5 Amazing Benefits of Training With A Weighted Vest
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Today I am going to show you five amazing benefits that you can gain using a weighted vest. How your training sessions can increase in intensity, just by adding a weighted vest.
Wearing A Weighted Vest Can Increase Your Strength and Endurance
The really good thing about wearing a weighted vest is that you can benefit from both aerobic and strength training.
Carrying extra weight will require more muscle use and more oxygen intake. This will help in building your endurance and strength.
Benefits For Your Cardiovascular System
Wearing a weighted vest will benefit your cardiovascular system when training by increasing your heart and making you become out of breath, in doing your body will need more oxygen.
This will help to improve circulation, heart, lungs’, in turn improve your cardiovascular system along with your endurance and strength.
Benefits For Musculoskeletal System
Wearing a weighted vest will trick your body into thinking that it is heavier than it is. Because of this your body will adapt to the new weight.
In adapting to the body weight the muscles and bones will increase in strength in order to support the new weight added.
But in saying this I must stress that adding weight gradually slowly to your weighted vest so that your body can adjust to the new weight.
Your body will start to build more bone mass due to the extra weight of the weighted vest, giving you a stronger musculoskeletal system, a more bone mass and connective tissue.
Over time with regular use of a weighted vest, future training sessions will become easier as the musculoskeletal system gains strength. This means that the chance of injury will decrease because of your improved support and stability.
Wearing A Weighted Vest Will Help To Burn Fat
The good thing is that by adding a weighted vest to your training routine, you will be increasing the intensity of your training routine and this will help you to burn fat a lot faster.
By wearing a weighted vest whilst walking, jogging and or using a treadmill will increase the calories that you will burn and will more effectively burn fat.
Doing high intensity work outs that include resistance is a much more effective way of burning body fat and building muscle.
Studies have shown that wearing a weighted vest whilst doing a standing workout will increase the burning of calories by 12 percent
Training With A Weighted Vest Will Improve Your Core Strength
In my opinion one of the best ways to strengthen your core is to do the plank exercise. It is a difficult exercise on its own, but can you imagine doing the plank exercise wearing a weighted vest.
It is a brilliant idea but I am not suggesting you do that.
But did you know that when you add extra weight to your torso, you’re challenging your core, which will then activate your abs in order to carry the extra weight.
Just think about this. You are not doing a core workout, you are just wearing a weighted vest.
Let’s say that you are at home wearing your weighted vest, just doing regular things around the house, which involves sitting down (squat), getting up (squat), bending over, walking up and down stairs, reaching up, and reaching down.
All these movements count. You are engaging your core, with more resistance by wearing a weighted vest.
Conclusion For 5 Amazing Benefits of Training With A Weighted Vest
I must stress that you should use caution with a weight vest.
Weighted vest are heavy and you should always add weights gradually over time as your body gets used to it.
Use with care to avoid injury.
Keep yourself hydrated whilst training and or wearing your weighted vest
Take a break once and while
It is great fun using a weighted vest but it is important to listen to your body when using it.
If you are looking for a weighted vest to buy, I would highly recommend you checking out my buying guide.
If you have any questions with regards to weighted vests, please feel free to ask in the comment section below.
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