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    Body Armor for Cardio training

    Any ideas on where I can get a reasonably priced body armor just to use to train/walk/jog with in preparation for the physical fitness test?

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    phantasm is offline Corporal
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    Just get a weighted vest approximately 10 lbs, and a 10 lb belt.

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    dont waste your money...you dont need that to train in. just run. good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tapout View Post
    dont waste your money...you dont need that to train in. just run. good luck.
    What he said


    If you really feel you need to, get a weighted vest from a fitness supply store.

    I wouldn't imagine they cost anywhere near the price of regular body armor...used or unused.
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    Just run. Last time I checked no one runs a physical fitness test with a vest on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanna_b_trooper View Post
    Any ideas on where I can get a reasonably priced body armor just to use to train/walk/jog with in preparation for the physical fitness test?
    My suggestion to find better neighborhoods where you don't need to wear body armor while you run.

    "Stupid should hurt."

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    Get the weight vest, but if you do want to go w/the ballistic vest, then check eBay.

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    Even if you end up with some department's 20 year old crap you're going to be wasting money better spent elsewhere.
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    Yeah, you dont really need it. If you are hell-bent on the idea...find yourself an A.L.I.C.E. pack off ebay or military surplus stores, throw in 10-15kgs of rice and find a bunch stairs at a sports ground or similar.
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    Backpack and a brick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoestring View Post
    Backpack and a brick
    Make that several bricks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal View Post
    My suggestion to find better neighborhoods where you don't need to wear body armor while you run.
    Now THAT was damned funny. Thanks for all the suggestions.


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    You can get weight vests at WalMart for not too much.

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    Worry about passing the test and then if you get hired by a department worry about running with gear. Of course when everything is pumping you won't notice the weight of the gear.

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    When we were in the Academy everyone had to buy a pack and 2 5lb bags of sugar which we did PT with..Upon graduation, in protest everyone used the sugar to bake cookies.

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    gain 20lbs then run it off, that would help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro56 View Post
    Just run. Last time I checked no one runs a physical fitness test with a vest on.
    We didn't do a PT test in it, but oh did we run in that crap a time or two. I recall a 5 mile run in full duty gear (duty belt, pants, boots, vest, uniform shirt, etc). That sucked.

    But, like everyone else said... don't waste the money. Just wrap yourself in sweaty shrink wrap, throw 5 lbs of weight over your shoulders, and start running

    If your academy is as sadistic as ours pretends to be sometimes, you'll have plenty of time for that crap once you are hired!

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    20 bucks at walmart will net you a 20 pound weighted vest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coloradocop View Post
    Just wrap yourself in sweaty shrink wrap,
    Would that be used shrink wrap?

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    We did the obstacle course in gear, but running was t-shirt and shorts.

    Throw some sand in a backpack and cinch it up before you run.

 

 
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