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Old 10-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #11
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Re: Knee Sleeves

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Yes, please do, I am intrested in it as I squat every day.
If you are squatting every day, you are probably not squatting at maximal loads, so knee wraps shouldn't be necessary - at least not the type of wraps and the tightness of the wrapping that is used for powerlifting.

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Old 10-30-2013, 02:05 PM   #12
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If you are squatting every day, you are probably not squatting at maximal loads, so knee wraps shouldn't be necessary - at least not the type of wraps and the tightness of the wrapping that is used for powerlifting.

Still looking for the article.
I am squatting a daily single up to 340lbs now, I was up to 360 daily befor my surgery. For me that is pretty far up there. I have not maxed in a long time. The 360 was 10 lbs over my last 1 rep max and I was hitting it daily.

Sorry Tye, don't mean to jump your thread.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:50 PM   #13
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I think the fact that most, if not all, high level weightlifters and powerlifters wear some form of knee sleeve or wrap should tell you that they are not just for show.
Never said that knee sleeves don't do anything at all, but this guy isn't asking about weightlifting or powerlifting, he's asking about Crossfit. World's apart. If he's lifting big weights like a weightlifter or powerlifter would be handling, like I mentioned in my first post, then he's outside of 'normal' for Crossfit, and would benefit from wraps, or sleeves to a lesser extent. If he's just Crossfitting with a fairly standard program (ala mainpage style), then sleeves are a waste unless he has had previous injuries.

I'd argue the exact same thing to any powerlifter I competed with or coached over the years, wraps are one thing, sleeves aren't worth much.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:20 PM   #14
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Never said that knee sleeves don't do anything at all, but this guy isn't asking about weightlifting or powerlifting, he's asking about Crossfit. World's apart. If he's lifting big weights like a weightlifter or powerlifter would be handling, like I mentioned in my first post, then he's outside of 'normal' for Crossfit, and would benefit from wraps, or sleeves to a lesser extent. If he's just Crossfitting with a fairly standard program (ala mainpage style), then sleeves are a waste unless he has had previous injuries.

I'd argue the exact same thing to any powerlifter I competed with or coached over the years, wraps are one thing, sleeves aren't worth much.
So what weight would be worth the use of sleeves or wraps?
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:41 AM   #15
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No this is actually very useful, because I do alot of squatting as well. So all of this information is very very useful.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:06 PM   #16
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Re: Knee Sleeves

Well at 51 years old...I rely on the rehbands almost daily ..... They keep me nice and warm and snug and with them I don't need any anti- inflamitories to get through a WOD. ( arthritis is setting in). I put them on during warm up and my knees feel great and I have no pain post WO

For heavy days on squats I rely on Inzer power wraps....
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:46 PM   #17
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Re: Knee Sleeves

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Hello everyone,

Been doing CrossFit for about 3 months and I LOVE IT! So now I'm slowly starting to gear up with the essentials. I already have Lifting Shoes, Nanos, and Wrist Straps. However the hardest thing for me to look for are some really good Knee Sleeves because there are so many out there I don't know whats considered good or bad. My Stats: 6'1 225lbs, deadlift 450, B. Squats 455, Clean and Jerk 225, Overhead Snatch 205 of course I want to protect my knees from any injuries what sleeves do you guys consider to be good?

Thanks for any suggestions


I did have Rhebands, then got these. Better sleeve IMOP, better fit, work awesome for Lunges, burpees etc. Best part is, they are cheaper, and readily available at any local sports store.

http://www.mcdavidusa.com/Product/40...ior_patch.aspx


I have had a severe knee/leg injury, and several surgeries on my right knee. They arent a get out of jail free ticket, but I dont train or leave home without them. They provide some additional stability, and protection for me at least.

My wife also uses them, cut down on alot of her issues, and she has had knee surgeries from old sports injuries as well.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:37 AM   #18
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Re: Knee Sleeves

Titan knee sleeves FTW

Got them after checking out a bunch of different ones, and used their measuring chart...LOVE THEM!!

As others have said keep my knees warm and they feel like a greased joint and feel good!
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:16 AM   #19
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Re: Knee Sleeves

I would rank my Rehband sleeves number 3 on my equipment list:

Weightlifting shoes
Weightlifting belt
Knee sleeves
Gloves (HD $20) for stupid high rep pull-ups or TTB.

At 45 years old the warmer any joint is the happier it is.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #20
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Never said that knee sleeves don't do anything at all, but this guy isn't asking about weightlifting or powerlifting, he's asking about Crossfit. World's apart. If he's lifting big weights like a weightlifter or powerlifter would be handling, like I mentioned in my first post, then he's outside of 'normal' for Crossfit, and would benefit from wraps, or sleeves to a lesser extent. If he's just Crossfitting with a fairly standard program (ala mainpage style), then sleeves are a waste unless he has had previous injuries.

I'd argue the exact same thing to any powerlifter I competed with or coached over the years, wraps are one thing, sleeves aren't worth much.
While you didn't exactly say "they don't do anything at all", you did say "If you want to buy all the goodies to win the fashion show, then the Rehbands are good." Which anyone with two brain cells to rub together understands that your implying they are useless. But then and this is the kicker, in the next sentence you say wraps could benefit you to a "lesser extent". So they're not just fashion pieces?

Knee sleeves, like Rehbands don't work in degrees of less or more. They serve a purpose of keeping your joint warm, providing moderate support without providing the benefit of assisting with a lift like knee wraps. Just because you prefer not to use them doesn't mean they worn for fashion.

I'm sure the guy in my avatar wears them because he thinks he looks cool right?
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