running with a weighted vest

Running With a Weighted Vest

Celebrity craze, latest style, all the rage, call it what you want, but weighted vests are here, and they aren’t going anywhere! It seems everyone is running with a weighted vest. Soccer star David Beckham and big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton are just two of the newest fans of this fabulous fitness fad.

There are many benefits to running with a weighted vest and they can be enjoyed by EVERYONE, not just celebrities, seasoned athletes or big bodybuilders.

The Benefits

Here are just a few of the many benefits to running with a weighted vest:

  • Improves posture
  • Increases speed
  • Builds your endurance
  • Improves core balance
  • Adds resistance to intensify your workout
  • Improves overall strength
  • Increases cardiovascular system

Weighted Vest 3.0

The Brute Force Weighted Vest

The Brute Force Weighted Tactical Vest 3.0 employs a unique design that offers optimal breathability and less restriction during your movements.

The vest is available in several colors (black, green and gunmetal grey). It is a quality, one piece design with 10 fillable pockets.

This APC (Anti Plate Carrier) weighted vest can host a variety of sand or steel shot mix so that you can choose your optimal weight.  It has fully adjustable straps, allowing you to customize the size perfectly.

Simply secure it and go for a run!

A Perfect Runners Workout

You may be wondering….

Does running with a weight vest make you faster?

Does running with a weight vest build muscle?

Is running with weights a good idea?

A runner often wants to up the challenge to increase their speed and endurance. You can do just that by adding a weighted vest. Vests can be used by anyone, at any level.

Each turn or mile will feel just a tad more challenging while wearing your vest, allowing you to optimize your run, at your own pace.

If you are looking to lose weight, you are probably wondering, does running with weights help? Does running with weights burn more calories?

The answer is “YES!”.

Vests help you to burn calories while you are running. Your heart and lungs work harder when you are running with weights which will improve your cardiovascular system too!

Weighted Vest Run

Vests are perfect for running in the great outdoors, or on a treadmill at home.  If you don’t want to miss a workout while traveling, just pack your empty vest, fill it with sand when you get to your destination and voila!  You are ready to run!

Safety Considerations

Here are a few things to consider before you load up your weighted vest for a training run.

Adding a vest to your runs is a great tool for improving your overall performance.  If you are a beginner start slow, with lighter weight and listen to your body.  Trust that it will tell you when you are ready for a heavier load. When you are an established runner, just load up and enjoy the journey!

The Brute Force 3.0 vest is especially great for easy adjusting and adding as you grow in strength.

Remember to maintain proper running technique.

Here are some tips:

  1. Look forward
  2. Toes facing forward
  3. Knees up
  4. Hands and shoulders relaxed
  5. Back straight
  6. Soft knees for better shock absorption
  7. Keep hydrated
  8. HAVE FUN!

Running with a weighted vest adds an enjoyable and positive twist to the exercise. Take those baby steps towards enjoying your new running partner – your Brute Force 3.0 weighted vest!