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20kg Power Vest - Black
The Power Vest is a simple piece of equipment with a host of sophisticated applications.
Vests are a convenient and functional way to increase the load during a cardio-vascular exercise like running. Additional weight means more calories burned because your body has to work harder to support the extra weight. In the same way, Power Vests are the best way to load plyometrics and agility drills because they both increase your workload and force you to work harder during deceleration.
The Power Vest is the best way to load a body-weight exercise because the weight is more proximal and is firmly secured around the torso. During a chin-up, for example, your path through the movement is ‘truer’ than it is with a weight hanging between your legs. This will provide a better carry-over to a bodyweight chin because the movement pattern remains identical.
Vests are also very useful for exercises where you privilege one body part over another. Take the overhead squat, for example. The total load is not limited by your leg strength, but by the total load you are able to hold over your head. By strapping on a Power Vest, you can increase the load being driven by your legs while not having to increase the weight you have to stabilize overhead. Farmer’s Walks are another example where the load is limited by grip strength, rather than the capacity of your legs to shift it.
While it sounds like a great, versatile piece of equipment, a good quality vest is very difficult to find. Weighted vests tend to fail in two respects; they either don’t hold their shape very well, or they don’t stick to yours. As a result, you have the distraction of an unstable load that has a tendency to interfere with your movement.
The Iron Edge Power Vest does not utilise any elastic parts whatsoever. This Vest is a rugged, durable device with a fully-adjustable strap to ensure it fits exactly to your torso. We guarantee that it won’t slop or sag, regardless of whether you’re running stairs, doing burpees or even bear crawling. The Vest is weighted with 1.1kg weights, each of which is secured snugly into its own Velcro pocket. There are 9 pockets on the front and 9 on the back to ensure even distribution. You can quickly and easily load or unload the vest to suit your needs.
1. Peace of Mind
With over 200,000 satisfied customers, Iron Edge is Australia's No.1 high performance strength training brand. We've been fitting out elite high performance gyms for the likes of Collingwood Football Club and the Australian Defence Forces for years. We know what you need and what you don't. Our products are constantly being tried, tested and improved to be the best they can be. And we stand behind them accordingly.
2. Product Range
Iron Edge has one of the biggest ranges of high performance training equipment available in Australia. From Nike Romaleos weightlifting shoes, through to kettlebells, Power Bands and weightlifting equipment. In all we stock 100’s of different products at our warehouse facility in Melbourne so you'll always be able to get what you want and, most importantly, when you need it. That's why Iron Edge is the choice of Australia's best athletes, coaches and gyms. And why anything else is just compromise.
At Iron Edge we employ experienced and qualified engineers to design, test and then source the best manufacturers of all our equipment. Up until 2017 we manufactured in-house, but market pressures forced us to move manufacturing overseas. However we weren’t going to compromise on the quality and structural integrity of our products, so after rigorous research, we’ve been able to partner with some of the industry’s best and most experienced equipment manufacturers. In many ways they are more advanced and sophisticated than our in-house work shop, so you can be assured that the quality of all our products meet the same high standards and are worthy of the Iron Edge brand.
When you promise 'serious training' you have to back it up. Fortunately we do, drawing on our extensive experience dealing with Australia's best coaches, athletes, sports scientists and exercise physiologists. It's enabled Iron Edge to be one of Australia's leading authorities in high performance strength training- and with an educational arm of the business comprised of over ten certified courses launching soon, we plan on increasing the industry standard across the board.
5. No 'BS' Guarantee
We don't just say our products are the best available. We back it up with an industry leading guarantee. That means if your Iron Edge equipment is faulty or fails to deliver on its promise we will replace it. Conditions do apply.
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7. Daily Dispatch
Most orders will ship from our warehouse SAME DAY (Monday- Friday) if place before 11am.
Though larger palletised orders are likely to take longer.
Details on Australia wide delivery times can be found on our Shipping Information page