Leg day doesn’t come around often for most but if you’re into your leg training you will understand the importance of leg day gear. Training legs usually consists of heavy squats, lunges, leg press and some other big lifts. These lifts put a lot of strain on your lower back, knees and the entire lower body. It’s important to understand the technique behind the squat before even looking at buying leg day essentials but this guide assumes you are past that point. Here’s a list of the things you need for leg day, I guarantee it will make leg day more enjoyable and will improve your lifts dramatically over a few weeks.
Weight Lifting Shoes
Weight lifting shoes help, A LOT. The concept behind them is to elevate the heel so that you can reach depth far easier than if you were wearing flat shoes. The shoes are also very sturdy and usually quite heavy. This not only makes you feel comfortable but it literally clamps your feet to the floor, this comes in useful when you’re really struggling on that final rep, the shoes help keep balance. Nike Romaleos 2 are recommended even though they are a bit pricey. Using just weight lifting shoes can add 10kg to your squat immediately.