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Old 01-12-2005, 02:55 PM   #1
Thomas Whitehead
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I know this was brought up in a previous thread. But, I don't think it addressed my thoughts on it. If I were to wear a weight vest when I did PushUp/Dip/PullUp type work, would it help me increase my endurance in these events? My line of thinking would be that when I would take it off, the exercise would seem considerably easier, and I should be able to do more repetitions. I'm toying with the idea of wearing a weight vest for PushUp/Dip/PullUp work after I complete the WOD.
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Old 01-12-2005, 03:49 PM   #2
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Yes, it will work. You can get too much of a good thing however, so don't do this every workout, and start with a small amount of extra weight - maybe 8 to 10 pounds. Increase the weight slowly and pay attention to warning signs of shoulder elbow problems. Your muscles can/do get stronger faster than your ligaments/tendons.

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Old 01-12-2005, 04:34 PM   #3
John Justin Syvrud
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I bought an x-vest for x-mas. Have used it in just the warm-ups (i do the CF warm-up) for the past 3 trio's of WOD's. I can't say that I really feel stronger yet. But I have a lot of snap early on in pull-ups. Also take David's advice about starting light. I started with full 40--big mistake. Am using 20 now. Ask me again in a couple of months and I should have some useable info by then.
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Old 01-15-2005, 11:22 PM   #4
Tom Corrigan
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The X-Vest is a great one. I have the 50 pounder, and you can adjust it in 2.5 # increments.

But thats NOT why I really wanted to post. I just had to say "Bravo!" to John J. Syvrud for putting a photo from Napoleon Dynamite on his post! Now that's a different kind of WOD! Just saw the movie, and while it was weird as hell, it was also funnier than hell.
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Old 01-18-2005, 04:35 AM   #5
Michael Halbfish
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The Crossfit gym has a vest with soft rubber filling. Is it a Univest or Smartvest
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