By Soji James, CPT, CSCS
Who’s it good for: Great for intermediate to advanced lifters looking to add variety to their training and challenge themselves in a different way Notable Attributes/Details: #1 best seller in strength training weight vests on Amazon with over 500 reviews Pros: Easy way to take your bodyweight training to the next level. Durable material and good value for the price. Can easily adjust the weight of the vest by inserting/removing the sandbags. One size fits for most individuals.
Cons: I would opt for the shoulder straps—because without them, usage can be a little unwieldy and uncomfortable.
Bottom line: You’ll get the best bang for your buck for this vest out of any other vest I’ve used before. It will easily take your training to the next level and force you to get uncomfortable. I give it 4.5/5 stars. This purchase is really a no-brainer. Buy it: amazon.com , $84 (40lb with shoulder straps)
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You won’t always have access to a gym, nor the heavy weights or cool shiny equipment that come with it. Maybe you’re traveling for extended periods of time, or you’re in a busy season of work where getting to your usual training place just isn’t an option. In these cases, you need to be versatile and look for solutions instead of excuses.
Bodyweight training is a timeless classic that can get the job done. Whether you want to maintain your gains or find unique ways to heighten the intensity of your workouts, training in this manner is more than just a viable option. One of my favorite training tools that I use to take my bodyweight training to the next level is the weight vest by RUNmax.
Weight vests can take a simple bodyweight routine and make it not so simple. It can actually make workouts grueling. Adding external resistance forces your body to adapt in a unique way, and can be a great avenue to build strength, define your core, and enhance your cardiovascular endurance. It’s also an awesome way to add variety to your workout to break up the monotony of bodyweight training. Weight vests are portable pieces of equipment that allow you to bring the gym with you where ever you are. If you don’t already have one, I highly recommend adding this piece of equipment to your training arsenal.
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