Training with a weight vest....

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Sharkticon, Apr 20, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aiea, Hawaii
    Does anyone use one or has used one in the past?

    I purchased one a few months ago..

    [​IMG]



    I mainly got it to build up my endurance. I had 7 weeks of training with the Marines coming up and I knew I'd be going on several forced marches with at least 50 pounds of gear on my back.

    Anyway, it helped me through those weeks and now I use it regularly in my workouts. I max it out with 30 pounds and do about an hour of cardio with it on. Even on my non-cardio days I still use it.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. D-GUy

    D-GUy Guest

    I always thought that would be an interesting varation to do with cardio, just couldn't warrant the price of the stuff though.
     
  3. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aiea, Hawaii
    Yeah it was a bit pricey but the end justified the means in my case.

    I did try out a different brand before purchasing the one in the picture. I dropped 20 pounds in it and did my usual cardio routine. My whole body was burning after an hour and I felt like I had the best workout in a long time.

    My trainer tells me I'm crazy for wearing it but she did state that she is seeing results from my workout alot faster than some of her other clients that work out alot more. Which really doesn't mean anything but I know it works for me.
     
  4. AmCo

    AmCo Haters goin' Hate

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2003
    Messages:
    5,744
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Earth
    kind of expensive for a regular joe blow like me. I'm pretty sure it helps a lot but you can probably find a cheaper way to do it.
     
  5. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aiea, Hawaii
    Any ideas? A few of my friends are interested but, as some have mentioned, don't want to shell out a few hundred for the vest and weights. The only way I afforded it was with the 8 months worth of tax free money I got being overseas. :naughty:
     
  6. Damn it Bobby

    Damn it Bobby .

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Messages:
    9,705
    Likes Received:
    0
    get a hunting vest and fill it with empty clips...or lead weights
     
  7. Gutrat

    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2002
    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada, Quebec
    Yeah, i'd love to have a vest... it would be so cool.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page