Weight Vest Training for Marathon Running

Incorporating a Weight Vest into Your Marathon Training Program

Training for a Marathon with a Resistance Wear Weight Vest

26.2 miles. The apex that runners around the world strive to conquer... the marathon. The marathon was one of the original cornerstone Olympic events dating back to 1896. It is athletics in its purest form: a person pushing their body to the limit over an extended period of time. Regardless of age and ability or previous marathon success, marathon training takes careful preparation and planning. Perhaps you're looking for a specific time (faster than three and half hours) or you're simply looking to finish the race. Training for a race of that distance will take quite a bit of time. You need to prepare your body for the physical exertion it's about to go through. Resistance Wear can help.

Wear a Weight Vest While Training for a Marathon

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 training 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 marathon training in mind. Getting out of the pack fast or finishing a race with a final sprint toward the finish can make or break your race. 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 marathoners. Back squats, dead lifts, shoulder and bench presses should all be integrated into your training 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 for marathon training in Resistance Wear weight vest 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 marathon routine. Your times will go down.

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