SwiftLoad Explode Vs Weighted Vests Vs Traditional Dip Belts6 March 2018
Since the invention of SwiftLoad Explode I've been receiving tons of questions about which is better... SwiftLoad Explode or Weighted Vests or even what the difference is between these and the Traditional Weighted Belts. The quick answer for those of you, who couldn’t be bothered reading further, is Swiftload Explode was designed specifically for strength + muscle gain, and candidly there is no fitness accessory on the market today that can match it against these requirements. This is not to say however that weighted vest or older styles weighted belts are without charm. To this end, you may want to scroll a little further to find out more.
I was tempted to provide a detail description surrounding the physiological mechanisms of actions behind neuromuscular facilitation and cellular adaptation, to define the benefits of Swiftload Explode, however, an easier way to do this is probably via the straightforward comparison table a little further down.
Before checking out the comparison table though, I think it would be beneficial for us to become familiar with the 2 fundamental principles underpinning bodybuilding.
1. In order to become stronger, we subject our muscles fibers to stimuli greater than what there ordinarily used to. In the fitness world, this training method is called the overload principle. Thus if we are to continue becoming stronger we must continue to up our intensity/weight in correlation with our performance advances.
2. It’s only the fibers recruited during exercise that will adapt during recovery. Meaning that in order to maximize muscle growth, we must recruit the maximum number of muscle fibers possible during our routines. Bodyweight exercises are by default a fantastic way to recruit large percentages of muscle fiber as to perform them we must stable ourselves and prevent unwanted movement. The problem with bodyweight exercises, however, is, it’s difficult to add or reduce intensity thus athletes by default start performing more and more repetitions resulting in the shift from anaerobic to aerobic training. In order to keep training within the strength and muscle building anaerobic remit, athletes will often move away from bodyweight exercises, sacrificing the mobility and fiber recruitment benefits for the ability to increase loads.
Table 1.0 Comparing the user benefits of Swiftload Explode, Weighted Vests, and Traditional Weighted Belts
If the user is seeking a tool that they can use for activities other than weight training & bodybuilding e.g running, the weighted vest might be a good bet. As long, as they understand the intensity will be restricted to a finite amount usually between 5 & 20 lbs and therefore a training plateau and lack of progression with this aid will occur. If the main incentive is to pack on lean muscle and become stronger, it would be the opinion of the author that SwiftLoad Explode is what you want to run with.
You can look at Swiftload Explode as an innovative win/win solution in that it enables athletes to perform optimal bodyweight exercises while at the same time providing the ability to add &/or decrease loads in coherence with their current goals & strength levels. This subtle advantage is key from a physiological perspective in that the athlete will also have the ability to apply the overload principle + recruit the maximum number of muscles fibers during each set. Although subtle this advantage results in accelerated advances in size and strength.
Now, choose your weapon and get lifting!