Five things you need to level up your weight training sessions

The right gear can make a big difference (Picture: Getty/

Trying to get back to weight-lifting but not sure where to start?

Here are five essential bits of kit that can get you lifting heavy in no time.

From extra grippy trainers to a super smart dumbell, these will help you be on your way to the heavy weights in no time.

JaxJox Dumbbell Connect

Keep on track

The digital JaxJox Dumbbell Connect allows you to increase or decrease weight (from 3.6kg – 22.6kg) using the LCD display screen or via your smartphone.

You can also log and track your workout and link to other fitness trackers.

Buy it for £499.99 from JaxJox.

Under Armour’s TriBase Reign 3 trainers

Get a grip

Supporting through every lift and rep, Under Armour’s TriBase Reign 3 trainers use Micro G foam technology for stability and grip on the floor, while a full rubber outsole wraps up the side for added resistance.

Buy it for £73.97 from Under Armour.

Pulseroll Vibrating Classic Roller

Roll with it

Make sure you’re ready for the after-burn with this Pulseroll Vibrating Classic Roller.

The vibration technology has been shown to increase blood flow and oxygen to muscles by 22%.

Buy it for £100 from Lloyds Pharmacy.

Whale Of A Time Octavia Leggings

At a strech (Picture: First in Retail Ltd)

Designed for low-impact activities, Whale Of A Time Octavia Leggings are squat-proof and super stretchy for maximum comfort and ease of movement.

Buy it for £45 from Whale Of A Time Clothing.

Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell

Dial it up

Another awesome piece of weight training kit, this Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell combines six different kettlebells in one.

Choose from 3.5kg to 18kg with a simple dial to easily change between weights.

Buy it for £199 from Fitness Superstore.

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