Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by timberwolf, May 22, 2007.
Or owns one?
worth it or not? Better alternatives???
what would you be using it for, just curious
Blast strap pushups, pullups... maybe some running...or more likely jogging.
I have a weighted stomach, does that count?
its pretty expensive , it's 400$ usd right?
Yep. As the saying goes... "A fool and his money are soon parted."
That's too expensive for one.
You don't need one for pullups, just use a weighted chin/dip belt instead.
Most people I know who use them use them for running/martial arts stance training.
Don't get me wrong, they're cool for pullups, but unnecessary because a weighted pullup belt is like $30.
i've run with one before, but i didn't really like it... neither did my knees/ankles/hips
and for pullups/dips, i just use a dip belt
I thought adding any wieght for running was bad for your ankles/knees
I thought it was only bad if you add it to your limbs (ie. ankle or wrist weights).
that makes it worse... but it's still added stress on your joints
Sooo... consensus is 'not worth it'?
I'm not sure how to add weight with blast strap pushups... unless maybe chains or the band I already have.
give your gym female groupies piggyback rides and blast strap it away
not worth it.
running in those would tear your knees up, dood. i have just a 40lb one and walking in it, maybe walking up stairs or up hill, would be fine for some cardio and weight loss.
40lbs at dicks or sports authority is only $99
Hmmm, something is telling me that you don't really need that!!
i usually wear a weighted vest on the stationary bike
"Hi, would you ride on me cowgirl style while I do pushups?"
I think I have a question to ask the Vaginarium.
get into position and have someone put a plate on your upper back, across your shoulderblades
Looks worthwhile. Worth ~$400.00 though? NO FUCKING WAY!
No no no. You have her ride you cowgirl style while you're doing dips.
Good for Firefighter training.
If you want your body to get used to carrying extra weight then that's a viable option.
Bottom line; You probably don't need it.
well that will be bad because it can change your center of gravity to away from your hips-spine... but any added weight is going to put more stress onto your joints of course.. I wouldn't worry about it too much for anything but distance though, I mean doing any lift is putting additional stress on your joints too right?
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