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Two Equipment Questions

This is a discussion on Two Equipment Questions within the Open Discussion forums, part of the Cathe Friedrich Fitness Forums category;; Hi everyone I'm thinking about getting a weighted vest. Is the one Cathe sells high quality, decent fit for females? ...

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Old 02-05-2013, 03:51 PM
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Hi everyone

I'm thinking about getting a weighted vest. Is the one Cathe sells high quality, decent fit for females? Any other recommendations. I have a petite but fairly muscular frame.

Also, the slanted risers. I've found some on Amazon but was surprised by the price. Are they worth the purchase? Any other sources than those I found on Amazon?

Thanks for all responses and suggestions!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:38 PM
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I found Cathe's weighted vest for less than 1/2 the price at Ross about a year ago. I don't know if they are still selling, but it was a great deal!

I'd like to get some slanted risers, too. I still just slant the step on my regular ones and put weights at the bottom to keep it from slipping.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:53 PM
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Hi Swimmer! I have Cathe's 12lb weighted vest and her 20lb weighted vest (I think the 20lb vest is adjustable, but I always keep it at 20lbs). I never use the 12lb vest, but I use the 20lb vest quite frequently. I guess if you want to lift heavy heavy, you might want to find a heavier vest, but the 20lb works great for me and is high quality. I think I've had it for at least 2 years.

As far as the slanted risers go---are you planning on doing STS? IMO the slanted risers are must-haves if you are planning on doing STS. Unless you have a traditional weight bench, I personally would find it a safety issue to lift some of the Meso 3 weights on a step bench resting on regular risers. I have also used the slanted risers for some other instructor's DVDs (like Amy Bento), but honestly I mainly use them for STS and for pregnancy, when I can no longer lie flat on my back. I really don't use them for anything else. So, unless you are going to do STS (or maybe going to have a baby ), the slanted risers probably aren't worth it. Just my two cents.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:08 AM
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As far as the slanted risers go---are you planning on doing STS? IMO the slanted risers are must-haves if you are planning on doing STS. Unless you have a traditional weight bench, I personally would find it a safety issue to lift some of the Meso 3 weights on a step bench resting on regular risers. I have also used the slanted risers for some other instructor's DVDs (like Amy Bento), but honestly I mainly use them for STS and for pregnancy, when I can no longer lie flat on my back. I really don't use them for anything else. So, unless you are going to do STS (or maybe going to have a baby ), the slanted risers probably aren't worth it. Just my two cents.
Thanks to you and to LovingLife for the vest info. That's a great tip on useing a weight to keep the bench from slipping!

My husband got me STS, XTrain, and 4-day Split for my 50th birthday (this past Wednesday)!! I liked them better than the watch he also got me, but that's our secret, ok? Yep, I prefer not having to schlep down to the dungeon (basement) to use my weight bench, which is why I was asking about the risers. I ended up ordering them from Amazon, actually.
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Do you have Tuesday Morning in your area? I'm in the Chicagoland area and noticed Cathe's weighted vest there last summer (didn't buy it). I think it was about $20.
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