Adding a weight vest increases your core weight forcing you to work harder and burn more calories. You can adjust the resistance on most weight vests to suit your fitness level. The weight is attached to your torso which allows for mobility.
This mobility allowed me to incorporate the weight west in every routine except for Ab Ripper X. The weight vest does not work well for exercises that require you to lie on your back (AB ripper x, Banana Rolls etc..).
Benefits of Weigh Vest Training
- supplements resistance and cardio training by adding variation
- helps break plateaus when cycled into existing routines
- increased calorie burn
- improved explosiveness
Below is the official product description of the weight vest I train with.
P90X Hack – P90X Mod
This 40lbs weighted vest is designed to contour and stay tight to your body even under the most intense workouts. This adjustable weighted vest is designed for both men and women, and is a great starter for people who wants a reliabe vest at a great price. It fits snuggly to your body, and allows you to move and breathe easy when you workout.
Adjust the weight by adding or removing individual weighted bags to achieve desired weight. Fasten tight to the torso, molded, custom fit eliminates weight shifting during activities like power walking, polymeric, hill bounding, running, lateral drills and vertical jumps (It comes with a Velcro belt that keeps the vest tight to the body).
Weighted vests are also used in the gym when performing squats, lunges, dips, pull-ups, push-ups, etc. Add resistance to training routine without compromising biomechanics. Increase Strength and Speed, Accelerate Weight Loss, Improve Respiration, Build muscle, Gain speedand power. Achieve your goals twice as fast and with Z Fitness vest, double the results.