I'm currently doing 20lb, the max in my vest, for 30 minutes. The goal is to get to 60 min and pick up a 50 or 60lb vest.
There are some studies that show that walking with a vest burns more calories and its effect on a few other variables, like ground reaction forces. Effect of Weighted Vest.
My goals for adding this in was to incorporate some more low intensity but constant activity. Strengthen up the foot/calf muscles. I'm wearing a more minimalist style shoe, not vibrams, but not tanks. Burn a few more calories during the week.
Does anyone have any suggestions on a brand for weighted vest in the 50-60lb range?