Welcome to this new blog post dedicated to the importance of ballast in order to progress more.
All sportsmen know it: after a certain time of practice in bodybuilding, our body gets used, activities become more and more easy and training are not more as efficient to continue to progress… it is at this present moment that weight down becomes extremely effective et important.
Ballasting consists of deliberately weighing down make exercises more difficult. We will offer you in this article 2 essential equipment for this, activities as well as different advices that will allow you to surpass yourself 🔥
Come on, here we go !
THE IMPORTANCE OF WEIGHT TRAINING
In the first months of weight training, there are many changes: whether from a physical point of view (muscle gain, toning, fat loss, etc.) than performance level where we progress rapidly.
Unfortunately, over time it is difficult to progress on certain exercises, in particular those body weight such as dips, tractions or the pumps. We have the impression of stagnating, and our muscular development is therefore impacted.
Having a bodybuilding routine is fine, but changing it up from time to time doesn't hurt and it's strongly recommended. Put more intensity in its sessions is an essential factor in continuing to muscles.
The time has therefore come to start a new round of progression by weighting down in order to flex his muscles and his bodies. This will allow you to win in different points:
The weighted vest or weight belt are the equipment used in bodybuilding to make bodyweight exercises even more effective!
They do not present any greater risk of injury but we recommend that you stay focused during the realization of the exercises, in particular in your beginnings because it will be necessary to accustom your muscles and your joints at these unusual weights.
We advise you togradually increase your loads, putting very heavy from the beginning will lead to possible risks of injury... so be patient :)
When you achieve between 8 and 10 repetitions for exercises such as pull-ups and dips (exercises that benefit most from the interest of the weight), put more weight and repeat this routine when you reach this number of repetitions.
If you want to gain in explosiveness and strength, it will be necessary to perform a number of repetitions generally between 3 et 5 of your Pigmentation, it is the best technique to win in these points.
Advice: note in your phone the weight weighted as well as the number of repetitions carried out to always want to do a little more the next time!
BENEFITS OF WEIGHTING FOR STREET WORKOUT
Weighting down is also an excellent option for practitioners of Street Workout !
Indeed, it allows to have a better mobility on certain exercises, by weighting down we acquire a grip inspection and an stronger grip, ideal for the Handstand or the Flag.
It is also possible to chain training circuits become too easy to body weight, with a weighted vest fit that will not prevent any movement. It will become more difficult to chain push-ups, burpees, jump rope etc…
You will feel much more resistant et enduring when you go back to body weight, it will be easier to chain muscle ups or even dips. Ideal if you do Street Workout competitions!
Finally, you won't need to bring weight back during your outdoor workouts, which can be quite restrictive... you'll just have to carry your weighted vest in your backpack. Practical, no? :)
WHAT TO BE WEIGHTED WITH?
Un essential equipment to ballast yourself, you can take it everywhere with you! It can be used at the gym, outdoors, In street parks, and of course in its home-gym.
We offer two weight vests on our site: weighted vest 10 kgs inspection and an weighted vest 20 kgs !
They are adjustable via iron weight, easy to put on and take off. Weighted vests are near the body to offer a great freedom of movement, they adapt to each morphology thanks to their scratch. You will understand, this is the product for you! 🔥
La belt thet effectively and sustainably increases the muscle gain and strength in all disciplines! It allows you to ballast yourself with substantial weights and makes you progress quickly.
Our weight belt offers different strengths:
- Belt adjustable to any morphology
- Wide back and padded for maximum comfort
- Two carabiners for simplified use
Big solidity, can support up to 180 kgs
It is also possible to combine the weighted vest with the belt thet, which will allow you to have less weight between the legs and therefore a more natural position for your legs (eg if you put on the 20kg weighted vest, this amounts to removing a 20kg weight from the weight belt, which is therefore more practical).
These products are waiting for you!
FOR WHICH EXERCISES IS IT IMPORTANT TO BE WEIGHTED?
As mentioned above, weight is ideal for bodyweight exercises. The tractions and dips are the two main ones that benefit the most from an overload, they make it possible to work entire upper body.
But that's not all ! Having a developed physique in the upper body is good, but if the bottom is not proportional it will be very unattractive. With a fitted weight vest you can make many squats to work your quadriceps, it is also possible to train your calves by positioning yourself on a block, placing the front of your feet on it and performing climbs and descents.
Here is a selection of best exercises to achieve in weighting :
Pull-up in supine grip: Back & Biceps
Traction & Australian Traction: Back
Vertical dips: Triceps
Leaning dips: Chest
Dips with straight body but leaning forward: Shoulders
Pumps : Triceps & Chest
Squats & Pistol Squats: Quadriceps
Finally, you can work on your cardio with a weighted vest to perform the following exercises: Box Jump, Burpees, Running, Skipping Rope...
You would have understood it, the weight of the body is sometimes not enough, surtout when we are looking forhypertrophy. The only way to get there is to break your routine and to add weight by ballasting because this will force the body to provide more effort.
BOOST YOUR MOTIVATION
Weighting down will allow you to gain motivation, quite simply because you will surpass yourself over time, by giving yourself goals and in them reaching. It's the best way to build a dream body and prove to yourself that you are capable of the best!
Whether for the crossfit, running, muscles or the street workout, everyone will find their account!
The weighted vest will be a perfect piece of equipment to follow my program Street Workout Evolution 2, it will help you surpass yourself even more.
I hope you enjoyed this article and that it motivated you.
In the meantime, work well, take care of yourself!
See you soon 😄