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.
- 1 month agoFavorite Answer
The more weight you carry during a high impact workout like that, the more likely there are long term issues.
- EvaLv 71 month ago
The more weight you carry the more you risk injury to your joints, especially your knees.
- LoganLv 51 month ago
It would be better to work on increasing speed and/or distance.