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    I just bought this one: http://www.amazon.com/TKO-244WV-Adju...4141673&sr=8-1

    So far I really it. The only quirk is the little weight "bars" are a little goofy to take out and put in. I kind of question the long term durability if you are constantly doing so b/c the material of each weight pouch is a thin neoprene. For the current exercises (inverted rows and pushups) I use it for, I've already maxed the weight on the vest so basically I'm just increasing reps vs. weight.

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    Don't just focus on getting a huge weight vest.

    The day you're banging out sets of one arm pushups, hand stand pushups, one arm chins, muscle ups, pistol squat box jumps with a 45 pound vest.... you win the right to own 100 pound one

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    I was thinking heavier for legs. I can easily squat over 200 pounds, and I can do lunges holding over 50 pounds in each hand. I figured a 100 pound weighted vest would be good for squatting and lunge type exercises if I am not going to go to a gym. I would have to go way lighter for upper body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_e_turner_ii View Post
    I was thinking heavier for legs. I can easily squat over 200 pounds, and I can do lunges holding over 50 pounds in each hand. I figured a 100 pound weighted vest would be good for squatting and lunge type exercises if I am not going to go to a gym. I would have to go way lighter for upper body.
    What no handstand pushups holding the 50 lbs with your feet?

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    Split squats and pistol squats are good subs with the vest when you're in a pinch.

    Also a weight vest with some plyometrics are tough.... like jumping lunges.

    But yea... you'll never likely outgrow a 100.

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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by critta View Post
    What no handstand pushups holding the 50 lbs with your feet?
    haha.

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    Quote 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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    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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