- 11-02-2007, 10:00 PM
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?
- 11-02-2007, 11:47 PM
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.
11-03-2007, 12:13 AM
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11-03-2007, 02:00 AM
“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.”
11-03-2007, 02:05 AM
11-03-2007, 02:35 AM
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..
11-03-2007, 01:48 PM
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.
11-03-2007, 03:07 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone - unfortunately I don't have boots for the uncompression, but I'll figure out something.
11-03-2007, 04:34 PM
11-03-2007, 10:01 PM
Please keep us posted on this experiment. I would like to hear your opinions after a few weeks. Thanks.
11-04-2007, 04:21 PM
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.
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06-09-2008, 02:07 AM
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.
06-11-2008, 02:48 PM
06-11-2008, 02:55 PM
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.
06-14-2008, 08:13 AM
I'm sure you searched online and came across these. Looks interesting, I may get one...
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