Weight Vest for Osteoporosis

Short Vest - One Size: $159.99
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  • The best fitting, thinnest, and most comfortable weighted vest available. The proprietary oversized stretch strapping system holds the vest securely to almost any size torso, while the new patented double-lock system on the belts keeps the vest completely stable. The design allows the vest to expand to accommodate your breathing, even during rigorous exercise. The pocket system distributes the weight uniformly over the chest and allows the soft weights to bend and flex with your movements.
  • The sleek design of this patented vest combines soft Flex-metal™ weights with a wide array of high performance features unmatched by any other weighted vest.
  • Designed to be extremely comfortable for walking and conditioning exercise as well as to fit smoothly and virtually unnoticeable when worn beneath outerwear.
  • This vest meets Dr. Fuhrman’s criteria for distribution and placement of the weights for comfort, balance and weighting the spine for bone strengthening. It is especially suited for women who want to prevent and treat osteopenia and osteoporosis.
  • Incorporates a silver porous polyester shell to reflect the sun’s rays and to allow air to flow freely through the vest. Helps to keep you cooler so you can workout harder.
  • Designed with your safety in mind. In addition to the silver shell, special large reflective banding has been incorporated into the front and back to increase your visibility to traffic in low light.
  • Two conveniently placed front chest pockets for holding an ipod, MP3 player, keys and/or a cell phone in addition to weights.
  • The easiest weighted vest to put on and adjust. The large open v-neck and zipper front make it easy to take on and off. Unlike many other vests it does not need to be lifted over your head and it can be instantly adjusted to the desired fit.
  • Allows freedom of movement. Using one layer of soft Flex–metal weights makes the vest only a ½ inch thick. The sleek design combined with thin flexible padded shoulder straps does not inhibit your movement in any direction.
  • Easy to clean. Hose it off, hand wash or machine wash with the weights removed.
  • Can be worn in the water. The vest is constructed primarily of a fast-dry polyester mesh. The porous design keeps water from collecting and permits the vest to dry quickly.
  • Supplied with 30 (½ lb) Flex–metal™ weights already inserted in a single layer in the vest pockets, but can be adjusted from about 1 lb (by removing weights) to up to 30 lbs (by adding additional ½ lb Flex–metal™ weights in a double layer).
  • Available in two styles — long and short. The long vest holds more weight and is better suited for athletic training and men and women of larger stature.

Long Vest

  • Supplied with 30, ½ lb Flex–metal™ weights in a single layer.
  • Total weight approx. 16 lbs.
  • Adjustable from 1 lb up to 30 lbs by adding additional ½ lb weights.

Short Vest

  • Supplied with 18, ½ lb Flex–metal™ weights in a single layer.
  • Total Weight approx. 10 lbs.
  • Adjustable from 1 lb up to 18 lbs by adding additional ½ lb weights.


This weight vest is the best fitting, thinnest, and most comfortable available.

Research documents the benefits of wearing and exercising using a weighted vest. Women who wore and exercised with the vest were compared to control groups that did not and the difference in bone mass and other indices of hip fracture risk were dramatic.1

1. Snow CM, Shaw JM, Winters KM, Witzke KA. Long-term Exercise Using Weighted Vests Prevents Hip Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2000;55(9):M489-491. Shaw JM Snow CM. Weighted vest exercise improves indices of fall risk in older women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 1998; 53(1):M53-58.

Wearing a weighted vest is excellent protection against osteoporosis. What’s best is that it won’t interfere with your normal routine. It provides weight-bearing exercise without going to the gym. When you wear the vest, you will be improving your overall strength as well as conditioning while you continue to do your normal daily routine. Wear it to go shopping, to clean the house, to pay bills, to cook, as well as to exercise.

Dr. Fuhrman recommends that women start with 5–7 lbs, gradually building up to 15 lbs and wearing the vest about 15 hours per week.

Depending on your fitness level, you can start by wearing 6 lbs of weight or more. Beginners should start by wearing 6 lbs (a total of 12, ½ lb weights). Place 4 weights (2 lbs) in the front middle row pockets, and 8 weights (4 lbs) in the back top row pockets.

Start by wearing the vest one hour per day, 5 days per week and work up to 3 hours per day, 5 days per week.

After wearing the vest with 6 lbs for 5 days, maxing out the number of hours per day, you can add 2 more lbs per week and continue this cycle until all 15 lbs are put in the vest. When you are adding more weights, put them in the pockets that are highest (with the exception of the front zippered pockets—put those weights in last, so they remain available to carry loose items).