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2/12/13 2:27 PM
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Irish Dave
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Thoughts? Seems to be best used with weight over 85% of max. How to wrap? What length wraps are best? Do you loosen them between sets etc etc thanks in advance. Phone Post
2/12/13 2:53 PM
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What is the purpose of your squatting? If it's to get stronger than knee wraps are not needed. If you are planning to compete in a meet where knee wraps are allowed then go nuts.

If your knees hurt then there is a reason why and you should look into that, knee wraps will not help.

For some tightness and warmth you could always go with some knee sleeves. Rehband makes really good ones.
2/12/13 3:10 PM
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Leigh
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As usual, Jeremy is correct.

I have used knee wraps for training. You roll them up really tight, sit down with your leg straight and then bind it as tightly as possible. One width above the knee and one width below. Your leg can't bend and it's not pleasant - like wearing a bench shirt. Phone Post
2/12/13 3:43 PM
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jeremy hamilton - What is the purpose of your squatting? If it's to get stronger than knee wraps are not needed. If you are planning to compete in a meet where knee wraps are allowed then go nuts.

If your knees hurt then there is a reason why and you should look into that, knee wraps will not help.

For some tightness and warmth you could always go with some knee sleeves. Rehband makes really good ones.

What this dude said. :)
2/12/13 4:08 PM
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As Leigh was alluding, not a good idea to wrap directly over the knee-cap. This can cause some issues over time. The knee-cap should remain exposed (IMHO)

TAKU

2/12/13 8:25 PM
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http://www.liftbigeatbig.com/2012/07/the-benefits-of-assistance-gear.html
2/12/13 8:30 PM
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AdrianK
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Knee wraps are not like wearing bench shirt. Wraps do give you some help but a bench shirt is like wearing a piece of machinery to do the lifting for you.

Would be more comparable to a reactive slingshot on the bench but I don't think they even give you quite that much.
2/12/13 9:08 PM
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The old blue Rehbands are a damned good investment.
2/13/13 12:19 AM
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Leigh
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AdrianK - Knee wraps are not like wearing bench shirt. Wraps do give you some help but a bench shirt is like wearing a piece of machinery to do the lifting for you.

Would be more comparable to a reactive slingshot on the bench but I don't think they even give you quite that much.
Wraps do the same thing. If you don't get a significant boost, you're wrapping them wrong. Phone Post
2/13/13 5:19 AM
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Irish Dave
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Thanks guys. Working to get stronger, no intention of competing. Will stay unwrapped so. Phone Post
2/13/13 10:56 AM
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Leigh you must have some pretty amazing knee wrapping technique if you are getting a 200+ pound boost on your squat.
2/13/13 1:14 PM
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Leigh
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I get about 25kg out of a shirt and similar from wraps Phone Post
3/1/13 5:54 AM
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I get 25lbs out of my metal wraps.

I only use them when I am near a meet. And as others have said, if you wrap them right, or your training partner does, it is insanely painful and uncomfortable.
3/1/13 9:42 AM
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If squatting properly there shouldn't be any pain in your knees. I would correct your form/technique. Phone Post

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