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    Wearing a vest all day is a recipe for orthopedic disasters. They will wreak havoc on your postural muscles and lead to postural distortions such as the dreaded upper-crossed syndrome that will eventually lead to severe pain syndromes and biomechanical inefficiencies up and down the kinetic chain. I have read about old timers wearing the vests for a week at a time and I believe it was steve justa who wrote about wearing one all day at work for a month. They got decent results, but not great results.
    Weight vests are best utilized for enhancing bodyweight exercises such as burpees, pushups, pullups, ring exercises etc... Wearing them for short intense bouts of enhanced body weight training yeilds great results. You dont have to limit it to bodyweight exercises, as they work very well with many kettlebell movements and to make things like farmers walks and clubbell swinging more difficult, by all means be creative, but keep in mind that extended use will be detrimental to your musculo-skeletal system

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Jones
    Goku wore a weighted backpack. Piccolo is the one who wore the closest thing to a weighted vest.
    Are we talking about the anime or the manga?

    Iíve only seen the first few plot archís in the anime, but didnít Goku have a weighted vest he wore under his shirt and weighted boots?

    And Piccolo had a weighted robe and turban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomamao
    I think it's much along the lines of why you don't practice chest passes with a medicine ball in or to get ready for a basketball game. It throws you off.
    Ahh k. I thought it was an attempt at a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaverickZ
    You're not fucking Goku.
    I want to say this to everyone that even thinks about getting a weighted vest.

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    I'm not sure why would anyone wear one. Not even for weighted chin ups. I rather use a belt with chained weights than having weights over and around my shoulders and torso. Safer IMO.
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    Ross Enamait has some drills he uses for his conditioning that use weighted vests, but most of the time, he advocates only using bodyweight.

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    dude, the weights come after you can outrun the t-rex and shark and deliver milk all day, ftw. you'll never learn Fuuton:RasenShuriken that way, DUH.

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