Wednesday, October 04, 2006


An easy way to get in shape is to add a Xvest to your normal training routine.  Xvest has gotten a lot of press recently due to their release of a one-size-fits-all vest called the X2, but essentially the Xvest allows you to train with additional weight that is attached to your core — weight is adjustable in 1 pound increments and the total amount of weight that the vest will hold depends on the size of the vest that you purchase.  Consider this: if you simply walk a mile every day and add a Xvest to your walking routine, you will easily get a better workout by adding a Xvest to your workout.

The original Xvest is sized based on your waist size while the X2 is a one-size-fits-all as previously mentioned.  X2 is available with a maximum weight capacity of 20 pounds and generally ships with 12 pounds of weight; the original Xvest is available in 20, 40, and 84 pound maximum weight capacities.

Consider this information from the Xvest website:

If you weigh 180 lbs. And you jog for one hour, your body will burn 540 calories. Adding 20 lbs. (total 200 lbs.) and jogging for one hour will burn 635 calories, approximately 20% more calories. You also benefit from “Afterburn”, accelerated consumption of calories for up to 36 hours post exercise.

Link — Xvest site

Link — X2vest site

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