When choosing exercise equipment to enhance your physical fitness, whether for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), jogging or walking, one of the best products you could buy for yourhome workouts is an adjustable weighted vest.
An Exile Gear tactical weighted vest has a design that allows you to adjust the straps, waistband and weight depending on the type of exercise you're doing so that you can get the most from your weighted vest training whilst feeling comfortable.
Our weighted vest plate carrier allows you to increase or decrease the weight of the vest to suit your weight vest training routine, making them ideal for all levels of physical ability, from beginners training at home to an experienced PT or CrossFit athlete.
There are many reasons to wear a weighted vest beyond using it for weight loss training and workouts, such as recovering from injury where you need to slowly add resistance to your routine to build muscle strength or to improve your overall physical endurance for your chosen sport.
A weighted vest will increase endurance by adding a consistent load and fatigue to your muscles that will help them to grow and perform better within your sport.
If you're wondering which weighted vest is best for you then the best way in which to choose is to first understand which bodyweight exercises you'll be doing, be that HIIT training, callisthenics or running.
Our weight vests are ideal for anyone looking to add weight to their pull-up, push-up, dip or leg exercises such as the lung or squat. The extra resistance weighted vest training gives you is unparalleled when it comes to building true muscle strength.
The weighted vest features heavily in the CrossFit world (7kg for women and 10kg for men)and high-intensity interval training in general due to the extremity of most workouts. CrossFit is a sport in which exercise intensity is 99.9% guaranteed and your overall physique and stamina will see an improvement quickly over the months.
But where the plate carrier vest is mostly synonymous is with the Murph workout which puts a heavy emphasis on the weighted vest and the athlete's endurance. It's an activity mixture of cardio in the form of 2 x 1-mile runs, pull-ups, push-ups and squats, all whilst wearing a weighted vest.
The Murph WOD (workout of the day) is pretty common within the CrossFit community, therefore a weighted vest for CrossFit is a must.