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Old 10-23-2011, 09:10 AM   #1
Paul Victor French
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Knee Sleeves

Hey, I was wondering if anyone hear uses knee sleeves on a regular basis when doing leg intensive workouts. If so have you noticed a difference at all? What brand did you use?

http://www.tommiecopper.com/product/...ression-sleeve

This one stood out at me as a good purchase but I don't know for sure. Any ideas.

At the games I noticed a few crossfitters wearing them (notably Ben Smith) but I couldn't get a read on what brands they were using, any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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Re: Knee Sleeves

Rehband are probably the most popular in both power lifting (for federation that don't allow wraps) and Olympic lifting. Order from a site that has the correct sizing information. You take a measurement to get the correct size. Sold in cm.

Hard to tell from the picture on the link you posted but you want 5mm or 7mm neoprene.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:07 AM   #3
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Re: Knee Sleeves

I have a pair of Tommy Kono sleeves that I love for squatting. Haven't used them for anything else yet.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:12 AM   #4
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Re: Knee Sleeves

I use the TK's for squatting but not for metcons. I feel like they help keep them warm in between sets which wouldn't really be an issue during metcons.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:15 PM   #5
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Re: Knee Sleeves

Rehband.

Kono's knee sleeves are ok but less durable, i tore through mine pretty quick, also your knees sweat a lot in Kono's.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:57 AM   #6
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Re: Knee Sleeves

I also use the TK knee bands for squatting, deadlifts and cleans, but not really for metcons. Really like them for the lifts, though, especially since finishing knee rehab for a torn ACL. Keeps everything together nicely
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:36 PM   #7
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Re: Knee Sleeves

Rehband, Jackals Gym is the best supplier in the US in my opinion.
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