PDA

View Full Version : Weight Vest Training


Bryan Friedman
03-31-2008, 08:36 PM
I just got a 75lb MIR Weight Vest and I while I have a few ideas on how to train with it I was hoping to get others' insight.

Right now I'm not in the best of shape and my current goal is to improve GPP and general Conditioning.

My current plan of attack is to try and to some interval jog/walk training with this for ~30min each morning. Every few mornings I'll switch it up and go for a 30min jog without weight to gauge my progress.

Every other night I plan on doing some weight training - compound movements (bench, squat, assisted chins, assisted dips, rows, good mornings etc).

So for variety sake, what other kind of workouts do you enjoy with the use of a 75lb adjustable weight vest?

Cassidy Drake
03-31-2008, 10:56 PM
Burpees, hill runs, rope climbs, chins, muscle ups, etc etc

Bryan Friedman
04-01-2008, 07:22 AM
I love the idea of muscleups, chins and rope climbs. However I'm currently ~ 325lb, so when I do chins and dips(almost can do 1 unassisted) as a part of my routine they are already assisted with bands.

From reading this board a bit more I think I am going to give a Paleo Diet a shot. It seems relatively easy and hopefully it'll aid in getting me back down to ~ 200lbs.

Garrett Smith
04-01-2008, 07:55 AM
Bryan,
If you do Paleo (which I suggest) and want it to go faster, leave out the fruit.

Here's my idea of how you might work into the weighted vest stuff. Start your walk/runs with no weight. As you lose weight over time, add the amount that you have lost into the vest. That way your joints aren't overly loaded at the start.

Bryan Friedman
04-02-2008, 07:38 AM
Thanks Garrett!

Paleo without fruit huh. So basically meat, eggs, nuts and non starchy vegetables?

From your posts you definitely seems to have a good handle on health and fitness. Any other words of the wise for my journey? I'm thinking of starting a log so that I can get continuous feedback for everyone on the board.

Steven Low
04-02-2008, 08:14 AM
Anything on rings. :)

Make sure you use good progressions (see drillsandskills or just ask for some if you need any).

Garrett Smith
04-02-2008, 03:44 PM
Bryan,
There's always the basics that I start folks with:
--Cod Liver Oil (EFAs, vits A & D)
--Magnesium (helps nearly everybody)
--Probiotics (gut health is paramount)

If you're doing the Paleo (sans fruit or less than 1 piece/serving a day) and exercising, then you've got all the big rocks in the jar.

Patrick Donnelly
04-03-2008, 06:40 PM
Here's my idea of how you might work into the weighted vest stuff. Start your walk/runs with no weight. As you lose weight over time, add the amount that you have lost into the vest. That way your joints aren't overly loaded at the start.

That's a good idea.