Good idea or bad

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  1. TheNewGuy

    TheNewGuy White Belt

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    I dont really know where to post this so if im posting in the wrong place im sry. But my teacher just brought this vest and its look almost like a life vest but it had about 40 pounds of wieght on it. So I decided to wear it and just do regular trainning with it. So i was wondering if it would increase my speed and kicks or just hurt me later on. Has anyone try to do this before.
     
  2. Remember Me?

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    Hell yeah weighted vests are great for workouts. Try running the steps with them on, it's brutal.
    I think it's a good idea to use it.
     
  3. Chthon

    Chthon Silver Belt

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    Never used one before and have never had trouble with increasing my speed through practice.
     
  4. judogido

    judogido Aussie!, Aussie!, Aussie! ...

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    I was gonna post that you should wear a weighted vest while swimming but some n00b might take it seriously & friggin drown.........
     
  5. Michael Wanaka

    Michael Wanaka Amateur Fighter

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    LOL. Great idea!
     
  6. Kyryllo

    Kyryllo Kia kaha e hine!

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    Unless you are a 100m or 200m sprinter trying to improve your record or just trying to destroy your joints theres no sence in wearing such things.
     
  7. farmboy

    farmboy Banned Banned

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    I think the vest is actually a pretty good idea. It's no worse than wearing wrist/ankle weights. Now, that will mess with your joints.
     
  8. TheNewGuy

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    I actually do trace but i dont do 200m sprint, my coach told me dont try that it wear u down very fast and can hurt you.
     
  9. krellik

    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    Did I get you right? To wear it while kickboxing or boxing? That is a really bad idea. It will throw you of on your techique and is simply unecesary wear and tear on your joints. The small increase in conditioning could be more eficiently gained by increasing the intensity on your conditioning drills. I say dont do it.

    For hill sprints, running stairs and as an easy way to make body weight excersices more dificult at the other hand can be whery eficient. -If- your body is conditioned for it and your joints can handle it.
     
  10. sholinmonkey

    sholinmonkey Yellow Belt

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    does anybody know where to even get any weighted clothing, or ones you can put on your wrists and ankles? I didn't see any in sports or martial arts stores, is there a place online where you can buy them?
     
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    Weighted vests would be good while practicing controlled, slower shadowboxing and such, or katas, if you do traditional MA.
     
  12. moodymikey

    moodymikey Blue Belt

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    i personally have never worn the weighted vest or wanted to for that matter. but it can increase the intensity of a workout easier, but in the end hard work is what is going to pay off. instead of wearing the vest, just make an effort to work that bit harder...and that way the risk of injury isnt increased like it would be with the vest
     
  13. farmboy

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    Or just run out and gain a quick 40lbs...sorry.
     
  14. Mike_Iron_Tyson

    Mike_Iron_Tyson Yellow Belt

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    I think it's a very good idea
     
  15. _All-State_

    _All-State_ Yellow Belt

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    Very bad idea. You should only use it during shadow boxing and jumping rope.
     
  16. Tristram Shandy

    Tristram Shandy White Belt

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    I had a guy with a Master's Degree in Physical Education (focus on Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology) tell me that, other than the mental benefit of feeling quicker when you take it off, these kind of things are useless.
     
  17. Bas Rutten Gear

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    Very true. I think you can develop explosiveness and such through other methods. Plus it might seriously hinder you while moving around.
     
  18. Marvin Covar

    Marvin Covar Amateur Fighter

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    ^^^ very true
     
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