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  1. Sharkticon

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

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    Does anyone use one?

    I just want some other opinions on using them.

    I have the Strength Systems Inc vest with 30, 1 pound weights. I've been using it the past 3 months with great results. Not only do I use it during my morning workouts but I also wear it all day long.

    It definitely helped me achieve my weight loss and fitness goals.
     
  2. TZ

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    I have used one before. I'm not sure that it helped me all that much.

    Not nearly as much as squats/deadlifts/bench press has.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    I wish I had one.
     
  4. Sharkticon

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

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    I'm not much for weight training. I guess I should integrate more weight training into my workout.

    I initially hit a plateau in my training and couldn't lose anymore weight. So I started to use the vest.
     
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    you wear it everywhere you go? school, work, etc? if you do those things
     
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    rofl, i doubt it.

    I used to use it sorta like with lunges...and side squats (i guess thats what they would be called)

    I'd sorta set up a limbo pole, then stand parallel to the pole and stride under it to the right while keeping my back straight and trying to only use my legs...then back to the left side again. That's how i used the vest anyways
     
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    I've never really understood why people would want a weighted vest. :dunno:
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    If I ever used one, I would want like 300lb of weight and I would walk around while busting out random sets of squats the whole day.
     
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    I don't see any use for one. They don't make you faster, stronger or look better, so why use one?
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    The're pointless. I was definately joking...
     
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    :( I was hoping you could explain them to me. I have some very expensive ones sitting in the back stockroom because i don't see a point in them.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Sorry, the closest thing I used were some ankle weights when I used to use them on streight leg lifts. How heavy are the ones you are talking about?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    They're excellent for box jumps, and for conditioning (such as hill walking with the vest). They're great for increasing resistance on exercises like pullups, pushups, bulgarian squats, etc.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Someone jacked our school's dip belt, so I just use an old backpack and load it up with weights for weighted dips/pullups....I guess the vest would have a similar effect.
     
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    Compared to the price of a dip belt and bands, it just doesn't seem worth it. They're just too expensive. Thanks for the help though.

    The ones i have are adjustable by 1lb. all the way to 40 lbs. Then there are heavier but i didn't see the need for them so i sent them back to corporate :hs:
     
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    You could use a weight belt and a chain from one of the machines as a dip belt.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    try doing box jumps with a dip belt and see how well that works for ya
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Ive done that before but most the belts in the weightroom are for fat football players (hey I used to be one) and just slip off. I used to put chains over my back as well, IMO the backpack worked best.
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    I wear it at work, (Navy working with Marines), and it fits under my uniform blouse so no one really knows I have it on.

    I wear it from 6am until 4pm daily.

    Mainly for resistance. It just makes my body work harder.

    The theory is, as explained by a trainer at the gym, is it tricks your body into working harder due to the added weight. He claims you can burn 10% more calories per 10 extra pounds carried.
     
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    ive used weight vest before and it was a tough workout if you are doing sprints and whatnot, drills where you sprint 10m, drop down in pushup position, then get up, sprint back - etc - repeat 10x and you're FUCKED!
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Yeah, part of the reason a person's metabolism slows down after dieting for awhile is because they weigh less. Wearing a weight vest throughout the day can help prevent that decline in metabolic rate.
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    The vest I have is made of neoprene so it stretches (bounces) too much to run with. I use it when I'm on the machines at the gym. I also do a lot of push ups and sit ups with it on since I have a sit up bar and push up bars in my office.
     
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    Hmmm, i was just trying to justify the cost for what it can do :hs: but i never thought about using it to keep metabolism from slowing. Thanks for all the info.
     
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    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    Just imagine doing what you do all day with an extra 30 pounds on. The first day I did it I was worn down. That is until I took the vest off. Then all of a sudden I got a second wind.

    I'm getting a new vest. The xVest. www.thevest.com. It has a total of 84 pounds.
     
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    :ugh::ugh:

    maybe i missed a product, but that looks like the only thing that site is selling
     
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