Currently im a Law Enforcement major and due to graduate in less than a year... As soon as im done ill probably be getting a job as some form of a police officer for awhile at least. Im under the impression that most police forces have optional bullet proof vest policies... obviously it would be to my benifit to wear one.. BUT one of the things i was curious about was the side effects of this added weight. (The weight will vary depending on the type of vest, either kevlar, or the steel plate inserts) I have heard of countless stories about how ankle weights put alot of pressure on your hips and eventually do damage to them. Same concept goes with wrist weights for that matter. Obviously the benifit of wearing the vest would easily outweigh (no pun intended) the side effects on my body but im still curious to know what this added weight (which i would geuss would be anywhere from 10-20lbs) will do. Sooo.. to my question.. has anyone had any experience with anything similar? perhaps weighted training clothing? What side effects will this have on my body? Any positive ones (other than stoping a bullet)?
It might help you build up your calves a bit.
Seriously, nothing to worry about. The ankle/wrist weight thing is a problem because of the momentum involved in swinging your arms and legs. This won't happen on your torso.
Built is right...
And, don't be one of those a$$hole cops. Be a friendly cop that people enjoy being pulled-over by, and don't knock on my car window with your nightstick..I HATE THAT!!
That is all...
Last edited by mrelwooddowd; 05-04-2005 at 11:59 PM.
Yea, i wasnt worried about it to be honest.. just kinda curious b/c i recently was reading one of the posts that you were talking in about the ankle weights.Seriously, nothing to worry about. The ankle/wrist weight thing is a problem because of the momentum involved in swinging your arms and legs. This won't happen on your torso.
HAHA.. you have no idea how much i've thought about that mrelwooddowd.. I have made countless vows to not be that f'in cop that sits in some dark spot under some bridge just waiting for some guy to be going 4mph over the speed limit. Once again, i will make a vow to you.. i will not become that dreaded officer.And, don't be one of those a$$hole cops. Be a friendly cop that people enjoy being pulled-over by, and don't knock on my car window with your nightstick..I HATE THAT!!
Instead, it will be in broad daylight, behind a big sign, waiting for someone to go 5mph over the speed limit =P.
"I tried so hard and got so far, but in the end, it doesn't even matter." - Linkin Park
you'd better not be. we'll remember this...
I have had some expericance with weighted clothing...I used to box for money and other reasons but point of the post is...something heavy on your torso wont effect you much...if anything I always hated sitting down with it on...but I've tried those vests on...they are not very heavy...the 9mm issue ones I take it your saying...because those 12 gauge stoppers will encumber you...(S.W.A.T)
You'll probably be carrying more gear than a vest weighs: gun, taser, mace, cuffs, extra max, flashlight, nightstick, radio, cell phone, etc. etc.
If you have a good core, i wouldn't see any problem. Just remember donuts aren't friends. =)
Never had any long term problems with my gear (which exceeded the normal body armour) Biggest problem was getting in and out of vehicles.
Sounds solid.. like i said, wasnt really worried about it, just more curious about the notion of havinga weighted down torso. Thanks for the advice guys
Do lots of bodyweight stuff with a weighted vest on. Go for pushups, dips, and pullups (if you can). Also, do lots of rows to build a strong core.
Last edited by Mission; 05-07-2005 at 11:00 AM.
erm... how would a heavy vest be any different than if you put on a few pounds? I mean, with ankle/wrist weights it's different because those are spots that you normally don't put weight on but a your torso is supposed to be heavy.
how the hell do you box for money at the age of 15? i'm just curious cuz i'd like to make some money off my fast hands if i could :evillaughOriginally Posted by Gutz981
Height: 6'0" Current bodyweight: 187 lbs
Bench - 3x8 reps @ 205
Squat - 3x10 reps @ 285
Deadlift - 3x8 reps @ 235
Goal for boxing: Powerful as a heavyweight, Fast as a lightweight.
And he said he "used" to... dude.. at what age did you start to box? heheOriginally Posted by Deadrodent
gutz981: were you locker boxing for money or boxing for real? i hate people that locker box, it takes little to no talent and all everyone does is swing their arms as hard and fast as they can. after they win a match of this, they think they could take anyone in a real street fight, using the same "tactics" aka swinging there arms as hard as they can as fast as they can. they don't realize they'd break their knuckles/various bones in their hand doing this.
my guess is he was boxing other highschoolers in someones basement betting money on the fights, not actually entering tournaments, but i could be wrong (that's what people around here do)
Well I used to fight in accual tournaments...However they were illegal they were still tournaments...and I've had my share of locker boxing but I really don't do that for money thats more along the lines of if someone crosses me...the only reason I'd throw down are...Money...insult me or my girl...and thats bout it...
But all in all...It was not legal what I did...but it did make me some cash...my left side of my face still has less feeling than my right...I used to make 300 bucks a fight and 500 if I won (that was the most I ever made)
Bullet proof vests are light...
dont worry about the vest!
i am in the us army and ive had alot of experience wearing vests and added weight from gear, it didnt affect me negatively at all!! the added weight will be a good workout by the end of the day for a while but eventually you will get used to it, nothin bad about it at all. The weight will be very tight to your body so there wont be any impacting or extra stress in your movements, its just like gaining a bunch of weight real fast lol
wear the vest, you wont regret it!
Wrong!!!Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd
Be a "friendly cop" and watch the individual see your weakness and the situation will get out of control quick.
Remember that the public are majority a$$hats. When you pull over someone for breaking the law, the situation is dictated per YOUR terms not theirs.
IF you don't like to be pulled over don't break the law, Plain and simple!!
As of May 2005
Happens often?Originally Posted by mrelwooddowd
What's locker boxing?Originally Posted by Gutz981
Also, was the fighting you guys would no NHB? I was doing that for a while with some friends.