Being a veteran, I was facing an issue which seemed to be more common than not. With no longer being on active duty, dealing with “regular” jobs and schedules, it’s been hard to keep a steady workout routine and diet. When you’re not forced to stay in good shape for your work, it’s very easy to slip up and get complacent. Being consistent with eating healthy and hitting the gym everyday, while dealing with the stresses that civilian life brings, takes some serious discipline and hard work to keep a decent physique. Also, with getting older and not having your metabolism be how it use to be, it makes it even more important to stay on top of your game. I don’t know how some people do it once you add a wife and kids to the mix.

When it comes to training, I was looking for something that was going to make my workouts a little more enjoyable. I had been sticking to my typical weight lifting routine and things were getting extremely redundant. I found myself spending way too much time in the gym without getting much done, let alone the results I was looking for. When you have more of a variety to change things up a bit, you can have a little more fun.

Well, my prayers were answered and I was able to get the change I was looking for. I had the privilege of testing out the MASS Suit from Juke Performance. The MASS Suit is a training vest that is equipped with multiple resistance bands that connect to both your arms and legs, with attachments to your ankles, back of your knees, elbows and wrists. With each body movement, it’s designed to provide constant full body strength and conditioning. It’s also meant to minimize injury while maximizing the benefits to your body. It is perfect for athletes who are looking to step up their training and explosiveness, or for the average guy who’s looking to increase their performance.

Once you can get past looking a little goofy in the gym wearing this, you’re all set. The second you put it on, you immediately feel the tension from the bands and just standing still takes effort. With the resistance you get, it takes away the need to use heavy weights, so keeping it light works just fine. What’s great about this gear is that you don’t need a gym membership to use it. It’s great for bodyweight exercises that you can do at home or at a park, and it certainly doesn’t take long to build up a sweat and elevate the heart rate. For those who may be on the fence about joining a gym, or currently throw away hundreds of dollars a year on memberships they hardly use, you can grab one of these suits for the price of a yearly gym membership (on the low end). As for me, I took it out on the turf.

I quickly discovered that every exercise I did was much harder than they normally are. Depending on the movements, the MASS Suit will have more tension on different body parts, but overall provide a full body workout. Like I said before, I was using a lot less weight than I normally do, but the experience was more difficult. After only 30 minutes of sled pushes, tire flips, sledgehammer slams, kettle swings, clean and press, burpees and box jumps, I was completely smoked. My heart felt like it was going to pound right out of my chest. I knew it was going to be intense, but it was still more physically demanding than I expected.

Overall, I can’t wait to add this to my weekly routine. Again, being a man that likes variety in the gym, 3 days a week of wearing this will be just enough for me. I’m eager to see the type of results that will come from using the MASS Suit. A few things to note: there was a small amount of chaffing with the knee straps. I believe Juke Performance does have different attachments to choose from and as well as different bands you can buy to change the level of resistance. Secondly, with the constant tension, the shoulder straps from the vest started to hurt my joints a little bit, so I recommend taking a seat in between sets or completely kneel down to relieve the stress on your shoulders. I also have had many shoulder injuries throughout my time in the military, so that might not be an issue for everyone.

Suffice it to say, Juke Performance not only exceeded my expectations with this product, but introduced me to a completely new style of fitness. You can’t argue with a more intense workout, increased heart rate, increased fat burn, increased calorie burn all in less time. A huge thank you to Spotter Up Tactical for introducing me to the products Juke Performance has to offer and for helping me find that new outlet to reaching my fitness goals.

The suit comes in three versions:

Mass Suit Elite Series: Mobile resistance training suit with extra accessories in platinum color. $289.00

    • Mass Suit Apparatus includes:
    • 2 Knee Straps
    • 2 Over The Shoe Straps
    • 2 Hand Grips
      • Additional items:
      • 1 Mass Suit Sports Bag
      • 2 Gold Arm Bands (Heavy Strength)
      • 2 Silver Knee Bands (Medium Strength)
      • 4 (2 Silver, 2 Gold) Leg Bands (Medium & Heavy Strength)

Mass Suit Pro Series: Mobile resistance training suit with extra accessories and O2 Trainer. In platinum color. Made for the Professionals. $349.00

    • Mass Suit Apparatus includes:
    • 2 Elbow Sleeves
    • 2 Knee Straps
    • 2 All Purpose Booties
    • 2 Over The Shoe Straps
    • 2 Hand Grips
    • 2 Wrist Straps
      • Additional items:
      • 1 O2 Trainer
      • 1 Mass Suit Sports Bag
      • 2 Silver Elbow Bands (Medium Strength)
      • 4 Gold Arm Bands (Heavy Strength)
      • 2 Silver Knee Bands (Medium Strength)
      • 4 (2 Silver 2 Red) Leg Bands (Medium & Heavy Strength)

Mass Suit Speed Series: Full speed training gear including the MASS Suit, speed ladder and agility cones plus more. $379.00

Mass Suit Apparatus includes:

  • 2 Knee Straps
  • 2 Over The Shoe Straps
  • 2 Hand Grips
  • 2 Wrist Straps

Additional items:

  • 1 Mass Suit Sports Bag
  • 4 Gold Arm Bands (Heavy Strength)
  • 2 Silver Knee Bands (Medium Strength)
  • 4 (2 Silver, 2 Gold) Leg Bands (Medium & Heavy Strength)

Speed Items Included:

  • Ladders and Ladder drills (21 Drills, FREE) 32 Feet
  • 6 Cone Set and Cone drills (21 Drills, FREE) 7 inches tall

Material Disclosure

I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.

*The views and opinions expressed on this website are solely those of the original authors and contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of Spotter Up Magazine, the administrative staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site.

Perry Yee

As a U.S. Navy SEAL Operator, Perry Yee spent over four years participating in Close Quarters Defense and weapons training. After completing more than three years in leadership, training, and management of projects as an operator, his expertise in identifying problem areas and initiating corrective action developed and refined into shareable skills. His background in this field led him toward a goal of assisting the public in personal protection, tactics, and one-on-one firearms training. During his service, he was awarded the Navy/Marine Corp Commendation medal with a combat “V”, Army Commendation Medal with a combat “V” and the Combat Action ribbon for superior performance in combat missions in Afghanistan.

Perry is the CEO/Founder of Active Valor. Active Valor is a 501(c)(3) combat veteran run nonprofit organization dedicated to successfully engaging veterans in civilian life through creating programs that are specifically designed to combat the physical, mental, and emotional roadblocks that can occur after discharging from the military.

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As a U.S. Navy SEAL Operator, Perry Yee spent over four years participating in Close Quarters Defense and weapons training. After completing more than three years in leadership, training, and management of projects as an operator, his expertise in identifying problem areas and initiating corrective action developed and refined into shareable skills. His background in this field led him toward a goal of assisting the public in personal protection, tactics, and one-on-one firearms training. During his service, he was awarded the Navy/Marine Corp Commendation medal with a combat “V”, Army Commendation Medal with a combat “V” and the Combat Action ribbon for superior performance in combat missions in Afghanistan. Perry is the CEO/Founder of Active Valor. Active Valor is a 501(c)(3) combat veteran run nonprofit organization dedicated to successfully engaging veterans in civilian life through creating programs that are specifically designed to combat the physical, mental, and emotional roadblocks that can occur after discharging from the military

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