Today, February 27th, 2017 Samir Becic was featured on My Fox Houston with Melissa Wilson and Tom Zikka. He was live on air talking about his weighted vest experiment, a dangerous fitness experiment he has been conducting for the past several months. He highlighted the physical and emotional difficulties he faced while performing the experiment while also emphasizing the need to for everyone and anyone to get moving- regardless of weight and fitness level. He wore 140 lbs of weighted vest today and gave Melissa Wilson 25 lbs to wear and Tom Zika 50 lbs. On air, the anchors both acknowledged how weighed down they felt in such a short period of time.
Samir has been on a mission to raise obesity awareness by living the experience. He began this dangerous weighted vest experiment in and effort to raise awareness about the obesity epidemic in America, which currently affects 34% of the population. He hopes this dangerous fitness experiment will inspire people to live healthier and fitter by bringing awareness to the challenges and physical limitations that the obese population encounter daily.
Those who have been following Samir Becic’s weighted vest challenge know that he has pushed his body to the extreme in order to raise awareness about obesity. He started the mission back in October with a 50lb weighted vest which he wore day and night. Since then he has quadrupled the vest weight to 200lbs, which he wore on a walk this Saturday.
Here are some behind the scenes photos of Samir’s appearance on My Fox Houston this Monday morning! Thank you to Fox Houston for supporting HFR’s healthy message!