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  • #16
    I have a 45 pound narrow thin from weight vest.com and it is built like a tank and will last forever. Easy to use and very comfortable. I would caution against getting one heavier, may cause problems with spine as they are "top heavy". iam fairly strong and in great shape and it is all ineed for fitness. I use the vest and hold heavy dumb bells for leg work. Walk with it and do push ups, dips, pull ups etc. can't beat 'em.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by PMAC View Post
      I have a 45 pound narrow thin from weight vest.com and it is built like a tank and will last forever. Easy to use and very comfortable. I would caution against getting one heavier, may cause problems with spine as they are "top heavy". iam fairly strong and in great shape and it is all ineed for fitness. I use the vest and hold heavy dumb bells for leg work. Walk with it and do push ups, dips, pull ups etc. can't beat 'em.
      True, adding a 45-50 vest plus holding dumbbells would work. I imagine it does get top heavy. I am sure it's a great core strengthener having that extra weight.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by critta View Post
        What no handstand pushups holding the 50 lbs with your feet?
        haha.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
          I'm in Northern NJ and amazingly, I can't find shit on craigslist for either NJ or NYC, nobody's selling a vest of at least 60lbs adjustable weight.

          All sports stores I've visited seem to carry up to 40 and those go for around $110-130

          I found this one ebay, with shipping it comes out to around ~125: http://cgi.ebay.com/ZFO-70LBS-Adjust...item4a9b03f094

          But that's 70lbs adjustable.

          Is anybody familiar with this brand? If I had weight plates I'd make some sort of DIY weight belt but I don't... I can't yet do 70lbs added weight but it's a good number to work up to.

          Any other sources for cheap but durable vests? I'm really looking to get the most bang for my buck, so far this is the best deal, I tried www.weightvest.com and their prices are way too high. If anybody in tri-state is selling one of at least 60 for UNDER 120 I'd consider that too.
          Hopefully these guys can help you out:

          http://www.weightvest.com/

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          • #20
            I checked at lunch and the one I have is from http://closegrip.com/ . They run $70 now. The one I'm using is looking pretty worse for the wear so, I will most likely be loading up my second one here before long. I use mine about four times a day during the week though. So, I guess it gets a beating. I broke the zipper tab off the front zipper too so, it doesn't stay zipped like it used to either.
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            • #21
              I just found this one at Z-fitness: http://www.4fits.com/index.php?main_...roducts_id=262

              I wonder if it's any good since the price is so dramatically lower than the other brands.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by john_e_turner_ii View Post
                I just found this one at Z-fitness: http://www.4fits.com/index.php?main_...roducts_id=262

                I wonder if it's any good since the price is so dramatically lower than the other brands.
                That's the same one they have on e-bay (as a buy it now item, so it's new) the one I was looking at was 70lbs. I only want a higher weight so that I have something to work up to. I plan on using it for all types of bodyweight work but most specifically for chin ups as I'm trying to increase my strength in that and also trying to work towards a muscle up, also if I can get to the point where I'm doing weighted muscle ups that would be awesome.

                If I had more money I would go for one from weightvest.com, I mean, I guess it's a worthy investment but 300 just kills right now... thanks for the input fellas.
                I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                • #23
                  I went ahead on got the 80 pound one for a total of $169 including shipping. I will report back as to the quality of it. 80 pounds should be plenty for a long time. I will probably only use 20-25 pounds at most initially with upper body and use about 50 for lower body workouts. This will be interesting.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by john_e_turner_ii View Post
                    I went ahead on got the 80 pound one for a total of $169 including shipping. I will report back as to the quality of it. 80 pounds should be plenty for a long time. I will probably only use 20-25 pounds at most initially with upper body and use about 50 for lower body workouts. This will be interesting.
                    Please report back!

                    I was thinking that I'm going to wait a little on the weight vest and start doing more one-arm or one-leg work. I'm going to start progressing into one arm chins, pistols etc. I figure there's still plenty to be done with just bodyweight alone. I'll probably still get a vest soon, but going to wait and see if a used 60pounder pops up...
                    I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                    • #25
                      I've been looking around as well and by what everyone says, the cheaper vests will fall apart or aren't as comfy as the weightvest.com type. I don't mind putting money down on something of great quality and will get lots of use. No bad reviews for weightvest...

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                      • #26
                        Dag this thread is old. I'm laughing looking at my goals, but at least I'm still pursuing them.

                        As luck would have it, a friend sole me his vest from weightvest.com a 50lb vest for $100 and I've been using it a lot.

                        I need to work outdoors more often or join a gym already. I think my home workouts are limiting mostly due to the height issue. I have a door frame bar at my apt and do hang rings from it but I can only do a few things from it, dips and some holds. Pull ups or anything where I'd be hanging off them (except front and back lever progressions) require me to tuck my legs so it's hard to work on any explosive movements like the muscle-up ... and I'm not strong enough for a no momentum muscle up yet.
                        I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                        • #27
                          Weigtvest dot com is high in price, but it's great construction. I've had mine for almost 7 years now and it looks nearly new.
                          -Ryan Mercer my blog and Genco Peptides my small biz

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