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Old 06-11-09, 09:58 AM  
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I looked at the Walmart site but couldn't find a 12lb weighted vest. Does someone have a link?

Another idea for adding weight to your lower body work is to gain 20lbs--this option is a lot more fun than spending money at Walmart

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Old 06-11-09, 10:05 AM  
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You can go on the Altus website and get the exact Cathe vest in 12 pounds . It is the identical vest as the 10 pound one.
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Old 06-11-09, 11:34 AM  
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Maria You made me laugh because I am always thinking that. Why buy a vest I can just gain ten lbs! Very funny.
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Old 06-11-09, 12:22 PM  
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Thanks, this helps alot because I was looking at this vest this past weekend and wondering how similar it is to Cathe's. I recall it being around $35 for 12 pounds.
Great! I think that's what I paid for it a couple of months ago.

Maria, that's a hoot, lol! Well, I've already tried that route and it's alot easier to unbuckle the vest than loose the 10 lbs!!!!

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Old 06-11-09, 12:40 PM  
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I looked at the Walmart site but couldn't find a 12lb weighted vest. Does someone have a link?

Another idea for adding weight to your lower body work is to gain 20lbs--this option is a lot more fun than spending money at Walmart

Maria
I think you have to go to Walmart (store not online) and get the 12lb pound weighted vest. That's where I got mine. It is by Gold's Gym but looks exactly like Cathes vest.
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Old 06-11-09, 01:07 PM  
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Best deal I've seen for the Cathe vest is $36.06 at Amazon--
http://www.amazon.com/Fitness-by-Cat...4742697&sr=8-1
Better price than Wal-mart since you don't have shipping or sales tax.

I have the Cathe vest, and found it perfect for lower body work in CLX. My heaviest dumbbells are 25lbs. so with the 10 lb vest + a 7.5lb improvised ankle weight belt, I got almost 18lb more.

However, I would find it a bit uncomfortable for extended walking. I would also feel self conscious wearing it outside, looking like I'm in blue armor! But I remember wearing it for a Leslie, and had to take it off due to discomfort when bouncing. I would not wear it for LowMax. Maybe if the center of gravity of the weight were lower, I could use it for low impact, like those neoprene weighted shorts I've seen (very expensive though).
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Old 06-11-09, 08:47 PM  
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Best deal I've seen for the Cathe vest is $36.06 at Amazon--
http://www.amazon.com/Fitness-by-Cat...4742697&sr=8-1
Better price than Wal-mart since you don't have shipping or sales tax.
Shipping is free through Wal-Mart if you have it shipped to a store and then pick it up. I don't remember paying sales tax either but I could be wrong on that.
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Old 06-12-09, 04:41 AM  
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How is the fit of this vest? Most reviewers really like it, but I read one review on Cathe's website that said it fit too loosely. Would it be a snug enough fit for a person with a narrow upper body?
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Old 06-12-09, 06:13 AM  
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I don't have this vest (but I have others).

The most comfy (and cheap!) option, I've found, is to strap two ankle weights together around my waist. They have to have velcro-and-loop closures to do so, but most come that way.

I've managed to add-on 20 lbs that way (two, 10-lb ankle weights) but it was a bit bulky. Two, five-lb weights (for a total of 10 lbs.) was very comfy for me. I had to add a length of velcro, however. You can get it as snug as you want, and it doesn't move.
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Old 06-12-09, 06:35 AM  
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I don't have this vest (but I have others).

The most comfy (and cheap!) option, I've found, is to strap two ankle weights together around my waist. They have to have velcro-and-loop closures to do so, but most come that way.

I've managed to add-on 20 lbs that way (two, 10-lb ankle weights) but it was a bit bulky. Two, five-lb weights (for a total of 10 lbs.) was very comfy for me. I had to add a length of velcro, however. You can get it as snug as you want, and it doesn't move.
This is a great idea, I'll try it!
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