Skip the weights and add short bursts of speed to your walks instead.
7/13/12 1:54 P
All they do is stress joints. I'd skip the vest, too; it would be like adding obese-type weight, which also stresses joints. Best to learn to move the body you have! a bit faster, a bit longer...live as who you are.
Edited by: BRITOMART at: 7/13/2012 (13:54)
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9,713 7/13/12 10:58 A
Skip the weights. Not only are 3 lb weights probably ineffective for any actual strength training, they can throw you off balance and risk injury. They're not safe, nor effective.
If you'd like to "tone", lift weights. You'll look and feel better. And skip the "high reps, low weight" myth... it's a waste of time! Don't be afraid to lift heavy!
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3,852 7/13/12 10:03 A
You're better off wearing a weighted vest. Ankle and wrist weights can interfere with your normal walking motion and cause injury.
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