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Carrying A Weighted Vest?


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Excerpt: In his book, "Rock Iron Steel", Steve Justa reccommends wearing a weighted vest for long periods of time throughout the day. He said that he made great strength gains from it, I was wondering how I might go about setting that up, and what anyone else thinks of it. Thanks.

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    Carrying A Weighted Vest?

    In his book, "Rock Iron Steel", Steve Justa reccommends wearing a weighted vest for long periods of time throughout the day. He said that he made great strength gains from it, I was wondering how I might go about setting that up, and what anyone else thinks of it.

    Thanks.

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    What specific benefits did he gain from it? I'm imagining something along the lines of improved core stabilisers and the like?

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    He said that he was overall stronger, and in a basketball tournament he was in after carying the vest, he was "inflicting his will on everyone on the court"

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    It's called hyper gravity loading, if you wear a vest that is 10% of your bodyweight, the body begins to adapt thinking that gravity has been turned up 10%, after a month or so, take if off and you'll be jumping higher and running faster etc.

    wouldn't have it for training however

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    why not? or do you mean during the workout?

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    well it will stuff up your technique etc

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    Sounds like something out of Dragonball Z lol.

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    It's a smart idea...it's passive too. Heh my friend was telling me how her mother is a homemaker but she had ankle/wrist weights and apparently that increased her musclature and strength passively. Your body always adapts to new resistance its subjected too...although it won't be as effective as a vest...I'd like to try that out...actually my backpack is at least 20 lbs on any given day.

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    they sell em at sports authority up here in ak. i think it goes up to 40 pounds. i tried to doin a pushup in one, ohhh man was that rough.

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    You can't adjust the weights on those things? I might actually get one of those

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