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Suggested Military Weight Vests

Weight Vest Tips

  1. Start Slow: Before you begin a workout with a weight vest, it’s important to start slow and gradually increase the weight. This will help prevent injury and allow your body to adapt to the added resistance.
  2. Focus on Form: Maintaining proper form is crucial when working out with a weight vest. Make sure to engage your core and keep your back straight to prevent injury and get the most out of your workout.
  3. Mix it Up: Incorporating a weight vest into your workout routine can be a great way to add variety and challenge to your exercises. Try using it for bodyweight exercises like push-ups, squats, and lunges, or add it to your cardio routine by wearing it while running or doing high-intensity interval training.
  4. Don’t Overdo it: While a weight vest can be a great tool for challenging yourself and pushing your limits, it’s important not to overdo it. Listen to your body and take breaks as needed to prevent fatigue and injury.
  5. Balance: A weight vest can be used to increase the weight for exercises like lunges, step-ups, and squats. It’s important to keep in mind that it can be quite heavy and it’s important to use proper form to maintain balance.
  6. Warm-up and Cool Down: Wearing a weight vest during a workout can put extra stress on your muscles and joints, so it’s important to properly warm up and cool down. Take time to stretch before and after your workout to help prevent injury and improve flexibility.
  7. Cardio Training: Wearing a weight vest during cardio training like running, cycling and swimming can help increase the intensity and burn more calories. Just make sure to start with a lower weight and work your way up as you get used to it.
  8. Monitor Progress: Keep track of your progress by taking note of the weight you are using and the exercises you are doing. This will allow you to monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed to achieve your goals.
  9. Get a good fit: A proper fit is essential when working out with a weight vest. Make sure the vest is snug but not too tight, and that the weight is distributed evenly across your shoulders and back.
  10. Stay Hydrated: Wearing a weight vest during a workout can make you sweat more, so make sure to stay hydrated by drinking water before, during, and after your workout.