Walking With Weights: Good or Bad?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: You have seen those people walking with weights. It can look odd, but you may wonder what it could do for your workout.
Air Date: 7/30/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Teri Bladen, MS
terri bladenTeri has a Master's degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University and is the Director of Campus Recreation at Weber State University in Ogden, UT. She serves on the ACSM Committee on Certification and Registry Boards/Group Exercise Instructor Subcommittee, and has co-authored chapters for ACSM's Resources for the Group Exercise Instructor, as well as served as Reviewer for ACSM resource publications. She is ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist certified, an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer, and a member of NIRSA's Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals. Teri has a soft spot for "newbies" and loves helping people ease into a healthy and active lifestyle with a "Make it Fun!" attitude.
Walking With Weights: Good or Bad?
You have seen those people walking with weights.

It looks a little odd, but you may find yourself wondering, "would that make my workout harder - and therefore more beneficial?"

You might also wonder if it makes any difference at all.

Special guest, Teri Bladen, MS, shares her best advice on whether walking with weights will ramp up your workout or just weigh you down.