UK Weighted Vest

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Snaplight
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UK Weighted Vest

Postby Snaplight » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:07 am

UK based so please bear that in mind with your suggestions - I know this is manly a States based forum but we seem to have some UK members.


So i'm looking for a weighted vest - doesn't need to be super heavy but does need to be well made and constructed and fit properly in the right places.

Any suggestions , links or experiences with that topic please.




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Re: UK Weighted Vest

Postby pathfighter » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:36 am

Snaplight wrote: manly a States based forum


You're goddamned right it is.
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Re: UK Weighted Vest

Postby elmatador » Sat May 26, 2018 10:15 am

Try amazon or ebay. I used to use a backpack or a homemade dip belt, (like Ross' from heavy duty chains (B&Q) and pipe insulation -so have no real recommendations). Also you can use an old jacket and fill the lining with snadbags or ankle weights. I got a load of ankle weights for next to nothing at a car boot sale.

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Re: UK Weighted Vest

Postby Arkann » Sat May 26, 2018 10:48 am

MIR is my favorite. Look for it. They go in different loads up to 120lb..:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MiR-Pro-50Lb ... 0548969152

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Re: UK Weighted Vest

Postby Bagman » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:55 pm

I got mine from Newitts I think the one I got is 87 quid on there now but I think I paid about 50 max about 6 years ago.

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Re: UK Weighted Vest

Postby elmatador » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:48 pm

just got a professionally made one from aldi (10kg ) not bad, bit small for me as I am fat with a 52 inch chest. Still works OK though £17.99.
I looked on amazon/ebay toothey have come down in price a lot.

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Re: UK Weighted Vest

Postby Snaplight » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:12 am

elmatador wrote:just got a professionally made one from aldi (10kg ) not bad, bit small for me as I am fat with a 52 inch chest. Still works OK though £17.99.
I looked on amazon/ebay toothey have come down in price a lot.



Interested that you purchased a weight vest - what do you feel the advantage will be , if you are as you say , already fat??

I don't mind admitting I'm a heavy unit at 6ft and 125 kg ( I wouldn't say fat but i'm big/chesty ) - I have a weight vest but wonder if its the most sane thing for me to do apart from load up my joints with even more stress & strain.

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Re: UK Weighted Vest

Postby elmatador » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:29 am

I have plantar fasicilitis . The doctor cleared me to work upperbody. But it looks bad going to the gym so I needed a substitute for bench presses . I am doing pushups with it. I got 15 on the first set last time out. I just up the sets slightly and use pushup handles and pauses at the bottom nose to the floor etc. I use 5 sets of 10 (well 15 one the first set).
I used an online calculator . You use around 64 % of your bw during a pushup , so adding 10kg worked quite well to get to around 10 reps .
I was using around 7 reps on my first set bench pressing and then 5 on the subsequent sets. So these two weeks will be deload weeks .

Probably slightly heavier vest would work better as a I progress but I plan to be back in work and at the gym within two weeks


To answer the question I think they work well for press ups , the kneeling ab wheel rollouts for heavier guys. Of course you could do pike pushups with a stepladder or chair with a light vest. Bw squats would be good with the vests too or one legged squats. I have been going down on one leg to a low chair and coming back .
How are you getting on with the powertwister?

if you aching consider deloading or even complete rest for a few weeks.

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Re: UK Weighted Vest

Postby Kinglee1984 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:22 pm

Sportdirect had one on their site recently that looked decent and cheap enough

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Re: UK Weighted Vest

Postby Neilbates » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:58 am

If you have a branch of Decathlon near you, they were selling weighted vests. There's one in Newcastle and one in Reading so I'm guessing it's a nationwide chain.


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