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Old 12-03-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
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Default Weight Vest vs. Strength Shoes

If anyone knows a cheap source for either of these things please tell me.

Also, if anyone has a perspective on which one is better, please discuss.

Or.... if anyone has a plyos program online link or something, thanks alot.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Weight Vest vs. Strength Shoes

don't use weight vests unless you have stopped growing.. it can **** up your back badly. I know a dude who was a basketball prodigy, got into the U18 team, was doing amazing shit(triple doubles in european rules games), suddenly at 19 he got severe back spasms thanks to his previous heavy use of 10-15 kg vests(thats 22-35 lbs) and he needs special treatment before every game now, his nba dreams are up in smoke and he plays our shitty domestic league
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Default Re: Weight Vest vs. Strength Shoes

I will go the other way and say that vests are much safer than the shoes. That said, no matter what you use, you need to be smart about it. i don't know your current status, and don't care to, but traditional work int he weight room beats both, along with playing hoops and proper recovery.

If you use the vest, don't overload with weights, I would suggest maybe 5% of your body weight (so if you are 200 pounds, 10 pounds of extra weight in the vest for plyometric use. you could load up slightly more for non-explosive work, maybe 10%. I would use a vest that keeps the weight near the body's center of gravity, don't want it too high on the back, or overloaded to front or posteriorly.

I like the concept of strength shoes, but the force overload on the tendons is severe. If one is smart about it, they may get away with it. I used them when they first came out 20 years ago and it may have helped a little, but i developed severe cramping (not very often) during games. Good luck.
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Default Re: Weight Vest vs. Strength Shoes

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I will go the other way and say that vests are much safer than the shoes. That said, no matter what you use, you need to be smart about it. i don't know your current status, and don't care to, but traditional work int he weight room beats both, along with playing hoops and proper recovery.

If you use the vest, don't overload with weights, I would suggest maybe 5% of your body weight (so if you are 200 pounds, 10 pounds of extra weight in the vest for plyometric use. you could load up slightly more for non-explosive work, maybe 10%. I would use a vest that keeps the weight near the body's center of gravity, don't want it too high on the back, or overloaded to front or posteriorly.

I like the concept of strength shoes, but the force overload on the tendons is severe. If one is smart about it, they may get away with it. I used them when they first came out 20 years ago and it may have helped a little, but i developed severe cramping (not very often) during games. Good luck.

thorough stuff man, thanks alot.
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