Thursday, April 24, 2008

45 things to do with a weight vest

This is pretty straight forward. Here is a list of things you can do while wearing a weight vest. I do not recommend do any of these the day before a heavy lower body workout.


  1. Go for a walk.

  2. Play tag with your kids.

  3. Do your whole workout with it on.

  4. Clean your house. You gotta do it anyway, might as well kill two birds with one stone.

  5. Drag the sled

  6. Push or pull the prowler

  7. Farmers walk

  8. Walking lunges

  9. Box jumps

  10. Chin ups

  11. Push your car

  12. Safety squat bar squats (pull it down in front so it sits up higher. Go light for higher reps)

  13. dips

  14. Blast strap push-ups

  15. Kettlebell work

  16. Tire flips

  17. Backward med ball throws

  18. Anything on the ramp

  19. Keg Carries

  20. Sandbag shouldering

  21. Bear crawl

  22. Atlas stones

  23. Fat man rows

  24. Calf Glute Hams

  25. Back raises

  26. Tornado ball

  27. Hit a heavy bag

  28. Hit a speed bag

  29. Sledgehammer swings

  30. Running stadium steps

  31. Hang for time

  32. Barbell complex

  33. Turkish get ups

  34. Burpees

  35. Plank

  36. Side Plank

  37. Ab wheel

  38. Cut your grass

  39. Wash your car

  40. Play basketball

  41. Ride your bike

  42. Rollerblade

  43. Ab work

  44. Shovel snow

  45. Jumping jacks

There you have it. If you have any others you would like to add let me know.

2 comments:

Just a Doc said...

Where would one get a weight vest, and do I need to know anything about posture, etc, before I do things in it? I'm a novice. :)

The Iron Edge said...

Just a doc

If you do not have a weight vest you can pick one up from www.elitefts.com.

Keep your posture normal. Your weight vest will weigh the same on the front and back so it should even. Try not to round your lower back too much if you are bending over. Start with a lighter vest and work up to a heavier one later.