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    Weighted vests?

    Hello forum members I have a question about weighted vests I have one that I use in my daily training and was wondering if you could tell me a few more exercises that I could do with my vest it weighs 30 lbs and i weight 160 I already do squats and push ups in it but I was hoping you all could let me know a few more exercises i could do with it thanks in advance and God bless:4robot::4robot:

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    go running.. that's what it's made for. a barbell press/deadlift will give better results than the push ups and squats.. especially as the vest is only about 19% of your bodyweight

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMAMickey View Post
    go running.. that's what it's made for. a barbell press/deadlift will give better results than the push ups and squats.. especially as the vest is only about 19% of your bodyweight
    "go running.. that's what it's made for"

    Running is already joint intensive, adding weight will excerbate this. Yes their are fat people that run, and yes some don't have joint problems, however, the overwhelming number of overweight people who run regularly have knee problems.

    I'd keep any jogging/running you do unweighted. I think it could be useful for bodyweight complexes for conditioning, but it will not assist in max strength in any way.

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    my short list would include: dips, pull-/chin-ups, inverted rows, hindu squats, walking lunges, crossover step-ups

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skillful View Post
    my short list would include: dips, pull-/chin-ups, inverted rows, hindu squats, walking lunges, crossover step-ups
    These. Pick any bodyweight exercise since the vest increases your body weight.
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    I wonder if you could swim in it?
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    Did you buy or did you make yours?

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    i would use one for body weight exersizes. ever since i saw a gymrat wearing a fly fishing vest with the million and one pockets that he had filled with baggies full of lead shot, i thought they were a pretty cool idea.
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    Or u can be more recreational and ask some one to hop on your back. It works

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    Quote Originally Posted by big maclol View Post
    Or u can be more recreational and ask some one to hop on your back. It works
    Recreational...?

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