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Old 05-26-2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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do they work?

iam trying to get stronger and increase my vert by jumping and playing ball with it on

will it do more harm then good?
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Chest Weight Vests

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do they work?

iam trying to get stronger and increase my vert by jumping and playing ball with it on

will it do more harm then good?

My friend had one for some kind of thing he was training for. I put it on when we played some basketball one day. It was f*cked up. Just weird feeling. I played about normally, aside from jumping a little less.

I couldn't say whether it would help or hurt. But it was cool to try for a bit.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: Chest Weight Vests

anyone else have some thing to say about this?

trying to see if 40 bucks at target is worth it
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:33 PM   #4
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I want to know more about this, too. It seems like a great way to increase endurance and strength, since I'd think that playing without a vest would seem like a breeze after doing it with the vest on.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:34 PM   #5
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I used to jump rope with a weight vest on. It definitely helped my hops.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:50 PM   #6
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You can play pickup with it on under your shirt and shoot with your offhand. Then freak everyone out when you dramatically take it off at halftime and announce you're not left handed.

Total intimidation.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:52 PM   #7
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Default Re: Chest Weight Vests

It helps. It's just annoying because you will be considerably worse (tire quicker, jump less, sprint slower, etc) but the improvements are dramatic. It's like shooting with a medicine ball and then shooting with a basketball after, big difference.
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:11 AM   #8
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I hear it works, but studies still suggest that plyometrics + strength training is still the most effective way to increase your vertical.
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:21 AM   #9
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Default Re: Chest Weight Vests

I think they are better for you than ankle weights. Which can mess your knees up.

Of course hitting the weight room is going to do more for your vert than a weight vest. All carrying extra weight around is going to do is make your muscles overwork and burn out.
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You can play pickup with it on under your shirt and shoot with your offhand. Then freak everyone out when you dramatically take it off at halftime and announce you're not left handed.

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Try it out for 2-3 months and then just return it to Target. Make sure you keep the original packaging and dont get it too dirty.
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:46 AM   #12
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Default Re: Chest Weight Vests

The important thing is to maintain your normal running/jumping form...

sometimes extra weighted vests or ankle weights, etc can hinder your form and make you slouch or whatever.. maintain your form when wearing the vest and if you cant maintain your form, go lighter on the weight..just like when lifting.. form is the most important.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:19 AM   #13
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I hear it works, but studies still suggest that plyometrics + strength training is still the most effective way to increase your vertical.

That is correct, in order to jump high you need to be working on the type 2a and type 2b muscle fibres. This can be done a lot more effectively by having a weights strengthening program and a plyometrics program.

With these muscle fibres because of the low capillary density and mitochondria they will fatigue quickly (Anaerobic) meaning if you can play a full game of basketball in a weighted vest you probably are not working them as intensively as you would be a plyometrics workout.

Wearing a vest will have added advantages because it will increase the strength in your legs purely because you are heavier. However if you don't already have strong legs I don't advise it. You need to have enough strength to support your weight first.
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