May 14, 2012

Monday “Did you know…” Weight vest?

Respost of “Gravity of the situation” from April ’11.

It’s suspected that for every pound overweight, it’s like adding 3-5lbs to the hip, knee, ankle joints…so go only 10lbs over weight, that’s feeling like an extra 30-50 lbs on the joints. Not to mention the imbalanced strain it puts on places like the lower back, shoulders, etc…throwing everything out of whack leading to those nagging aches/pains.
*****GTN Week
Notice: 930am class on Friday 5/18 CNX; all classes CNX on Saturday 5/19.

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    James May 14, 2012 Reply

    So I guess we shouldn’t be running with weight vests?

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    Wicasa Yatapika May 14, 2012 Reply

    Research suggests you should be athletically fit and the weight you wear should not exceed 10% of your total body weight. This will actually build muscle in your legs and take more stress off the joints….running while holding weights in your hands or strapping them on your ankles however is not recommended…

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    Jan May 14, 2012 Reply

    I’m pretty sure MD was likening the idea of being overweight to carrying around a weight vest. I didn’t think he was suggesting that we shouldn’t periodically wear weight vests or intermittently carry weights as part of our fitness regimen. Being overweight is whole other kettle of fish – if one is carrying excess weight day-in, day-out, you will tear your joints down – no doubt about it. That inspirational video of the Army Ranger who couldn’t walk and then transformed himself into a yoga guru is a good example.

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      James May 16, 2012 Reply

      Tht video was unreal.

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    Kyle May 14, 2012 Reply

    I don’t think carrying a medicine ball for an hr (or a few minutes) is the same as carrying 20 lbs 24/7! 🙂 I don’t think this excuse will get you out of the occassional Kagg “baby” workout!

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