Tried doing a search and didn't seem to find any threads pertaining to 'em.
So... was wondering... are weighted vests any good?
I don't really have access to a gym.
I have a bench in my basement and some bar bells. That's about it. Friend knows someone who has more weights and a Bowflex machine and offered for me to come along to workout if I needed.
Otherwise I've just been doing bench presses along with sit-ups and push-ups to try to get some conditioning back in. Seems hard to find the motivation to do a lot of working out these days since I let myself go.
I was thinking the weighted vest would be good for some extra resistance while doing sit-ups and push-ups. And would be good for doing squats since the bench bar is a bit uncomfortable on the shoulders. Maybe even having a moderate amount of the weights in the vest while just doing normal activities throughout the day when I'm walking around or whatever.
Don't know if it'd be too good on the knees to be wearing while jogging or running though.
But for general conditioning, sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, etc... would it be good? Seems like the vests I've been able to look up on-line get to about 80-100lbs max depending on the brand.