Running & Jogging in a Weight Vest
Incorporating a Weight Vest into Your Running Exercise Program
Running for fitness is much more than simply putting one foot in front of the other. It is athletics in its purest form: a person pushing their body to go from point A to point B as fast and they can. Regardless of age and ability running for fitness can be an amazingly fulfilling experience. That said, training takes careful preparation and planning. Perhaps you're looking for a specific time or you're simply looking to lose a couple of pounds. A Resistance Wear weight vest can help.
The term "VO2 Max" refers to your maximum oxygen uptake. It's a measure of your aerobic potential. How can a weight vest help here? Simple... adding a Resistance Wear weight vest to any running regimen will increase your endurance and will raise your VO2 Max. Additionally, you'll raise your lactate threshold by working your muscles harder than they've been worked before. Resistance Wear vests are designed with your fitness running in mind. You'll get the most out of your workout with Resistance Wear.
Core training (those that incorporate one or more large muscle groups) and hip training should form the basis of a maximal strength or resistance training program for runners. Back squats, dead lifts, shoulder and bench presses should all be integrated into your fitness program. If you're looking to develop your power, focus on jerks, snatches and power cleans. You want to develop a balanced resistance training program.
Additional benefits when utilizing Resistance Wear weight vest for fitness running include:
- A supercharged core workout while working on other body parts. Don't forget about your upper body. Put on the vest and your triceps and biceps workout instantly begins working your core.
- Reduced chances of injury by doing exercises that your body was designed to do, like running... just add weight!
- Increased stamina and resistance simply by doing your regular routine.
- Greater efficiency of functional movement. Get your workout done FAST.