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Davey
03-11-2009, 10:29 AM
Anyone here used weighted vests for cardio?:burger:

From the research I've done on amazon they come in either 20,40, or 60 pounds.

I'm thinking of going with the 40lb vest but not sure which company to go with. This will be used only for cardio on the eleptical machines.

Any suggestions?

tomv
03-12-2009, 05:31 AM
Will a weighted vest make a massive difference on an elliptical machine?

vdizenzo
03-12-2009, 07:38 AM
I have a 40lb weight vest. I call it the heart attack. It just weighs on you so heavily. I simply use it to walk outside. Walking for me is hard enough at 5'8" 308. I found mine on ebay for a great price. Those vests can be very expensive.

Tom Mutaffis
03-13-2009, 04:05 PM
I would be careful doing weighted vest work - can be tough on the joints and body as Vincent mentioned.

If you are wearing it on an elliptical I dont think that it would be very effective anyway, but if you are looking for some different forms of cardio to keep things interesting check out kettlebells, sandbags, and sled dragging.

teeroy
03-13-2009, 04:13 PM
I have a 40lb weight vest. I call it the heart attack. It just weighs on you so heavily. I simply use it to walk outside. Walking for me is hard enough at 5'8" 308. I found mine on ebay for a great price. Those vests can be very expensive.

I have a 40lb weight vest. I call it my belly.

squat huge
03-30-2009, 04:31 PM
weight vests are very effective. not so much on the elliptical though. treadmill would be much better. at slow speeds like 6-10 miles per hour, treadmill will be the same as a track, as long as it is not super windy outside.
Here is a link to some very good weight vests:
http://www.weightvest.com/

slashkills
03-31-2009, 06:26 AM
Ive been using them for squat jumps and different plyometric stuff.

WillNoble
04-04-2009, 05:36 PM
I used to use an 84lb. (firefighter) X-Vest.

It is a good conditioning tool, but it can screw up your joints if your not careful (as Tom said previously)

Ben Moore
04-04-2009, 05:44 PM
I use one on occasion. It's a good tool.

Joeyjoejoejr
04-06-2009, 03:30 PM
Buy an Xvest, worth the money in the long run and you can load it to any weight up to 90lbs.