I wanted to lose some unwanted body fat that I gained while focusing on strength training. I was looking for something that would work quickly and easily for me while not losing my strength. I saw a video for the vest, and that it could be used outside. This gave me the idea to walk with the vest on.
In the past losing weight for me meant doing a lot of cardio and eating a small amount of food , with a resulting huge loss of strength, This time it was different. The cardio was simply walking with the vest on. I used the carb nite diet which is basically no carbs except for one meal a week. With the combination of my diet, the vest and the Wendler 531 program I dropped 30 pounds in 4 months. What I really liked was the fact that the cardio was non taxing and did not have a negative impact on my lifting. What was great was that I was able to increase my rep pr’s while losing weight.
Walking outside with no coat, just a long sleeve shirt, hat and gloves in -10 to -25 degrees Celsius weather really did not feel very cold when wearing the vest. On other days when I was fasting and wearing the vest while relaxing watching tv it was nice to know I was burning fat while sitting there.