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Old 10-16-2015, 11:19 PM   #1
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Pretty simple: looking for suggestions on good knee wraps.
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:07 AM   #2
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So many options right now. Go with a brand you have trust in or a popular name brand. I have some kla 2000 from ken anderson and some genesis wraps from crain. The kla are stiffer and the crain ones are stretchier. Both work good, all knee wraps probably work good compared to the ace bandages they used to use.
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:35 AM   #3
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It depends on what you like.

Cast Like wrap or a softer more stretchier one?

I've used Wraps made by StrengthShop, LiftingLarge, IronRebel, Loaded Lifting, ATP, Pioneer Fitness. I've liked them. Just depends on what your looking for and what you want out of them?
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Ramrod has used them all, lol. I've only ever had one serious set, Titan THPs. They're out of date now, but I wanted a combination of some rebound and some stopping power and they worked great. DON'T get greedy. If you're just getting into wraps do NOT get something hardcore like KLA 4000s or anything that's described as more "cast like". You won't even be able to wrap them well by yourself. I'd recommend you start with something a little softer and see where that leads you.

I'd also recommend you do your research on wrapping techniques. I did a ton of experimenting and ended up just going back to a traditional overlap technique with lots of wraps right over the kneecap to help the material build up behind the knee and stop me at the bottom. But I learned a technique on youtube that allowed me to tie the wrap off instead of tucking the end of the wrap. That made it MUCH easier to do myself, and to take off after the lift. Just something to think about.
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But I learned a technique on youtube that allowed me to tie the wrap off instead of tucking the end of the wrap. That made it MUCH easier to do myself, and to take off after the lift. Just something to think about.
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You have a link to that Video?

These would be a good Wrap for someone starting off.
http://ironrebel.com/products/rhino-knee-wraps
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Thanks. I have a pair of cheap ones but as I've gotten stronger and more serious I've found that the cheap stuff leaves a lot to be desired. Figured I'd throw it out there to folks who know more about the stuff to see where I should start looking.
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These would be a good Wrap for someone starting off.
http://ironrebel.com/products/rhino-knee-wraps
I just looked and the video isn't there anymore. Pity, that single video showed like half a dozen wrapping variations and I probably tried them all.

Anyways, here's what I did- instead of starting the wrap at the bottom, I did one wrap up at the top of my knee, leaving about 5" of wrap hanging out on top. Then in a single turn I took the wrap all the way down to below the knee and slowly wrapped back up to the top. When I reached the top I just took the two ends of the wrap and tie them one over the other. You don't get as many wraps with this method, but there's no tucking, and when you're done with the lift you just grab one of the ends and pull. The ends come apart and the wrap literally uncoils right off your leg. Very helpful for someone like me who tends to get light-headed after a max attempt.

I can make a video if that doesn't make sense.
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I've tried a few different style of wraps, but just sticking to the Basics works well for me..

1. More is better. If your Fed allows 3M get them.
2. I always Wrap inner to Outer. Same with Wrist as well.
3. I start just below the Knee Cap as tight as I can go with 2 wraps over each other.
4. Then move up by covering 1/2 the wrap at a time.
5. Always pull up from under the knee to tighten. NEVER Tighten by pulling down. Especially over the Knee Cap.
6. Finish above the Knee and tie it off.

This is how I do it. Nothing fancy here.
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Just spiral them as tight as possible, get a wrap you can put on tight and makes you work to get to depth.
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I know the primary reason anyone uses wraps is to add to their lift, but does anyone feel like they might be beneficial for knee health if not used too aggressively? If wrapping would promote healthier knees over the long term I'd definitely consider trying it.

I've read that extremely tight wrapping might actually be harmful(for knee health), so just wondering if their is any definitive information out there on the subject.
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