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Weightlifting Gear to Help You Hit Your Weight Loss Goals


    Iron Bull Strength Advanced Squat Pad

    Perform pain-free reps with this ergonomic barbell pad that is made with shock-absorbing, high-density foam for increased durability and comfort. The quick-slip design makes installation on any bar a breeze, while the matte finish reduces slippage, ensuring even weight distribution across the shoulders, thus lessening pain and minimizing the risk of injury. ($45; (Can't get enough of weightlifting? See if you have one of these 12 Telltale Signs You're Seriously Addicted to Lifting.)


    Nike Perforated Wrap Women's Training Gloves

    Shield your hands from forming unsightly callouses while weightlifting by wearing these lightweight, protective fit training gloves. Made with a combination of synthetic leather on the palm and back of the hand and mesh perforations on each finger hole, this sporty set also features an adjustable strap and open back hand. ($25;


    New Balance 711v2 Mesh Trainer Shoes

    Designed for all-day comfort, this versatile training shoe will allow you to properly drive through your heels while weightlifting, thanks to the CUSH+ midsole that offers stable, lightweight cushioning and imprint foam comfort pillows on both the collar and heel, which reduce pressure. The mesh upper of these cute kicks provides maximum breathability, while the Forefoot Flex Grooves allow flexibility, both in and out of the gym. ($80;


    Nike Structured Training Belt

    Available in four sizes to accommodate a range of waist circumferences (from 24 inches to 48 inches), this machine-washable training belt offers fitted, personalized support with its steel roller buckle and hook-and-loop strap for when you're lifting heavy weights. Particularly useful for intermediate and advanced weightlifters, the ergonomically designed belt also features padding for comfort and ventilated back panels for breathability. ($30; (Are you ready to lift some serious weight? Learn why olympic weightlifting is beneficial for you.)


    UA Heat Gear Armour-Engineered Women's Leggings

    Look good while maximizing your performance in these Under Armour compression training leggings that sit right at the hip. They feature lightweight, 4-way stretch construction and a signature moisture transport system to wick away sweat and keep you dry. Available in five sizes, from XS to XL, the anti-microbial technology in these yoga-inspired tights will leave you feeling fresh. ($70;


    Ader Gym Chalk

    A good lift starts with a firm grip, so keep your hands moisture-free, especially when you—and the gym—begin to heat up, with gym chalk. Ideal for use with barbells, free weights, and kettlebells, this 1-pound box contains eight individual 2-ounce blocks of chalk that will last through many weightlifting sessions. ($19;

  • Rep Fitness Bumper Weight Plates

    Safely master the clean and jerk lift technique without stressing the barbell and your gym floor by using these low-bounce bumper weight plates. They can withstand more than 15,000 drops from an 8-foot height, and they're available in 15 different weight amounts, from 10 to 415 pounds. These superiorly designed plates are made of a special rubber formulation to reduce odor and feature steel inserts with hooks to increase durability. ($65;


    New Balance Crop Racerback Sports Bra

    Made of moisture-wicking fabric with NB DRY technology to keep you cool, this crop sports bra with built-in support allows you to show off your form while keeping your weightlifting form. Plus, the strappy racerback design, breathable mesh band at the bust, and media cord tunnel for holding your headphones give this crop personality. ($60; (If you love wearing sports bras with unique styles, "These 10 Strappy Sports Bras All Have Insanely Cute Designs.")

  • BD-11 Valor Athletics Hard Power Rack

    Safely strength train in your own home with this solid steel power rack. It features four chrome adjustable weight bar supports, two squat safety bars, 17 variable positions for bar supports (ranging from 18 inches to 68 inches in height), and a pull-up bar with knurled grips. You'll be able to perform a variety of weight-training techniques, including squats, pull-ups, and presses, during its 5-year guarantee and beyond. ($475;

  • UA Storm Contender Backpack

    Whether you're looking for a comfortable pack for filling with heavy weight or just need a durable gym bag, this one-size-fits-all backpack can hold its own. The Under Armour Storm technology offers water-resistance, while the adjustable, padded shoulder straps offer HeatGear technology for warmth and comfort. Large enough to hold a 15-inch laptop, this sack also features numerous pockets for organization, including two side water bottle pockets. ($80;