Some of us are looking to reach new peaks when it comes to athletic performance, which might bring us into contact with all sorts of fitness accessories that may or may not be useful. The weight vest is one accessory that, when used correctly, can benefit you in more than a few ways, while, if used incorrectly, weight vests can leave you with some problems.
Read on to learn more about how to properly use a weight vest.
Make Sure it's Snug
Make sure your weight vest is snug against your body. You don't want your weights flopping around, which can cause herniated discs and put your spine out of whack.
You don't really want to be using weight vests to increase your vertical unless it's extremely low weight. When using heavier weights you should try to do things like hiking, pull-ups, squats -- activities like this. Avoid jumping, which can cause joint and back pain or result in injury over time.
Don't Wear Your Weight Vest too Long
If you wear your weight vest for too long, your body will acclimate to this extra weight, which will throw off your balance and equilibrium when you're not wearing your weight vest.
If you experience any pain or discomfort from training with your weight vest, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule a consultation.