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If you want to add weight directly to your torso, do it with a weight vest. For instance, if you feel you can't walk fast enough to get a good workout, wear a weight vest to make walking harder (and burn more calories). This is safer than using ankle or wrist weights, which can strain your joints. If you want to add resistance to exercises like pull-ups or body-weight squats, use a weight vest. The same device can be used to add resistance to cardio or strength training, and to upper or lower body exercises. A little resistance goes a long way, so start light and don't overload your body.