At last year’s Fight Summit there was one product that seemed to have everyone buzzing with excitement. There were several resistance band products that were being shown, but one stood out because it was more than just a single band. It was a full body suit with resistance bands connected to your ankles, knees, elbows and hands. It is the Mass Suit.
The Mass Suit is a one-of-a-kind piece of workout equipment designed to help you increase your results faster than any other type of equipment.
I decided to try the Mass Suit out for a variety of experiences. The first was just putting it on and doing a couple of minor exercises. This included pushups, pull ups, short sprints, stairs, squats and punches. People asked how quickly I felt the effects of the suit, and the short answer is immediately.
Doing a pushup was completely different than doing it without the suit on. The downward motion of the pushup was almost forced upon me as the bands wanted to be in the shortest possible position. Pushing up with it on added a good deal of resistance, much like doing pushups with a child on my back or a weighted vest.
Pull ups were by far my favorite exercise as it was the only one that made the exercise easier. Everyone who has gone to a gym has seen the pull up machine where there is a selectable weight stack and it helps to do the pull UP part and you are supposed to go slow down. That’s exactly what the Mass Suit does, but without the crazy machine at home.
Continuing on with regular activities, I helped a friend who was moving load her car with some boxes. I figured, why not try the suit to see what it could really do. I did a test of four boxes with the suit, then four boxes without the suit on. Both sets were about equal weight and there were similar weighted boxes in each set; meaning if the first set had boxes weighing 20lbs, 10lbs, 10lbs, 8lbs, then the second set was close in its boxes also weighed around 20lbs, 10lbs, 10lbs, 8lbs.
I was immediately winded just lifting the first box and getting it down the stairs and into the car. The other three boxes were lighter and thus a bit easier, but it was crazy how much of a workout it was just moving a box from point A to point B. After the four I took the suit off, it was like the world was anew. The next four boxes seemed extremely light compared to the previous four and that was what I had expected.
I also decided to do part of a TapouT XT workout with the suit on. After about 15 minutes, the suit needed to come off. It was just too much with the intensity of the TapouT workout. But it was a great way to step up the intensity level.
There is a downside to the suit and that is figuring out how to get it on correctly. I was given the new suit, but the video and print documentation show images from the older version. It isn’t a big deal as Mass Suit customer service was quick to answer any and all questions I had.
Overall my experiences with the suit were positive and the effects were immediately noticed. The suit is now going to another writer to test it out in other settings and we will have another review of the product.