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Wasatch Weight Vest
 
 

Wearing your Wasatch Weight Vest:  Put your weighted vest on and take the vest off:  Holding the weight vest in your hands feels a lot heavier than when it is on your body.  Use good posture positioning when holding the vest and avoid bending forward as you hold or carry your vest.  Keep the vest close to your body as you slide each arm through the armholes.  Zip up the vest.  Your vest should fit snug.


Start by putting one weight in a back pocket.  If you add one more weight, put this in a front pocket.   Start by wearing the vest for 10-15 minutes a day and gradually increase the time and activities that you wear it.  You should not feel pain during or after wearing your vest.


Progressively add weight to your vest; adding weight too quickly can increase your risk of injury.  Distribute the weights evenly around your body.  Adding weight gradually will also help your body get used to the added weight and put less stress on your joints.  The weight that you carry should not alter your walking pattern or body movements.


Progressing your weighted vest program:  Every 2-3 weeks, add 1 more weight.  Spread the weights around your torso as evenly as possible.  Keep adding one weight every 2-3 weeks.  After 6-8 weeks, drop the weight back to 3-4 pounds.  Progress gradually, adding one weight each week for 6-8 weeks. 


Uses:  Walk, Run/Jog, Daily Activities, Weight Training, Weight Vest Exercise, Aerobics, Cardio Workouts.


*Limit the weight you carry to no more than 10-15% of your body weight.  ( 125 lbs x 10% = 12 1/2 POUNDS) 


*It is important to remember to vary the amount of weight you carry to challenge your bones.


*You should not wear this vest if you have pain.


Fabric:  92% nylon, 8% Lycra

Weights: recycled metal pellets.  Keep away from children and animals.


Washing instructions:

1. remove weights

  1. 2.Machine wash cool

  2. 3.Low heat dry

  3. 4.no fabric softeners


Vest and Weights Made in SLC, UT







 

WARNING:  Consult with your doctor before using a weighted vest for walking and exercise.  Persons with high blood pressure, heart disease or circulatory problems should consult with a doctor before using this vest.  Do not use this vest if you have moderate kyphosis or severe osteoporosis in your spine.


If you have a bad back or joint problems, adding weight may aggravate your problems.  The weights that are included with this vest are 1 pound each and care should be taken in handling your weights; dropping a weight on your foot could cause a fracture.

Vest Details

Black color vests are now in production.  We have XS, SM and MED.  These will be available soon on the website!!!!