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Old 04-09-2008, 06:54 AM   #1
Larry A Henrikson
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in the market for a weight vest (or a ruck)

So my taxes came in and I've been wanting a weight vest for a while now. Mainly to simulate wearing a flak vest (I think body armor is about 30lbs?). I've looked at the MiR, which I searched for in the forums, the x-vest, and the v-max. The MIR is the cheapest of the bunch but still high end. I'm leaning to the 50lbs version. I do plan on running with it, but only about 10lbs. I sometimes train with a 25lbs backpack on so I need at least that much. The other option would be to just grab a better quality ruck sack (the backpack I use now is junk).

My goal is to max out the vest and charge through body weight exercises like pushups, pullups, squats, situps, burpees, mountain climbers etc until failure and throw it on when I walk the dog or hit a hiking trail.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:41 AM   #2
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Re: in the market for a weight vest (or a ruck)

Hey Larry. I bought my V-Max from weightvest.com (wfs) about two years ago and it's great. I got the 50# vest and have used it for everything from running stadium stairs to plyos to mowing the lawn. It is extremely sturdy, comfortable, and well-made but the thing I like best about it is how once you put it on it doesn't go past the bottom of your chest. Also, you can choose the width of the shoulder straps. I chose to get mine a little narrower to make overhead exercises easier while wearing the vest. I think these features go a long way in keeping you as mobile as possible while wearing it.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:19 AM   #3
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Re: in the market for a weight vest (or a ruck)

I have a large ruck with a frame that you can have. You will need the frame. I usually keep a large sand bag in the radio pouch inside the ruck which keeps the sand bag from flopping around in the ruck. This ruck is fully capable of doing what you need. The kidney pad is worn and has some duck tape on it but is still in good shape. The kidney pad can be replaced. If you want this let me know. I will ship it too you if you pay for the shipping. Peck
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:22 PM   #4
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Re: in the market for a weight vest (or a ruck)

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Shoot me an email and I can get you a moderate discount on a MiR vest.
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:49 PM   #5
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Shoot me an email and I can get you a moderate discount on a MiR vest.
That works, email sent.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:52 PM   #6
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Re: in the market for a weight vest (or a ruck)

Patrick, I saw some time ago that you were wholesaling them as well; I may be in the market in the coming weeks as well, so I'll keep you in mind for sure!
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:58 AM   #7
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Re: in the market for a weight vest (or a ruck)

Have you seen smartvests? I have never seen a weight vest so form fitting, thin, and still can hold some weight. My friend has one and he wears it to work under his dress shirt.

http://www.smartvest.net/index.aspALL LINKS MUST INDICATE WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE WORK AND FAMILY SAFE!

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Old 04-12-2008, 10:12 AM   #8
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I'm really not a supporter of the "wear the vest all day, then when you take it off, you'll be like Goku in Dragon Ball Z!" idea. While wearing it all day will give you a bit of strain to cause adaptations, any growth will be in the legs (unless you randomly do push-ups during the day) and it'd all be slow-twitch muscle fiber growth, when type-IIa growth would be much better.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:21 PM   #9
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Re: in the market for a weight vest (or a ruck)

Check out ebay, they have some good deals on weighted vest that are adjustable from 2 - 22 lbs. $39.99

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Old 04-13-2008, 07:53 PM   #10
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Re: in the market for a weight vest (or a ruck)

Thanks for bringing up that poignant point Patrick. What I meant to imply from my post is that the smartvest is the most form fitting vest I have seen.

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I'm really not a supporter of the "wear the vest all day, then when you take it off, you'll be like Goku in Dragon Ball Z!" idea. While wearing it all day will give you a bit of strain to cause adaptations, any growth will be in the legs (unless you randomly do push-ups during the day) and it'd all be slow-twitch muscle fiber growth, when type-IIa growth would be much better.
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