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    Is anyone here using Knee sleeves? I'm in need of some at the moment, but most of the more used ones in the gym are very expensive. Money that I havn't got.

    Can anyone let me know of any decent priced ones that work very well. Preferably ones that have been tried and tested.

    Thank you.
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    Some that will obviously help if you squat heavy.
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    The need for knee sleeves is debated, guys like Motorbiker and whatever Arturo is now called (apologies I forget!) swear by them for improving knee comfort. If you're having knee problems, might be worth looking at your form first.

    Imo I don't really see the science of how keeping a joint warm minimally improves anything, but whatever works for you is more important!
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    The strength shop single ply ones are pretty good.
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Ask Motorbiker

    The need for knee sleeves is debated, guys like Motorbiker and whatever Arturo is now called (apologies I forget!) swear by them for improving knee comfort. If you're having knee problems, might be worth looking at your form first.

    Imo I don't really see the science of how keeping a joint warm minimally improves anything, but whatever works for you is more important!
    I don't know any science about it but it really does work! I certainly do swear by them.

    In England I just bought mine from Boots. I think they were like £10 each (they're sold individually). Err on the side of a smaller size, cos tighter is better and they will stretch out a bit.

    Oh and yeah, if you're having knee pain then I agree with Cucumber, checking your form is a good idea.
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    £10 each is just as expensive as the wrap material sleeves.
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    Not everyone necessarily wants to get sleeves for the carryover. Rehband/neoprene sized sleeves are nice because you can keep them on with no restriction of movement or bloodflow. If you have very stiff ones like the double/triple ply Strength Shop ones or the SBD ones (sized down) your feet will probably go to sleep if you keep them around the knee region. Especially if you have good calf development.

    Personally, I like the cotton blend hookgrip ones. They're warm enough, don't really have any carryover but they make my knees feel nice and they are more comfortable than the single ply strength shop ones. It depends on what you mean by 'help' when you squat. Is it a question of pain/maximum support/carryover? Then you need thick sleeves that will cut off your circulation and you will need to pull on/off. If it is a question of keeping the joint warm and that makes you feel nice, buy something thinner like the Tommy Kono/Reband/Hookgrip or a clone in neoprene for cheap.
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    I don't need the sleeves because of form issues regarding the knees. I want them as a blanket of safety, an extra layer of protection, a form of warmth.

    I'm not having any issues with my knees currently, touch wood.
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    The strength shop single ply ones are pretty good.

    Thankyou for that website, I guess if I were to invest in some, then £30 for double ply seems reasonable, and much better that we get two rather then a single. Repped.
 
 
 
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