Can you add weight while running without damaging your back or joints?

Let's say someone can run 50 meters at a 15mph pace and they weigh 260lbs. As they lose weight, can they "replace" the weight through a vest? They go down to 255lbs, 250lbs, etc. and add 5 pounds every time they lose fat.

Would this damage the spine, hips, knees or ankles? I wanna keep my ability to run pretty fast with the same amount of resistance.

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  • 1 month ago
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    The more weight you carry during a high impact workout like that, the more likely there are long term issues.

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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The more weight you carry the more you risk injury to your joints, especially your knees.

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  • Logan
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    It would be better to work on increasing speed and/or distance. 

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