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Ben Breda

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  1. Hey guys, Thanks for your feedback. I posted on another forum and some people linked some scary articles that made me a little concerned about weighted clothing safety.
  2. Hoping to learn from others who are experts in weighted clothing. My bodyweight exercises are getting to be a little too easy and I want to make them tougher. I am looking at different weighted vests and weighted shirts. Are they safe to use? What has your experience been with them? PS. Hi all, first post here excited to join the group! Here's the article I was reading -- Weighted Clothing in 2019 – For Use in Everyday Activities. Weighted clothing is an excellent way to build strength without spending hours in the gym. You can build strength by wearing ankle weights or weighted clothes for everyday use. Resistance training is the best way to increase your athletic skills. Research has shown that weighted vests help children on the spectrum. A Sample of Weighted Clothing – Mobility and Flexibility. Weighted Shirt – The shirt is a relatively new product on the market. It is an under-armor style compression shirt with a built-in weight. The shirt offers wonderful flexibility and mobility and the weights mould comfortably to the body. The shirts are used for specific training. Weighted Shorts – The shorts work the lower body: • Hip flexors. • Knees. • Hamstrings. • Quads. They need to be well fitted. Weighted Sleeves – The sleeves can be used on the forearms or calves. They offer extra resistance to the lower legs during: • Martial Arts. • Calisthenics. • Running. • Walking. They are usually made with an expandable thin fabric that gives a snug fit. Weighted Vests – The Choice for Many Fitness Gurus. Weighted Vests are commonly used by the armed forces during training. They increase resistance while walking, sprinting, jogging, running, body and weight exercises. Some designs give you the opportunity to add or remove weights to the vest while others have a set inbuilt weight. Weights can be confined to one area or spread across the back and front. When you are starting out or you are unsure which to buy, an adjustable belt is the best choice. You can build up your strength slowly and add weight when you are ready. Fitness Trainer Michelle Bridges, 48, revealed her latest weapon for keeping her rock-hard apps. She wears a 10kilo weighted vest to do 100 metre sprints. However, she advises that it needs to be used appropriately. Pros and Cons of a Weighted Vest – Exercise that uses body weight for resistance will increase in intensity when a weighted vest is donned. If your body is ready weight vest training will be beneficial. If your body isn’t ready it will put you at increased risk of injury. If you add too much weight too quickly your connective tissues and muscles will be exposed to loads, they are not prepared for. The Benefits of Weighted Vests for the Autistic Child. Deep touch pressure (DTP) has a calming organising effect on the child. Occupational therapists often recommend the vest to help children on the spectrum who have sensory processing disorder or self-regulation difficulties. A 2001 study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy found on task behaviour increase by 18-25% in all 4 subjects. Weighted clothing gives you the opportunity to carry out resistance training wherever you are. It also gives you the chance to equal or improve your body weight workouts. It is important to start slowly and build up the resistance.
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