Walking with a 20-pound weighted vest

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  • #50499

    Hello everyone,

    What do you think about walking with a 20 pound weighted vest as cross training ?

    On my easy days instead of running. I started doing 30-45 min power hiking around my hood which has some small inclines and declines. Do you think this training can help for mountain races to build some strength and endurance?

    I found that power hiking with a weighted vest even at moderate incline , felt like hiking a steep incline on the mountain.

    Has anybody tried this?

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    Dada on #50520


    Anonymous on #51005

    I wouldn’t run with a vest, but some of our Gym ME routines would be helpful after building a solid base. If you use it too often or too soon, it’ll make you slower.

    There are tons of threads about this on this site. Look at the tag list and use the Search field.

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