You can use the
Xvest to increase the intensity of virtually any weight-bearing exercise, including
walking, hiking, running, and aerobics. It also provides a nice overload for strength
training movements like push ups, chin ups, dips, and plyometrics.
The Xvest's design allows you to quickly add or remove weight in one pound increments.
Even if you only plan to walk with the Xvest, you should start out with a very small
amount of weight. Increase the weight gradually over the following weeks as you get used
to the feel of the added resistance.
You can continue to increase the amount of weight that you use with the Xvest, as long
as it doesn't compromise your exercise form. For simple exercises like walking, most
healthy adults will be able to work up to as much as 15% of their bodyweight.
Please note that the Xvest is sold by waist size, not chest
size. This product is highly adjustable, but the Quad-Lateral straps can only do their job
if you order the proper waist size.