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  1. WMP
    July 4, 2018 @ 3:41 pm

    This is a very informative article, as a lifelong athlete, I have never thought about running with a weighted vest. However, after reading about all the benefits that you mentioned here, I may have to give this a try. You said that it will increase your fortitude and strength. This is something that all athletes can benefit from. Are there any negative effects to running with a weighted vest?

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    • Sports Send
      July 17, 2018 @ 2:08 am

      Hi, WMP and thank you.

      All over I believe it´s not so many which know about this possibility but it is very effective. And good to have too in mind that in fact, many people do not just use them while running, but also when lifting weights or doing aerobics.

      On the negative side of using the weighted vest, the most important thing to have in mind is that not use more weight than you can run with. It is like when you are in the gym if you have too many weights on the bar, it is very bad for your body. So it is important, like in the gym, to start slowly and build you up with the weight in mind. 

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  2. OCTeam
    July 14, 2018 @ 12:17 pm

    Prior to developing lower back pain and sciatica, I used to love to go for a 6km run, 5 days a week, for the past 15 years. I would of loved to have added a weighted vest to have increased my strength and endurance. Now that I am forced to go power walking instead, I am curious to know if I would still get the same health benefits, wearing the vest, power walking? What do you think?

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    • Sports Send
      August 11, 2018 @ 2:15 am

      Hi, OCTeam and thank you.

      Yes, you will get the same benefit. Too many people underestimate how much benefit you get from using walking as a training method.  And all the benefit you get from running with a weighted vest, the same benefit you get of power walking. And even better for your legs as a bonus.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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