Best Weighted Vests

Weighted vest buyers guide

Weighted vests are a great way to add some extra resistance to your favourite exercises that primarily involve using your bodyweight. This can include press-ups, pull-ups, chin-ups and dips. After a long time performing these exercises using your own weight, your muscles become used to it. By using a weighted vest, you can give yourself more of challenge which in turn will encourage your muscles to get stronger.

Not only are weight vests good for resistance-based exercises, you can also wear them whilst jogging, hiking, walking or any other form of cardiovascular activity. They don’t cost much either and come in all shapes and sizes, making them suitable for users of all fitness levels.

If you are looking to take your training up a notch, you can find a selection of our best weighted vests below!

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What are the best weighted vests?

Here we will take a look at our best weighted vests from the hundreds of weighted vest reviews that we have researched and analysed in great detail.

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How to choose the best weighted vest for you

Following on from our list of the best weighted vests, lets take a look at some of the key things to look out for if you are in the market for one.

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Weighted vests will have a different weight capacity. Some will hold only a few pounds whereas others can hold double digit kilos. Consider how much weight you will need now and in the future as your fitness levels improve.

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You will need to measure up to make sure that the weighted vest will fit you. Check the vests dimensions to make sure that it will be comfortable and allow you to perform your exercises with proper form.

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Weighted vests should have strong straps to make sure they are secured in place whilst you exercise. You wouldn’t want it falling off half way through your set of pull-ups or whilst running on a treadmill.

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You can have the best weighted vest ever made, but that is of no use if you feel uncomfortable when wearing it. Check what materials are used and how good the customer feedback is in terms of comfort.

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At the end of the day, a big part of choosing a weighted vest is likely to depend on your budget. That’s not a problem, there are budget weighted vests that will do the job or more premium weight vests should you need something for more demanding workouts that will withstand the test of time.

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What exercises can you do with a weighted vest?

Weighted vests can be used for cardio workouts and resistance training. Whether you just want something to make your daily walk more challenging or you are looking to build huge triceps on your parallel dip bars, they have a range of uses. The fact that they can be used for both losing weight and building muscles, makes them excellent value for money.

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Benefits of weighted vests

The main benefits of wearing a weighted vest are that you can add resistance to a diverse variety of exercises that you wouldn’t be able to without them and that they are compact and easy on your wallet. They can also be a good option for users who have injuries or disabilities that limits their training routine options.

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Hopefully you now have a clear understanding of weighted vests and the benefits they can bring to your fitness journey. Whatever you choose, we are sure that you will find the best weighted vest for your own individual requirements.

Happy training! 

Rich is an avid bodybuilder who has dedicated over 20 years of his life to the sport. He has a strong passion for health and fitness, living a clean lifestyle with a commitment to helping others educate themselves and fulfil their true potential.

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