Page 1 of 2 12 Last
  1. #1
    Kempo Chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Staten Island, NY
    Posts
    519
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    bag rounds w/ weighted vest

    Has anyone done bag rounds with a weighted vest on? What do you think of it? Will it help or hurt your workout?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    23,477
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Hurt your work-out. There's no purpose in this so don't do it.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    austin, tx
    Posts
    2,436
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    As far as I understand, the only real use for a weighted vest is increasing the resistance during bodyweight workouts.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    austin, tx
    Posts
    2,436
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    This means, on days you're training maximal strength, if whatever bodyweight excercise you're using isn't challenging you and you're starting to plateau, adding weight to yourself helps. I would probably NOT do any kind of sports-specific activity in pretty much anything other than the gear i'll be competing in.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    928
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I've been wanting to get a weight vest for a while but not quite sure if they are worth the money. Anybody have a good routine they do that uses a weight vest. Anybody ever messed themselves up training with one? Should this question be it's own thread?

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    928
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Never mind. I just used the search function :)

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    austin, tx
    Posts
    2,436
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by cuatro76
    I've been wanting to get a weight vest for a while but not quite sure if they are worth the money. Anybody have a good routine they do that uses a weight vest. Anybody ever messed themselves up training with one? Should this question be it's own thread?
    Any decent non-plyo bodyweight routine should be fine.

  8. #8
    solves problems with violence supporting member
    Ming Loyalist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    4,587
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    watch this video for the proper use of weight vest(s) (not all the stuff shown is weight vest stuff, so be patient)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57pv_1j4dH0
    "Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
    "When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
    "Without actual qualifications to be a Zen teacher, your instructor is just another roundeye raping Asian culture for a buck." - Errant108
    "Seriously, who gives a **** what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj

  9. #9
    Domite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn, NYC
    Posts
    1,525
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    what about the weighted bag gloves? Those trash too?

  10. #10
    solves problems with violence supporting member
    Ming Loyalist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    4,587
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Domite
    what about the weighted bag gloves? Those trash too?
    those have a couple of problems:

    1) they can cause joint damage

    2) to avoid joint damage, your body will naturally slow down the speed of the punch before it hits the bag. this means that you are training yourself to actually hold back right before impact.

    if you want to increase punching power with weights, ross enamait suggests shot puts with 5 lb. medicine balls or small dumbells. this way you get to extend your strike all the way through and don't risk joint injuries.
    "Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
    "When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
    "Without actual qualifications to be a Zen teacher, your instructor is just another roundeye raping Asian culture for a buck." - Errant108
    "Seriously, who gives a **** what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj

Page 1 of 2 12 Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO