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Ramrod 10-28-2012 06:20 AM

~*~ Strength Shop Thor 2-ply Knee Sleeves Review ~*~
 
http://ramrodreviews.weebly.com/uplo.../620395161.jpg

Link: https://www.strengthshop.co.uk/sleev...e-sleeves.html

I was in the market for some Knee Sleeves after being disappointed in the ones from local stores. I would have just got some the old Rehband ones, but every place was out of stock. After searching and reading forums about Knee Sleeves. It seems the choices are really slim. Rehband, Tommy Kono, Titan and ones from Wal-Mart and similar stores. Rehbands hard to find. Tommy Kono would tear apart. The Titans I really didnít find too much on. The Main thing all these sleeves had in common was they were made out of Neoprene. Which is great for keeping the knees warm, but I was looking for something that gave better support as well.

As I was researching I came across a Small Forum in the UK. I kept seeing post about a Doubly Ply Knee Sleeve. Thor Knee Sleeves from the StrengthShop. Once I found the site. I noticed they had 3 different Knee Sleeves. Single, Double and Triple Ply. I was wanting Knee Sleeves for Heavy Deadlifts and for heavy sets of Squats (before I wrapped my Knees). From what I could find to read, The Double ply seemed to be the most recommended. So I choose the Double ply Knee and went ahead and picked up a pair of Elbow Sleeves too.

Once the Sleeves showed up, I opened the package up. First thing I noticed was they are thick and heavy. This made me feel good about the choice I made.

Two days later I got my chance to really give the Knee sleeves a workout. Deadlift Day. Time to work up to some heavy Singles. I have been working on getting my Deadlifts up for a few weeks. So I canít give the Sleeves all the Credit here. I nailed my Old PR then broke it twice. I upped my PR by 45lbs. These sleeves donít have that kind of Carry over, but what they did do was give me great support while keeping my knees warm. They do offer some rebound, but not like a tight Wrap would. Just much better the neoprene does.

So if youíre looking for Knee Sleeves. I highly recommend these. When you order these, the measurements run true for the Knees. I ordered a Medium size for myself. I feel right in the middle of that size range 32-40cm. I was 36cm. If I was any closer to 40cm, I would suggest going to a large.

Update: 10-28-12: After another smashing day on Deadlifts and a new PR. I did noticed a small tear on the inside of one of the sleeves. It could be a fluke and been there from when I first got them. It didnít seem to get any worse or affect them at all.

So if youíre working on High or Low volume workouts. These are perfect as they can handle it all. I use them for my Deadlifts and up till I drop down around 2-4 reps on Squats. Then I use Wraps.

Update: 10-28-12: After another smashing day on Deadlifts and a new PR. I did noticed a small tear on the inside of one of the sleeves. It could be a fluke and been there from when I first got them. It didnít seem to get any worse or affect them at all.

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Higher Volume:
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Heavy Singles:
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Ramrod 06-02-2013 11:01 PM

Just a small update.. I've been using these every week and they are still holding up like new.

VincyMuscle 07-19-2013 11:58 PM

Thanks for reviewing! I'm looking for some added knee stability for my right knee.

Ramrod 07-23-2013 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VincyMuscle (Post 388307)
Thanks for reviewing! I'm looking for some added knee stability for my right knee.


I love them and the price is good. You get a pair. Unlike some others. Were you only get one sleeve.

big_swede 07-23-2013 05:30 AM

I got the same but for elbows. Take a crew to get on and hurts like hell but adds alot to the presses.

Ramrod 07-23-2013 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big_swede (Post 389629)
I got the same but for elbows. Take a crew to get on and hurts like hell but adds alot to the presses.

I've got the elbow ones as well. They are tough to put on, but man do they support well.

My next pair of Knee Sleeves will be the new ones Andersons Powerlifting picked up. SBD ones.


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