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Weighted Vest

Postby health4ni on Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:45 am

Didn't know where to post this, so plopped it in here.

Anyone have or used a weighted vest? Thoughts?

Also, anyone know of a weighted vest that is generally recommended and is available in the UK?

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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby Coop_de_Ville on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:01 pm

Me and K-dawg have used one from newitts.com, their price is really reasonable.

Performance wise it was useful for resisted sprints but my preference now is definitely sled pulls.
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby health4ni on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:06 pm

not gonna use it for running (maybe use it for walks).

Want to use it for BW exercises like pushups, chins, core work. I think it would be a good addition to my equipment stock that I'm slowly building up for use with my clients. Plus I get to offset against my tax which is always a bonus.
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby Coop_de_Ville on Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:12 pm

In that case I would definitely go for it, here is the link:

http://www.newitts.com/product/IT026059 ... sts.htm&q=
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby Ader on Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:08 pm

An alternative is to get some chains - You can use those for benching/squat work and wrap them over your shoulders to do weighted pull ups /dips - Very hardcore!
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby Rilla on Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:39 pm

I found one on Ebay that cost me about 25ish quid. You have to get your own sand (and it's sand-filled, not lead which makes it a bit bulkier) and it holds about 20kg.
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby Alex on Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:50 pm

Rucksack is far cheaper ;)
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby Dtlv74 on Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:19 pm

Alex wrote:Rucksack is far cheaper ;)


That's exactly what I use now and again when training at home (probably not what you need Scott if this is for clients, but is good as an improvised bit of kit). Have got several small rucksacks and one of them is a perfect tight fit for up to 4 x 10kg plates. Have never put more than 25kg in though because am sure the straps would split, but is pretty comfortable and works well for push ups & chins etc.
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby health4ni on Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:08 pm

@Ader: chains will be got down the line but I don't think they're as practical for what I want to do. I do have one set of chains though and on initial use my clients always look very worried lol

@Rilla: I'll have a look at the sand one.

@Alex & Det: I know it's doable but not that professional. Awkward too I imagine when the plates move a little. Not a snug fit surely?

@Coop: yeah, looks good. How low does it sit on the front? As in does it rest on the stomach? That would be annoying I reckon and searching about seems to be something to avoid (constricts breathing etc).

My requirements are: one size & at least 20kg but ideally more, like 30kg. I've found a couple that might work. I'll keep searching though.

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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby Alex on Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:22 pm

You can get quite narrow ones that would make 10kg and 15kg plates a snug fit and side pockets for smaller plates. But as you say, not professional.
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby Flash Sketcha on Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:54 pm

I have the one coop and karlos use, i like it personally, used for it jumps etc
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby health4ni on Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:10 pm

Any negatives of it?
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby Coop_de_Ville on Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:25 am

health4ni wrote:Any negatives of it?


Only problem was that if you didnt strap it up fully it could bounce a bit when you were slowing down off a sprint, but that isn't really a big problem or even a small problem lol.
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby health4ni on Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:21 am

Do you think there would be an easy way to add extra weight to it? Ideally I'd like a 30kg one. But the one you recommend is only 20kg but is a great price.
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby Alex on Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:00 pm

Other options if you're still looking...

http://www.sshealthfoods.com/pages.php? ... itnessgear
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Re: Weighted Vest

Postby health4ni on Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:01 pm

^^ hehe I got that email today. Reviews of it are shit though. Cheers nonetheless :D
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