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    Has anyone out there tried the "Xvest Firemen Model” weight vest? Here's a link...

    http://www.xtreme-athletic-equipment...uct=20#details

    I'm looking for a high quality, safe weight vest in which the weight can be easily adjusted. This model meets my needs and also seems to be designed in a manner that would minimize the chance of potential injury. Any opinions on this or other weight vests would be greatly appreciated!

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    weightvest.com

    I got a 50-lb. vest at weightvest.com and am very happy with it. We live on a farm and I've been wearing the vest to do chores, haul hay, etc. and it is really helping with core strength. It gets lighter every time you wear it, LOL. The first time, I have to say it seemed very heavy but now it's fine. Makes the SCBA seem a lot lighter. :-)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by enginegirl1 View Post
      ... weightvest.com ...

      DITTO

      I am a cheapskate and went instead with the 60 pound economy vest, and bought several 2.5# plates from Wal-mart.

      Not withstanding my personal testimonial for the brand, I think the weight vests are a great way to work out while doing normal tasks (last spring I cut the grass twice a week while wearing it).

      If I ever get serious about getting in shape, I will eat a light luch and go for a 20 walk while wearing my vest.

      I do understand the the X-vest is as high of quality as the weightvest.com version.
      I.A.C.O.J. "The Cork"

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      • #4
        vest info

        To hewartson47 did you ever buy the xvest ? Just looking to purchase one and wanted any info. If you didnt and are going to the is a $40.00 off until 3/16 if you ck out the web site. Please reply asap if possible if purchased one because I will most likely purchase before 3/16 to save the extra $$. Thanks for the input and if no response I will let u know what I think of it.

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        • #5
          Weight vest

          Carefull, all. Start with your weight vest at a low weight, and work your way up. I'd suggest not starting out above 20 lbs if you are small, and increase by only 5 lbs. per week. That is assuming you use it 2-3 times per week.

          Doing chores with it on is a good idea. It will increase your core strength. Just be sure you ease into it!

          I did an expert witness report for a kid who put on a weight vest and did his entire basketball practice with it on. He started with 50 lbs. and 2 hours! Because his coach told him to do it! He lost 3 discs completely, and 3 partially. He will never be the same!

          Be careful, work up gradually. They can replace knees and hips, but not spines....

          Dr. Jen
          www.fireagility.com
          Dr. Jen
          www.fireagility.com

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          • #6
            I would completely agree with the above advice. When I first started, I think the most I used was 15-20 pounds, with no high impact or twisting, or anything of the sort. Even just, the 5-10 pounds can make a big difference, in how it works your muscles.
            I.A.C.O.J. "The Cork"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Casimer View Post
              To hewartson47 did you ever buy the xvest ? Just looking to purchase one and wanted any info. If you didnt and are going to the is a $40.00 off until 3/16 if you ck out the web site. Please reply asap if possible if purchased one because I will most likely purchase before 3/16 to save the extra $$. Thanks for the input and if no response I will let u know what I think of it.
              No, I haven't bought one yet. I was hoping to find someone who has actually used the Xvest to get their input before I spend that kind of money. It does seem to be the best one out there, though. Thanks for the scoop on the sale...maybe now is the time to buy.

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              • #8
                I bought the 84 lbs XVest. I have had it for acouple of months. I like it. I started off on 40 lbs. I gradually go up 5 lbs every other week. I use it on the stair stepper and that glidder machine (looks like cross country sking).

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                • #9
                  weight vest purchase

                  I purchased a weight vest from weight vest.com the v-max. Compared the x-vest and the v-max and v-max had just seemed to be a better buy. I called both companys and talked to reps and x-vest didnt say much ,but the gal at weight vest was very knowledgeable. I got the 75 lbs short vest and it was $297.00 otd. That included everything and ordered thurs and got it on monday. Also weight vest has a lifetime warranty, 30- day money back trial and just seems to be made from better material. Just started to use (@50lbs) but what a difference when you take it off so I think it will will be a plus for c-pat and future training. Hope this info is helpful, like I said just got the vest and will shout out if any problems but looks like a good buy.

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