Buyer's guide to Weighted Vests
- Benefits of using a weighted vest:
- · Develops strength and resistance.
- · Improves jumping and speed.
- · Produces an accelerated loss in fat and an increase in calories burnt.
- · Provokes positive effects on bone density.
Adjusting the vest
The vest adapts to the body over the shoulders, distributing the weight around the torso, and is adjusted with straps, fasteners or clips. You have to make sure that the vest is a close fit to the body but without being too tight, so that the weight can be noticed as something natural, but does not move during the exercise.
Although they are more expensive, adjustable weighted vests are the best, as they allow you to adapt workouts and to vary the weight according to your level of fitness, objectives, etc. Most vests have a weight that can be removed quickly and easily, which makes the change between exercises much easier.
Many vests can weigh up to 30 Kg, and for this reason it is recommendable to invest in a brand that guarantees an acceptable lifespan, as these are strength training accessories that suffer wear and tear during exercise, above all in exercises with high mobility. As well as the points above, when buying a weighted vest you should look at the stitching and safety adjustments.