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Old 06-08-2010, 10:20 PM   #1
Garrett Diedrich
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Weight Vest

Hello Everyone,


My question is about weight vests and if anyone uses them. I am currently using one from Everlast.

http://www.everlast.com/Weighted-Ves...uctinfo/EVWV2/

I saw that on the Crossfit Endurance site they recommended another weight vest that looks to be better.

http://www.w8vest.com/

I am wondering if anyone has used or owns this vest and how comfortable it is. The vest that i use now doesn't fit very tight and bounces when i run. I fear this could be putting undue strain on my shoulders and core, because of the constant bouncing.

If anyone has any recommendations on a vest that works well, fits snug, and can put 20+ pounds into, please let me know.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
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Re: Weight Vest

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Hello Everyone,


My question is about weight vests and if anyone uses them. I am currently using one from Everlast.

http://www.everlast.com/Weighted-Ves...uctinfo/EVWV2/

I saw that on the Crossfit Endurance site they recommended another weight vest that looks to be better.

http://www.w8vest.com/

I am wondering if anyone has used or owns this vest and how comfortable it is. The vest that i use now doesn't fit very tight and bounces when i run. I fear this could be putting undue strain on my shoulders and core, because of the constant bouncing.

If anyone has any recommendations on a vest that works well, fits snug, and can put 20+ pounds into, please let me know.
The BOX vest from Rogue (made by V-MAX I believe) is fantastic! Goes up to 45lbs (adjustable) and can be adjusted very well!

http://www.roguefitness.com/store/cr...weightvest.php (WFS)
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:25 PM   #3
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Re: Weight Vest

How is the adjust ability in the vest?

And does it bounce around a lot when you run with it? That is my main concern right now. Being able to fit snug on the body and not bounce without too much restriction on breathing.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:15 AM   #4
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Re: Weight Vest

I am considering getting the MiR 40# adjustable one seen below:

http://www.amazon.com/Short-Style-Wo.../dp/B002JBGPES (WFS)

Being a "short" vest is a must for me, and the ability to use oly plates (metal) makes it nice to take to the gym and not have to lug around 40# in plates. has anyone tried this vest around here?
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:25 AM   #5
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Re: Weight Vest

That looks like the strap would put a good amount of strain on your breathing. Seeing as how it is almost directly across the chest.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:55 AM   #6
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Re: Weight Vest

I have one from http://http://www.weightvest.com/ (W/F S) and love it.

Mine is adjustable up to 50#, rides well and is indestructable.

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Old 06-10-2010, 10:43 AM   #7
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Re: Weight Vest

My son has used a Mir 50 lb, short vest for some time and is very happy with it.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:14 AM   #8
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Re: Weight Vest

I have seen Jason Khalipa using the Mir Vest on some videos also in the Burpee deadlift WOD in the Arnolds clasic I think the competitors used the Mir Vest, Not sure on that one, and I have seen a video of khalipa's clients and him doing Fran with the Mir Vest. I have a Golds gym vest from Walmart, and I also have a Military Vest. the Military vest is ok but you won't breath as good as the ones shown above or like the golds gym one.

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Old 06-10-2010, 07:09 PM   #9
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Re: Weight Vest

I am using a store bought chest rig at the moment - finally found a use for 1 kilo dipped dumb bells, I use them in the three ammo pouches, and stick two 2.5kg plate each in the side pockets. Get a total 13kg (28 pounds) that way which is pretty hefty, if I want more, you can push in 2kg dumb bells into the ammo pouches but it presses a bit on your ribs.

Being Army Reserve this is similar to the equipment we get so its functional for me - sides a weight vest overhear costs twice to three times as much.

A link for explanation - http://www.kitbag.com.au/category154_1.htm wfs
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Re: Weight Vest

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I have seen Jason Khalipa using the Mir Vest on some videos also in the Burpee deadlift WOD in the Arnolds clasic I think the competitors used the Mir Vest, Not sure on that one, and I have seen a video of khalipa's clients and him doing Fran with the Mir Vest. I have a Golds gym vest from Walmart, and I also have a Military Vest. the Military vest is ok but you won't breath as good as the ones shown above or like the golds gym one.

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The vests used in most of the sectionals and regionals this year have been from www.weightvest.com wfs specifically the BOX vest. The Arnold classic was with the BOX vest.

Tanya Wagner specifically requested the BOX vest for her sectional over MiR.
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