Many people who have an affinity for performance art and working out have found they can combine both things by being a professional wrestler, but for the budding wrestler, which professional wrestling gear is essential for beginners? Obviously, depending on what kind of character you want to portray, the types of designs and material would differ, but this will cover the basic items every wrestler needs.
- Boots. The most important thing a wrestler can have is his boots. This is the one area you really don't want to skimp on. A cheap pair of boots or wrestling shoes can lead to all kinds of foot and ankle problems, especially considering how much impact your feet and joints will be taking during training. A good pair of boots can even give you an inch or two of height, which can make you seem more imposing or even better suited to your character.
- Tights. When it comes to wrestling tights, you have tons of style options. From baggy shorts to basic long tights, anything that can fit your wrestling style or imagination is possible. More important than your style is comfort. You'll want something that will keep you cool, as it is very easy to overheat and get "blown up" easier.
- Padding. You'll also want to protect your weak points. If you have bad knees or ankles, or even just want to make sure you don't get bad knees or ankles, appropriate protection like elbow pads or joint supports and braces can help keep you healthy.
- Accessories. Outside of the above mentioned items, anything else you can think of is probably possible. Whether you want to wear a mask like your favorite luchador or elaborate kickpads and feather boas, the wrestling world is your spandex covered oyster!