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HOW TO USE THE RPT VEST

  1. Begin using the vest with no resistance bars so that you will become accustomed to moving with the vest and your body will be less sensitive to the new garment over time.

  2. The vest can be used for both cardiovascular and neuromuscular programs.

  3. Use the vest for maximum of 30 to 60 minutes at any one time.

  4. Use the vest for one workout per day, every other day (24 hours between vest workouts).

  5. Warm up and cool down without the RPT vest – these are periods reserved for low intensity activity.

  6. Use the vest to practice specific sport and aerobic movements with organized drills – do not use the vest in exhibition events or during league play.

  7. Load the vest in a progressive manner as instructed in each program (see Load Principles and Protocols tab) – resistance applied too quickly will place undue stress on ligaments and tendons.

8. Do not use the vest if you currently have any type of injury or illness.

9. If you have concerns about any part of the vest workout take the manual to your doctor or physiotherapist so that they may write modifications directly on the specific program.

LOADING THE WEIGHT BAR INTO THE WEIGHT PANEL

Make sure when loading the weight bar that you put the flat surface against the body, facing inwards. Each weight panels has an inner lip for safety reasons. Push the weight all the way into the weight panel and pull the lip over the weight bar. When you are looking into the weight panel, you shouldn’t see the weight bar. That means you have loaded it correctly. Make sure you have locked the weight bar into the weight panel correctly to prevent weight bars from falling out.

(SEE LOAD PRINCIPLES AND PROTOCOLS TAB)

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

WHEN PUTTING A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF WEIGHT BARS ON THE LEFT SIDE, YOU SHOULD PUT THE SAME AMOUNT ON THE RIGHT SIDE IN THE SAME PLACE. THIS IS FOR BALANCE, SAFETY AND COMFORT.