CAP Barbell is a leading distributor and provider of fitness equipment. Launched in 1982 with a small inventory of free weights and benches, CAP Barbell has grown over the past 20+ years to include more than 600 products in 10 categories. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CAP Barbell is dedicated to providing quality fitness equipment at competitive prices, by constructively designing, accurately testing, and manufacturing its products to perfection.
The CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest supplies your exercise the additional aspect it wishes with this weighted vest. This weighted exercise vest provides resistance to cardio workout routines or sports activities play. It may be utilised by each women and men alike.
CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest is available with different weights from 40 to 80 pounds.
These vests are worn over the torso and provide varying amounts of resistance, thanks to the designed that can add or remove weighted bars as needed. With their high versatility, weight vests allow for a broad range of exercises, such as jogging, rope climbing, pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, and many more forms of exercise.
- Product Dimensions: 40 x 2.5 x 13 inches
- Weights dependent on pounds of weight purchased
- Heavy-duty design, breathable mesh conforms to body
- Neoprene padding for total body comfort
- Specially designed for unrestricted movement during exercise
- Stretch pockets for adding weights
- Granulated steel shot-filled and/or sand weight packets
- Improve cardio, strength, power, speed, agility
- Conditioning Vest enables you to add resistance to your workout, whether it is for aerobics or sports
- No assembly required
- One size fits all design
- Quick release buckles
- Pocket for your MP3 player or cell phone
- Reflective strips for added safety while for walking at night
Benefits from wearing the CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest can be seen in both strength training and aerobic activities. Carrying extra weight during exercise requires added strength and oxygen, all the while sapping your energy stores. With any exercise the more weight used, the more the muscles have to adapt to the higher weight—which builds strength and muscular endurance.
As well as making your muscles stronger, wearing the CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest when running will increase the load transmitted through your bones. The extra loading can result in increased bone mass by stimulating cells called osteoblasts to lay down new bone material in response to the demands being placed on your skeleton. To simplify, bones become stronger and denser to handle the extra weight.
In addition for weight loss the added resistance of the CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest increases the intensity of your workout, forcing your body to work harder and burn more calories during each weight-bearing exercise. While the increase in caloric burn may be nominal for less strenuous exercises, it is still both measurable and effective over time.
Besides using greater energy, carrying extra weight during exercise requires added vigour and oxygen. With any exercise the more weight used, the more the muscles have to adapt to the higher weight; which with the CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest, this builds strength. And when the extra weight is removed, endurance is improved from the body getting used to both the vigorous exercise and the use of additional oxygen.
Weighted vests add weight to the torso, which is where the body naturally stores much of its excess weight. Unfortunately, the weight in the CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest must be supported largely by the shoulders instead of being supported from below by the hips like natural weight. This can lead to vertebrae compression, shoulder injuries and pinched nerves in the spinal column. Those with existing back or shoulder problems should consult a doctor before using a weighted vest to make sure the added weight of the vest won’t make the problems worse.
The best way to deal with this is when adding the CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest to your fitness program, start out light then gradually work your way up to a heavier weighted vest by increasing the weight over a few months. Going too heavy, too soon can put excessive stress on your joints and cause injury. So the answer is to go slow!
What people are saying
One reviewer states: “This vest does not disappoint. It is easy to put on and take off. The Velcro straps hold the vest snugly around my waist and are easily adjustable”
Another: “Awesome. Better quality than other brands, much cheaper…I do a lot of calisthenics and with all the weight vests I’ve tried out this one is pretty good with all the movements that are done. I got an 80lb one and it was 84lbs. pretty awesome deal. I would absolutely recommend it”
Overall the reviews appear positive, especially in the design quality and sustainability of the CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest.