- 04-19-2018, 07:03 PM
I came across a weight vest in a supplement shop a few days ago, and this has got me wondering, could this help burn more calories during my day to day walking or cardio?
I am currently 65kg (150lbs) and according to my FitBit, I burn 450 calories per 15,000 steps at walking pace. So if I did cardio or my usual daily steps with the 5-25kg weight vest would I burn more calories? Maybe something similar to that of a person 5-25kg heavier than me?
- 04-19-2018, 09:36 PM
04-20-2018, 08:05 AM
Definitely considering going back to buy it. Being able to burn all the calories of a 90kg (200lb) person at 65kg (150lb) Winning
04-20-2018, 08:12 AM
I donít know if it works exactly like that but get the guys to put on a 50lb weight vest on and do the stair climber and then tell you they didnít burn more calories with the vest on.
I donít see how someone could think you wouldnít burn more calories with added weight on. If you put an extra 1 lb weight on maybe you burn an extra 0.001 calories per hour but itís still more than without the weight.
04-20-2018, 08:24 AM
A few thoughts.
Walk further maybe. I don't like the stress extra weight puts on people's joints. Heavy people have joint issues.
On the flip side, I have been riding my bike to work, which means for me a back pack with cloths, and supplies and lunch which gives it some heft, and I find the low impact of the bike combined with this offers me the extra work load without the joint stresses and added impact of walking with it.
So, maybe switch to riding a bike, and add the weight vest to see how that works out?
You get to see the scenery; get outside and avoid that evil treadmill / stepper / elliptical / indoor upright or recumbent bike.
04-20-2018, 10:46 AM
04-23-2018, 06:17 PM
I used to do crossfit and we'd use these all the time. I lost the most fat during the months we used them in a lot of our WODs. The brand was rogue fitness and the weights were these big plates that would slide into the vest.
But, like @Justthere4comm said - it does a number on your knees. I wouldn't use them for prolonged workouts or regularly for that matter.
04-23-2018, 07:12 PM
justhere4comm said, it wouldn't be too friendly to my joints. I do try to keep my joints as healthy as I can with certain supps, foods and foam rolling
04-23-2018, 07:15 PM
04-24-2018, 11:18 AM
I used to use one for HIIT training on hill sprints and it worked extremely well. Just an added 20lbs will do wonders for your endurance. Take it off and you feel like you can go for hours.
I recently ran a 7k with my daughter and I wore it the entire race thinking I needed to give my 9yo an advantage. No doing, she was waiting for me! Lol. We averaged a 9min mile on a hilly course.
04-24-2018, 01:25 PM
Using a 20kg vest for HIIT and during a 7k marathon!? Damn, that's impressive.
I'm going back to get my vest tomorrow and tell my FitBit that I suddenly gained 20kg. It'll be interesting to see the calorie difference over a regular day.
04-24-2018, 01:27 PM
04-24-2018, 01:32 PM
04-24-2018, 06:14 PM
04-25-2018, 04:50 PM
Shift today with the weight vest, boosting me up to 85kg.
I've walked 1.75km less and burned 75 more calories.
04-26-2018, 11:34 AM
Adding the weight from the vest into your body weight in the calculator is incorrect: the weight from the vest does not have any metabolic activity itself (the weight plate isnít burning calories).
The calculator assumes every Kg is metabolically active
04-26-2018, 03:04 PM
I probably didn't burn as many extra calories as it said, but every little extra helps.
My legs are on fire today too, feels like leg day DOMS, so my BMR/metabolism must have been amped up too for the recovery process. Wearing the vest increased the calories burned during the day and then for "x" amount of hours afterwards too.
04-30-2018, 02:07 PM
The calculations can be quite a way off. At 95kg mapmyrun reckons i burn around 700 cals on my daily 7.5km. I doubt its that high personally
04-30-2018, 02:56 PM
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04-30-2018, 05:27 PM
04-30-2018, 06:11 PM
05-05-2018, 06:48 PM
I think a sudden 45lb increase for every day is an unnecessary strain on the heart.
As for the Fitbit. recommend instead a Polar 400 or 200. 400 requires cheststrap, 200 does not.
Polar provides data for a read out as the attached from an actual session
05-05-2018, 07:52 PM
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