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Old 02-10-2015, 09:31 AM   #1
Michael Prather
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Weighted Vest or Pack

I'm in the market for either a vest or pack that I can load for box jumps and sprints. I've used some before that move too much when I jump, as in fly up and hit me in the back of the head. Can anyone recommend a good one?
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:21 PM   #2
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Re: Weighted Vest or Pack

Weighted vest would be a lot better for those two applications. I like the ones they sell at most sporting goods stores, they've worked well.

Although I wouldn't do box jumps or sprints with one, that's pretty hard on the joints already, let alone with added weight.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:16 PM   #3
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Re: Weighted Vest or Pack

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I'm in the market for either a vest or pack that I can load for box jumps and sprints. I've used some before that move too much when I jump, as in fly up and hit me in the back of the head. Can anyone recommend a good one?
Depends on your price point.....I own the MIR 40# short vest and I recommend it. It's comfortable and I've never had any issues with it. It's been reliable for about the last three years. I use it for conditioning and while doing WODs like the Murph Challenge. I bought it on sale thru Amazon for $60 (I think); they're a bit more expensive now. Less expensive would be like:

http://www.amazon.com/CROSS101--Adju...ds=weight+vest or

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gold-s-Gym...d-Vest/5481392

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/bcg-...t+vest&Ntk=All


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Old 02-11-2015, 06:35 AM   #4
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Re: Weighted Vest or Pack

I have a MIR 40lb one also. It has worked well over the last 2 years. I wear it when I walk (not jogging/running) for about 25-30 mins.

Stays in place for most part when I have jogged (all of them bounce a little). Have used it for murph and it did fine, I on the other hand hated life..

Have used with box jumps and it does good. I always take it down to 20lbs when doing Box jumps. I would also make sure to not be too fatigued as that extra weight will catch you off guard when jumping and can cause a bad box scratch on a wooden box.

MDUSA is having a vest (valentine and other stuff sale) today too. 2 vests, 20lbs and 60lbs for 169$.
http://www.muscledriverusa.com/MDUSA...eid=19c9c19b52 (Wfs)
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