, we have a wonderful time in nature, but it’s often not that difficult for me. At times, I need that easy nature hike to be a more intense workout. To do this, I just put a tee shirt vest on my top and beneath my jacket. For walking and hiking, look for a thicker 30-50-pound vest when at all possible.

Needless to say, you do not need to just put on a weighted vest during a hike. You may also wear it for walks around the area, at the park or even performing stair repeats in a stadium or at a resort. The sky’s the limit (I have actually worn my vest during airport safety and walked across airports using it).

Hitting the road with your bicycle when wearing a vest is another excellent strategy. It works particularly well on a road with hills and when you rotate regularly from a standing to a seated position to find an upper body workout component. You might also put on a weighted vest if riding a fixed bicycle

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