Weight Vests

The 2 BEST weighted vests for 2021 (in the UK!)

The 2 BEST weighted vests for 2021 (in the UK!)

Looking to feed my gym equipment buying habit, I have been feverishly researching weighted vests (and I have since bought one, used it a ton and reviewed it here!) I love training with barbells – but sometimes it is good to have OPTIONS, and I found myself keen to do weighted exercises (mainly pull-ups initially) without a dip belt constantly digging in to me. So I’ve pulled together this blog post to share what I’ve learned about weight vests – and answer the most important question (of course!) – what is the best weight vest to buy in the UK? …

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Wearing a weighted vest ALL DAY: I tried it!

Wearing a weighted vest ALL DAY: I tried it!

Having bought a Bulldog weighted vest recently I’ve been looking for different ways to incorporate it in to my training. Mainly just to play with the latest toy, but also to see just how versatile a weighted vest like that really is. One recurring topic across Reddit and various other fitness forums is around the benefits of wearing a weighted vest all day. Should you do it? Shouldn’t you? And, for me right now, perhaps the most important question – does it help us lose weight? Well let us find out now! At a glance… Wearing a weight vest all …

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Bulldog Gear Weighted Vest Review

Bulldog Gear 20kg Weight Vest Review: AWESOME(ish)

As we entered a new year I was keen to add some new challenges to my agenda – mainly in two areas I have generally been pretty inconsistent in training: running, and calisthenics. And what better way to try and train them BOTH than by adding a nice, shiny (metaphorically in this case!) bit of kit to the home gym. A Bulldog Gear 20kg weighted vest has found its way in to my online basket and has burned a premium priced, vest-shaped hole in my bank account. This is my review of the 20kg weight vest – and not to …

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Weighted vest vs dip belt

Weighted vest vs dip belt: one CLEAR winner

Should I buy a weighted vest or a dip belt? A question almost as impactful and timeless as ‘what is the meaning of life’… Maybe I have over-sold this… 🙂 In all seriousness when deciding whether a weighted vest or a dip belt is the best option for you it’s worth remembering that BOTH are excellent tools – and the right one for ME may not be the right one for YOU.  That said, for a general trainee interested in looking jacked and being pretty fit overall I think there is ONE clear winner. At a glance… A weighted vest …

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Running with a weight vest: Good or bad?

7 reasons why running with a weight vest is BAD for you

A super-common question that I get asked by friends is what weight vest should they buy, how should they use it and is it good or bad to run with one on. Something about a wearable weight seems to be much friendlier to the novice than a barbell or dumbbell so I’ve been asked this a ton of times – even by my own mother! So let’s take a look at the infamous weight vest and establish once and for all – is it good or bad to run with one on? At a glance… Running with a weight vest is not the best way to …

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