Post-Pregnancy Conditioning in a Weight Vest
Incorporating a Weight Vest into Your Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss Program
Childbirth - The greatest miracle known to mankind and the most special moment of a mother's life. And the years following dedicated to raising a child will prove to be the most special and challenging in a parent's life. Unfortunately for mothers, child rearing is not the only challenge. The months after giving birth can prove to be quite a difficult time as women struggle with the challenge of getting their bodies back into pre-pregnancy shape.
Unfortunately, post-pregnancy mothers are often their own worst critics. They tend to be tougher on themselves and expect their bodies to bounce back faster than Mother Nature often allows. However, women should realize the first couple months after childbirth are critical to recovery and should let their body take its natural course to heal and recover fully. It is important to resist the urge to start pushing your body too soon. Enjoy the time off from all the physical activity…you've earned it.
But when you are able to get started exercising again, Resistance Wear is ready to help you get results - and your old body back - fast. As you begin an exercise regimen again, consider incorporating a weight vest for post-pregnancy fitness programs. A good place to start is with light exercise that just focuses on continuous movement, like a brisk 10 minute daily walk. As you feel stronger and more confident, increase your time in 5 or 10-minute increments.
Walking in a weighted vest is a great and safe way to exercise and burn calories. Including your baby on your walks provides additional benefits too…not only do you get to spend more bonding time, you'll also reap the benefits of additional resistance from pushing a stroller. With every walk and every passing week using a weight vest for your post-pregnancy weight loss efforts, you'll feel stronger and will want to add more weight and cardio training to your routine to jump start your weight loss even more so you can get back to your pre-pregnancy weight faster.
The great thing about using a weighted training vest during post-pregnancy fitness is that its safe, effective and efficient. There are no free weights or machines or compromising exercises…all you have to do is where the vest and let your body become the machine. The vests allow for interchangeable and positionable weights, so you can pick the right weight to start with and add (or remove) them as you progress until you reach the optimal weight. You don't have to go to the gym or club or sign up for a class…all you have to do is incorporate the weight vest into any of your current routines. It doesn't matter if that's walking, biking, aerobics or even house chores or gardening - doing any of these activities will burn 60% more calories than doing these same activities without a weight vest. So do the math yourself…if you can burn 60% more calories in any given activity, you'll get that body back faster.
One key point to remember on your post-pregnancy weight loss journey is that all women (and body types) are different, so results…and time will vary for each woman. Depending on circumstances it may take you 6 to 9 months to lose the weight gained during pregnancy. Your fitness level before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and post-pregnancy plays such a big role on how hard you may have to work to lose weight after pregnancy. Just remember these two words, consistency and patience.
Whatever way you decide to exercise, learn to make exercise a daily part of your routine. Be consistent. Set a goal to get at least 90 minutes of exercise each week. Do something physical every day. Not only will you be less hungry if you exercise you will also feel better about everything you do in your life. And before long, you will look great and feel great enjoying all the blessings that come with being a new mom.
Additional benefits of post-pregnancy weight loss training using a Resistance Wear weight vest include:
- A safe, but effective training approach. The Resistance Wear vest allows you to continue to perform your functional body movement. No injuries during training!
- Greater efficiency of functional movement. Get your workout done FAST.
- Muscle confusion. Keep doing your normal routine and super-charge it with the vest. The physics of any exercise change when you add weight.
- An instant core workout while working on other body parts. Put on the vest and your triceps and biceps workout instantly begins working your core.
- Naturally increased endurance by applying resistance to movement during your workout.