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    The advice on wearing a weighted vest is terrible.

    There's no good reason to do that to your joints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp7178 View Post
    The advice on wearing a weighted vest is terrible.

    There's no good reason to do that to your joints.
    The purpose of the vest is explained and if used as advocated, does not add unnecessary stress to the joints.
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    I'm sure you're trying to get clicks on the link so I won't quote it. It absolutely adds unnecessary stress to joints. How can a weighted vest, which according to the article would be between 30lbs and 50lbs, not? Its ridiculous to take the position that it doesn't add joint stress. There are MUCH better ways to gain strength and endurance. If someone is 50lbs overweight isn't that extra stress on their joints? So with police officers, many of whom are overweight, adding more weight to them isn't sound practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp7178 View Post
    I'm sure you're trying to get clicks on the link so I won't quote it. It absolutely adds unnecessary stress to joints. How can a weighted vest, which according to the article would be between 30lbs and 50lbs, not? Its ridiculous to take the position that it doesn't add joint stress. There are MUCH better ways to gain strength and endurance. If someone is 50lbs overweight isn't that extra stress on their joints? So with police officers, many of whom are overweight, adding more weight to them isn't sound practice.
    Read carefully, I said unnecessary stress to the joints. Picking up a mug coffee, technically adds stress to the joints. Two, it's about improving work capacity vs strength per se. As always, how it's applied, when, and why is what matters there. Improving work capacity in responses the weight carried on the job, can reduce injuries and improve work capacity for the job.

    LEOs following such programs are unlikely to be 50lbs overweight. An obese LEO is another matter and topic.

    Finally, I don't own Police Magazine so clicks there don't impact me one way or another. Deputy Richtmyer and I wanted to get some info out to patrol LE that we felt would be of value to improve outcomes to patrol LEOs.

    Feel free to submit your own articles if you feel you have info that will benefit them.
    Last edited by WillBrink; 04-07-19 at 07:45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    If one has time to add the cardio, all good, but emphasizing cardio over say what's covered in the article, will be sub optimal in our view.
    True. But everyone can make 20mins. And if you're willing to push hard enough, 20mins can be a heckuva workout.

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