Weighted Vest

  1. Weighted Vest


    I have a 20 pound weighted vest, something I bought to incorporate into some sprint workouts and stair climbing.

    I'm considering wearing it around all day however, so that my body adapts to the weight... what do you think? In the colder months ahead (it's already cold enough now), my sweatshirts disguise it quite well, so it won't be embarrasing to walk around with it blantantly in public. Wearing it all day interests me because I feel that my body would adapt to the weight, making me faster when I take it off to run.

    I basically train with lots of running, and I've just picked up Muay Tai kickboxing. Would this benefit my speed and agility would you think? Take it off to train of course, but throw it on afterwards during my daily things?


  2. You will jump higher, if your talking speed in running no, your top speed is pretty much genetic. Your torque off the line is leg strength, so "yes" for acceleration.

    Ever been chased by a sprinting fat man? All you got over him is agility, and endurance if he doesnt catch you.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by ITHURTZ View Post
    Ever been chased by a sprinting fat man?
    Is that supposed to be a cop joke? Hey-oooo! lol
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  4. haha nope, fat cops dont run they call the k-9

  5. Quote Originally Posted by ITHURTZ View Post
    haha nope, fat cops dont run they call the k-9
    Touche.... tooooucheeeee....

  6. Quote Originally Posted by ITHURTZ View Post
    You will jump higher, if your talking speed in running no, your top speed is pretty much genetic. Your torque off the line is leg strength, so "yes" for acceleration.

    Ever been chased by a sprinting fat man? All you got over him is agility, and endurance if he doesn't catch you.
    Yeah man, there are some pretty BIG (290 - 350#) and FAST (5 second 40's) NFL linemen. If you can make it past the 40 or so yards, you're probably in good shape. But in a world of hurt if you don't.

    X
    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Highlanda01602 View Post
    I have a 20 pound weighted vest, something I bought to incorporate into some sprint workouts and stair climbing.

    I'm considering wearing it around all day however, so that my body adapts to the weight... what do you think? In the colder months ahead (it's already cold enough now), my sweatshirts disguise it quite well, so it won't be embarrasing to walk around with it blantantly in public. Wearing it all day interests me because I feel that my body would adapt to the weight, making me faster when I take it off to run.

    I basically train with lots of running, and I've just picked up Muay Tai kickboxing. Would this benefit my speed and agility would you think? Take it off to train of course, but throw it on afterwards during my daily things?
    The only possible problem I could see is some type of spinal compression.....but hell, people carry heavy backpacks on the time and the weight isn't distributed evenly like in those weight vests. Just be conscious of any spinal issue and take them seriously.

  8. Yeah Im gonna load up my dive belt and thry wearing that all day, every day.. :-s interesting to see what happens.. people with a lot of adipose tissue (fattys) tend to have massive calves..

  9. Doubt 20 pounds will hurt much but you can always hang in gravity boots to uncompress your spine everyday. I do these after every squat or dead wo and it really helps.

  10. Thanks for the replies everyone - unfortunately I don't have boots for the uncompression, but I'll figure out something.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by bioman View Post
    Doubt 20 pounds will hurt much but you can always hang in gravity boots to uncompress your spine everyday. I do these after every squat or dead wo and it really helps.
    How important is this to do?

  12. Please keep us posted on this experiment. I would like to hear your opinions after a few weeks. Thanks.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by ITHURTZ View Post
    How important is this to do?
    Honestly, I have no idea of it's real world importance...it's just something I started doing about a year ago and I have to say it really helps a lot. An inversion table would also be another option.

    Basically, when I am lifting heavy, I try to hang for 2-5 minutes before bed and it really takes away a lot of the stiffness I used to feel after doing deads or military presses.

    Intuitively, if you are going to compress your spine with lifting..you should de-compress it to avoid cumulative damage.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by bioman View Post
    Honestly, I have no idea of it's real world importance...it's just something I started doing about a year ago and I have to say it really helps a lot. An inversion table would also be another option.

    Basically, when I am lifting heavy, I try to hang for 2-5 minutes before bed and it really takes away a lot of the stiffness I used to feel after doing deads or military presses.

    Intuitively, if you are going to compress your spine with lifting..you should de-compress it to avoid cumulative damage.
    I'd be afraid of getting stuck upside down...


    X
    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”

  15. Nah. I fear being attacked by werewolves while hanging upside down though. Because that would suck.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by bioman View Post
    Nah. I fear being attacked by werewolves while hanging upside down though. Because that would suck.
    Vampires scare me more than werewolves...






    X
    “Besides, it is a disgrace to grow old through sheer carelessness before seeing what manner of man you may become by developing your bodily strength and beauty to their highest limit.”

  17. Tatooed man-nipples actually scare me more than anything.

  18. Thats just wrong on so many levels...........

  19. Quote Originally Posted by bodysculpt View Post
    Yeah Im gonna load up my dive belt and thry wearing that all day, every day.. :-s interesting to see what happens.. people with a lot of adipose tissue (fattys) tend to have massive calves..
    "Fatty's." lol. Do you think wearing an extra 20 to 30 pounds could possibly increase the size of one's calves? I need all the help I can get.

  20. I beleive it would. I dont know any fat people with small calfs.

  21. Any updates on the weighted vest idea/training.
    PHF Rep


  22. has anyone found decent prices for a quality weighted vest? Xvest is the only one I know of, but it's 300 bucks for an 80lb vest.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by ITHURTZ View Post
    You will jump higher, if your talking speed in running no, your top speed is pretty much genetic.
    I disagree on top speed being genetic. Running speed is comprised of two things; stride frequency and stride length. Stride frequency is hardest to increase, there are various over-speed methods, they are difficult and not much can be gained. However, stride length is relatively easy to increase. It is a combination of leg strength and flexibility, both can be effectively trained.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Highlanda01602 View Post
    I have a 20 pound weighted vest, something I bought to incorporate into some sprint workouts and stair climbing.

    I'm considering wearing it around all day however, so that my body adapts to the weight... what do you think?
    You are correct that you body would adapt. Thats not the most desirable thing if you want the vest to be a training tool. Try coming up with a progression for you training with it. For example:

    timed walks--> running--> stairs--> body weight exercises--> jumps(onto a box to lower the stress on the joints)

    You are on the right track with your thinking.

  25. Found these:
    http://www.ironwearfitness.com/
    http://www.power-systems.com/s-61-pl...FQRJFQodMFU5Ww
    http://www.mirweightedvest.com/

    I'm sure you searched online and came across these. Looks interesting, I may get one...

  26. i have the 80 lb x vest and i like it. Nice to go hiking with

  27. Quote Originally Posted by Frequency View Post
    i have the 80 lb x vest and i like it. Nice to go hiking with
    Any joint pain afterwards?

  28. Quote Originally Posted by yeahright View Post
    The only possible problem I could see is some type of spinal compression.....but hell, people carry heavy backpacks on the time and the weight isn't distributed evenly like in those weight vests. Just be conscious of any spinal issue and take them seriously.
    Just listen to your body. In Iraq I had to wear an 50pound vest unloaded, and 70pounds when tactical loaded.

    I will tell you this... my lats and Traps became simply AMAZING.

    Just listen to your back, and joints and the such. YOu can tell if you are taking a toll on yourself.

    You can always buy a pair of moon boots, and do a little hanging to uncompress.

    Adams
    The Historic PES Legend

  29. Quote Originally Posted by Rhyno View Post
    Any joint pain afterwards?
    Never but man does my whole body hurt after a few miles lol

  30. Quote Originally Posted by Frequency View Post
    Never but man does my whole body hurt after a few miles lol
    excellent

  31. that vampire picture is TERRORible.
  

  
 

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