Anyone else here use weighted vests??

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  1. timberwolf

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    what would you be using it for, just curious
     
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    Blast strap pushups, pullups... maybe some running...or more likely jogging.
     
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    I have a weighted stomach, does that count?
     
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    its pretty expensive :o, it's 400$ usd right?
     
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    Yep. As the saying goes... "A fool and his money are soon parted.":hs:
     
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    That's too expensive for one.

    You don't need one for pullups, just use a weighted chin/dip belt instead.

    Most people I know who use them use them for running/martial arts stance training.

    Don't get me wrong, they're cool for pullups, but unnecessary because a weighted pullup belt is like $30.
     
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    i've run with one before, but i didn't really like it... neither did my knees/ankles/hips :hsd:

    and for pullups/dips, i just use a dip belt
     
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    I thought adding any wieght for running was bad for your ankles/knees
     
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    ding ding
     
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    I thought it was only bad if you add it to your limbs (ie. ankle or wrist weights).
     
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    that makes it worse... but it's still added stress on your joints
     
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    Sooo... consensus is 'not worth it'?
    I'm not sure how to add weight with blast strap pushups... unless maybe chains or the band I already have.
     
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    give your gym female groupies piggyback rides and blast strap it away :bowdown:
     
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    not worth it.

    running in those would tear your knees up, dood. i have just a 40lb one and walking in it, maybe walking up stairs or up hill, would be fine for some cardio and weight loss.

    40lbs at dicks or sports authority is only $99
     
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    Hmmm, something is telling me that you don't really need that!!
     
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    i usually wear a weighted vest on the stationary bike
     
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    :bigthumb:

    "Hi, would you ride on me cowgirl style while I do pushups?"
    I think I have a question to ask the Vaginarium.
     
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    get into position and have someone put a plate on your upper back, across your shoulderblades
     
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    Looks worthwhile. Worth ~$400.00 though? NO FUCKING WAY!
     
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    No no no. You have her ride you cowgirl style while you're doing dips. :naughty:
     
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    bench dips :naughty:
     
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    Good for Firefighter training.
    If you want your body to get used to carrying extra weight then that's a viable option.
    Bottom line; You probably don't need it.
     
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    well that will be bad because it can change your center of gravity to away from your hips-spine... but any added weight is going to put more stress onto your joints of course.. I wouldn't worry about it too much for anything but distance though, I mean doing any lift is putting additional stress on your joints too right?
     
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    I do need volunteers.:naughty:
     
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