Why Train with a Weighted Vest?

Do you want to know a simple and very effective way to enhance your workout?  No matter what kind of workout regimen you’re on, whether you like to run, lift weights, or do calisthenics (bodyweight) exercises, a weighted vest is simple tool to make your work out much more effective.  In other words, training with a weighted vest will give you more ‘bang for your buck.’

The science behind training with a weighted vest is a simple one.  By wearing one, you place a higher energy demand on your body.  Your then need to adapt to the greater demand placed on your body’s energy system, and will make greater gains in strength, weight loss, endurance, etc.  A weighted vest forces your musculoskeletal system and cardio-respiratory system to work harder than normal, making your work outs much more effective.

By wearing a weighted vest during training no matter what your sport is, your performance will be vastly improved during competition.  Wearing a weighted vest can also help you lose weight by forcing your body to work harder, burning more calories, thus losing more weight faster.  Another great way to build strength and muscle is to wear a weighted vest while doing bodyweight movements such as push-ups, pull-ups, and squats.  Relative strength – being able to lift or move your own body efficiently – is a lot more functional and transferable to sport and life.

All in all, wearing a weighted vest can help you lose weight, get stronger, and be a better athlete.  You can even wear one when you’re not working out, but even just carrying out your day to day activities like walking around, going up and down stairs, and shopping.  When choosing a weighted vest, make sure you get one that is slim, not bulky, fits snug to your body and not too loose.

Note:  Specialty fitness equipment providers, like Fitness Town, will offer many choices when it comes to weighted-vests, make sure you try on a few before deciding which one is the right one for you.



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