Murph is coming up and the question comes up often: weight vest or no weight vest?
Here are some brief thoughts:
Weight Vest IF:
- You’ve completed Murph before being strict with your standards of chin clearly reaching above the bar on your pull-ups, chest clearly touching the ground without worming on your push-ups and full range-of-motion air squats.
- You plan on completing the training plan using a weight vest.
- You hold yourself to the HIGHEST movement standards.
- You want to complete Murph with a weight vest.
No Weight Vest IF:
- You’ve never done solo Murph before.
- Have not yet mastered the above-mentioned standards.
- Have not built a large volume of pull-ups, push-ups, air squats, and running.
- You are completing Murph on a team.
Weight Vest Options:
If you are like me and you don’t want to share sweat with everyone else and you plan on using a weight vest, investing in your own is a good idea. If this is something you’re looking into here are a few vest at different price points that will all do the trick:
Less Than $80: Cross101
Less Than $130: Condor Sentry Plate Carrier
*There is a way to pair up and buy this with a buddy to make it a little cheaper. If you are going this route, just ask me and I’ll show you how (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More Than $200: 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier
Select vest color and weight (14# or 20#).