Thread: Weighted vests
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11-23-2011, 06:13 AM
Gino 14
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Originally Posted by noobman View Post
I've been doing some research into it myself.

From what I've seen, it sounds like a weighted vest can be great for drills. It may alter your centre of gravity while skating, which could hamper your coordination a little bit.

Here's an interesting excerpt from Peter Twist:

I've seen a specialized hockey vest and beyond that a more standard MIR weighted vest which looks like a good general purpose weighted vest that won't interfere with your upper body movement too much.

I also found an interesting weighted belt product from a place called Bronko Hockey. It's designed to fit around your hockey pants at the hips and supposedly gives you the advantages of a weighed vest without altering your centre of gravity, putting your lower back at risk of injury, or impeding movement. It looks like they've filed for a patent as well, so they seem to believe in the product.

Good info, especially about the start and stop and contact aspects. I was wondering about the weight and center of gravity affects but it seems all good from that standpoint.

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