Injury Prevention & Rehab FAQs

If you have a question about how a weight vest works or if its right for you, then there's probably a good chance a few other people have asked the same question. Below is a list of frequently asked questions - and more importantly, the answers - related to injury prevention and rehabilitation with a weight vest. Our other FAQs might help you find what you are looking for. If not, ask our experts your question or contact us.

Common question about using a weight vest for injury prevention & rehab

Will exercising in a weight vest damage my joints?

Any workout routine has the potential to harm the muscles, the joints, the tendons and/or ligaments. When starting a workout routine, look into hiring a personal trainer to guide you through proper form and bio-mechanics of the human body. It is key to train in all planes of motion (sagital, frontal, and transverse). It is beneficial to train in the vest because there is no weight outside of a human’s central point of gravity. This feature greatly reduces the chance for injury.

Will training in your weight vest prevent knee injuries?

Training in the vest can help to alleviate the potential for knee injuries. When an athlete performs a standard squat or a barbell lunge, there is potential for the individual to harm his/her knees. With the vest, we can have the same amount of weight but in a more ergonomic position and a much safer position for optimal and safe results.

Will it hurt my back, or cause lower back injuries with prolonged use?

On the contrary, using the vest will help to alleviate many lower back problems. A misconception is that the core only involves the rectus abdominals and external/internal obliques. The core consists of all just mentioned and your erector spinae or your low back muscles. The vest will help to strengthen the back and the front, or the total core.

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