Knee Wraps Help Your Lift, But Harm Your Knees

Knee Wrap For Squats: Best Option?

There are many benefits of using knee wraps for squatting. Some of them include:

You will feel less pain when performing squats due to the protection provided by the wrap. You may even get some extra confidence while doing it!

The wrapping helps prevent injuries such as sprains, strains, tears and other problems.

It protects your joints from injury during heavy lifting.

If you have any issues with your knees or ankles then wearing knee wraps will protect them better than if you were not wearing them at all. If you are concerned about getting injured while squatting then wear knee wraps.

When you use knee wraps, they provide additional support for your lower back. This will make it easier to perform squats without pain.

You may get some extra flexibility out of your legs which will help you with other exercises like lunges and leg presses. (See Flexibility Benefits Of Knee Wraps)

Knee Sleeves For Deadlifts: Best Option?

Knee sleeves are also great for deadlifts because they:

Protect your shins, knees, ankles and other parts of the body that may get injured when performing heavy lifting.

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You get some extra support with the sleeves so you can lift heavier weights without getting hurt.

The added compression helps improve your blood circulation. That means more oxygen and nutrients get to your muscles and speed up the healing process.

You are also less likely to get injured which will save you from missing lifting sessions.

Whether you are a man or woman, beginner or advanced lifter, knee wraps and sleeves can benefit your training. By choosing the right kind, you can make your training safer and more effective.

Getting The Right Size Knee Wraps And Sleeves

Before buying knee wraps or sleeves, know your body measurements in inches. You simply go by the sizing charts available on websites that sell these.

Another option is going to a store that sells these and trying some on to see what size you need. If you buy online, make sure you can return them if they don’t fit right!

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Osteoarthritis of the knee by DT Felson – New England Journal of Medicine, 2006 – Mass Medical Soc

Analysis of the load on the knee joint and vertebral column with changes in squatting depth and weight load by H Hartmann, K Wirth, M Klusemann – Sports medicine, 2013 – Springer

Fall on your Knees by AM MacDonald – 2011 – books.google.com

Protective garment for the legs of a quadruped of the horse genus and material for such garment by PI Pellew – US Patent 4,342,185, 1982 – Google Patents

Olympic weight-lifting injuries by DN Kulund, JB Dewey, CE Brubaker… – The Physician and …, 1978 – Taylor & Francis

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