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    I have been wanting one of these for a couple months now. I had been adding a small dumbell into a fanny pack but they never felt right on my hips.

    Bought the 20 pound kind. Holy Shit that box was heavy!!! Hard to believe that 20 lb is less than 1/2 of what i've lost so far.

    Ended up taking out 10 of the mini's and will start with 10 for home work outs.

    any one else use them?
    what do you use for/with?
    likes ?
    dislikes?

    thanks
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    oh - temp in KC is 100+ can i say yuck??
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    I have a 20 lb and a 60 lb vest. Use the 20lber for incline walks on the treadmill. Use the 60lber for pushups & pullups/chins. Dislike on the 60lber is that I can never seem to get it tight enough. When I do pushups the front part sags down.

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    I have a 40 lber. I find if you wear it for a long period it can get really heavy on the shoulders(traps). I have used mine in the past for pushups, heavy hands, and for stairclimbing combined with hand weights. I have tried running in it but find it doesn't allow a smooth arm action. I have also used it for some plyometric training and for doing intervals with a step.
    Enjoy your vest. Don't use it all th time if you are training for sports - while it can improve strength and explosiveness it can also throw off your timing when you take it off.

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    I have a 50# one I use when hiking, doing pushups and pull ups and the like.

    Usually only load it to 20-35 pounds though. It is amazing though when I realize not that long ago I was carrying that amount of weight around all the time...

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    I work out with a weight vest sometimes.
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

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    One thing I've noticed with weighted vests- if they are built properly, you should be able to cinch them down around your torso to the point where they don't actually hang on your shoulders. If they don't, then they are sized wrong for you. That puts all the weight in a position similar to where your body will put extra fat- close to your center of gravity, not weighing down your extremities. At that point, the vest feels like a part of you, rather than something you are hauling around.

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    Well,thanks for sharing useful information....I really like this kind of useful post...Please keep sharing like these useful information with us...Keep it up...!

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    I did my first work out this am. Went with 10 pounds. Did 15 minutes on the elip with and 15 off.
    I can cinch pretty tight so it doesn't move or impede my arms.

    Rockin!
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    Starting Weight 235 - Dec 1, 2010
    Started Primal Mid January 2011
    Current Weight 183
    Goal 160



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