More inches to your vert and a deadly first step. Guaranteed!

I used to love the off-season as a player; it was the time of the year where I was able to dedicate my time to improving my body and my skills. One summer, I went back home to work out with a friend of mine who told me he had a fantastic tool that was gonna help us improve quickly. I did improve really quickly, and this was probably the best off-season work out I’ve ever had.


My friend and I went to the gym every night from 7pm to 11pm to work on our game. I remember the first day. I knocked at my friend’s door to pick him up. He was wearing this jacket that looked like a bullet proof vest. I thought he was crazy. He said “Keep laughing at me, we’ll see what’s up when we get on the court!”

And we did see what’s up that day! Before we started doing our agility drill, my friend put the vest on me. I quickly realized, there was extra weight on it. Then I started doing shuffles on the ladder, up and down the stairs, and then – and it killed me! – burpees. We did this every other day for 2 months.

I quickly realized that my legs had gotten a lot stronger and then I was a lot more explosive. I wish I had brought back the vest to the States with me!

Weight vest benefits

The weight vest will help you add inches to your vert and get a deadly first step.

  • The vest is flexible enough to allow you to do all kinds of move (Agility and basketball moves)
  • It’s easy to add or remove weights
  • Help you become explosive faster (if you do agility drills with it)

How it works

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I used to do burpees and other exercises with the vest. Check my article on agility for more info.


  • You shouldn’t play basketball with the vest – It can hurt your articulations if you’re not careful
  • Shooting with the vest is pretty hard because of the weight on your shoulder – can alter your shooting form.

You should only use the vest to do agility drills

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About The Author


I am a former college, semi-pro, and professional basketball player from Paris, France. I am a FANATIC of basketball (can literally talk about the game for hours!). I decided to write all my basketball thoughts down so I can let my friends speak! My goal is help my team (readers, and followers) become better player/coach by sharing the best tips to improve basketball IQ, skills, athleticism, and motivation.