Weight Vest Interval Training

A few months back, we posted a blog featuring 25 Reason You Should Get A SandBell and we figured we would do the same for our new Hyper Vest ® FIT and SXY weight vests.  But instead of spilling all the reasons right up front, we are going to give you a few reasons each week.  As a bonus for being patient, we will also include a workout every week to give you an idea of how to integrate the FIT and SXY weight vests into your routine!

HIIT. CrossFit. Tabata. Whatever your preference, utilizing a high intensity workout with dynamic design and comfort of the Hyper Vest FIT and SXY pack a 1-2 punch.
Here are five reasons to use these new weighted vests for Interval Training:

  1. Fits like a glove
  2. Doesn’t interfere with movements and exercises
  3. Adds resistance that both hard core and casual athletes can enjoy
  4. Safe weight for new athletes to train in (5 lbs.)
  5. The weight distributes evenly across the body so shifting does not occur during quick burst movements

We’ve create three workouts: two with the Hyper Vest FIT and SXY weight vests and SandBells, and one workout for the whole family to get the kids up and moving with you with some fun SandBell exercises.

Workout #1 (Weight Vest and SandBells:

20 minutes AMRAP:

  • 10 air squats
  • 5 push ups
  • 15 stability ball sit-ups
  • 400 m run

Workout #2 (Weight Vest and SandBells):

For time:

  • Run 1600 meters
  • 100 Burpee SandBell To Overhead Press
  • Run 800 meters
  • 50 Burpee SandBell To Overhead Press
  • Run 400 meters
  • 25 Burpee SandBell To Overhead Press

Workout #3 (Vest and SandBells):

Tabata (3 rounds):

  • Toe touches—In the standing position, alternate feet back and forth touching the top of the SandBell.  Repeat until 20 seconds is over
  • Ten Second Rest
  • SandBell Lateral Jumps—In the standing position with the SandBell to your left, jump up and over the SandBell repeating until 20 seconds are over.
  • Ten Second Rest
  • Burpee SandBell To Overhead Press—In the standing position, start with the sandbell in your hand, slam it down to the ground, jump to a plank position, hop feet back to hands, and stand up with sandbell.  Repeat until 20 seconds are over.
  • Ten Second Rest
  • SandBell Mountain Climbers—In the plank position with, alternate knees back and forth towards chest.  Repeat until 20 seconds are over.
  • Ten Second Rest
  • Start again at the top until 3 rounds are completed