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Old 05-07-2007, 09:45 PM   #1
Kevin McKay
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Anybody have any recommendations for a weighted vest for bw stuff.

Looking for something comfortable breathable and non restrictive on rom for pushups pullups dips ect...
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:08 AM   #2
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You're close to Oakland, check out Airsoft Extreme, and go and get yourself a copy of a Plate Carrier, you can use the 'mock' plate and/or just make a decent sandbag that you can sandwich in as you would a chest plate. Probably around $100, but in CAMO! Condor is a decent brand if they have it...sure, not ready for Afghanistan, but, ready for your gym, you life doesn't necessarily depend on it, if it does, go Blackhawk.

Yes, they're cheap, and not necessarily inexpensive, but, they do fit what you're looking for. Otherwise, a couple of Diving belts done Bandolero Style might also be a functional idea...well, 3x, one over each shoulder, and then looped through one around the hip. Probably around $40-80 depending on the comfort you want.

Both would probably cost about as much as one of those 'XVests', but, you can also get some inexpensive options at www.performbetter.com (yes, work and family safe) and their options start at $99.

As they say...long time lurker, first time poster. I had wanted to post the homemade rings I just made, but, haven't got the pictures up JUST yet...so, this will have to be the debut.

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Old 05-08-2007, 07:36 AM   #3
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Thanks Jim.
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:45 AM   #4
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Kevin,

I carry an inexpensive and totally functional weight vest with a scalable load, starting at twenty pounds and moving up to forty. If you're interested, shoot me an email at jon@againfaster.com.

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Jon
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:36 AM   #5
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This is my personal favorite. I use it for firefighting training as well as during some of my CF Homemade WODs, especially pull-ups. I have the 50lber. They contain individual sleeves where you can put in the weighted bricks that come with them.
http://www.weightvest.com/mensvests.html
(work/family safe)
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:53 AM   #6
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If anybody has any questions about the www.weightvest.com or weightvest training in general I am a fitness consultant for them.
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