Transforming your life is no easy feet and you cannot do it on tired feet. When I started my fitness journey one year ago, I had no idea of the importance of investing in good active wear. I recently purchased my first pair of Athletic Propulsion Lab Shoes, for those in the know it’s just APL shoes. These training shoes could be considered luxury but for those serious about upping their athletic performance these shoes are essentials. After testing my APLs in several legendary leg workouts, I can say with full confidence that my performance has greatly improved since using these training shoes.
Some background on my athletic prowess, I am not a professional athlete or certified trainer. However, I have found that certain workout programs and styles do overall work well in attaining certain goals. In this post I’ll talk about my leg/booty/lower body routine that I’ve seen real results in. Whether you want to strengthen or tone your lower body, this is my routine and my review of my brand-new APL Men’s TechLoom Wave shoes (for reference, I am a size 9 US and have the color Pristine/Silver Travertine/Marble).
For those unfamiliar with APL, here’s a brief summary of the brand taken from their website. “Based in Los Angeles, APL (Athletic Propulsion Labs®) was founded in March 2009, by then 22 year-old identical twins Adam and Ryan Goldston. As former two sport collegiate athletes, playing both basketball and football at the University of Southern California, Adam and Ryan created APL; a company that makes revolutionary products symbolizing the intersection of luxury and performance” (APL website). I first discovered this brand the same way many others have – via fitness and lifestyle influencers on Instagram.
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I bought my pair in person at company’s boutique at The Grove and I received a great discount. (APL often has good discounts so it’s always worth asking in-person.) If you’re interested in investing in a pair, I recommend go with your true size. The shoes will run a little tight. But because of it’s innovative weaving it won’t be uncomfortable when training. The style I bought is the TechLoom Wave. This APL shoe style is technically one of their running shoes. However, in my experience it offered me great support in both HIIT workouts and in strength training. Whether I’m jumping into a burpee or kneeing into a squat, this shoe has absorbed impact and lessened the strain on my body.
After a car accident I suffered back in February 2019 my athletic performance suffered. I started at 0 when I returned back to fitness. Where my lower body used to my strongest muscle group, it became my weakest. But since training with my APL’s, I genuinely have felt comfortable in working out with weights again. While APL shoes have a hefty price, I think that you’re investing in quality. And after the workouts my trainers have put me through, I guarantee that these shoes can endure it all. In case your curious, below is the legendary lower body workout that I cannot swear enough by:
Legendary Lower Body HIIT Workout
Author William Samayoa
Marketer by profession and storyteller by passion. L.A. raised, proud Latino, and pop culture enthusiast.