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Old 03-02-2010, 12:57 PM   #1
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How much do they help with lifts? (i know you cant give exact numbers, just generally speaking)
Knee Wraps: how much would they help with a squat? do they help deads?

Belt: will it help a deads and squats go up, or just give more support (maybe make less likely of getting off balance or leaning forward on squat)?

Knee Sleves: will they bring numbers up or just help keep joints warm?
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Wrist Wraps (dont plan on getting, just curious)

I have money to muscle and strength.... Are any of these good/worth buying?

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Old 03-02-2010, 01:17 PM   #2
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I just recently started using a belt and I don't fell as much lower back pain after heavy deads but still sore. I really like it I also use them on OHP and squats and it does seem to help with my balance.
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I just recently started using a belt and I don't fell as much lower back pain after heavy deads but still sore. I really like it I also use them on OHP and squats and it does seem to help with my balance.
thanks for the reply man. i really am post excited to use it on OHP lol. i always feel like my backs going to snap in half lol.

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Old 03-02-2010, 01:31 PM   #4
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I like knee wraps. But I don't use the ultra-hardcore competition wraps. I find them too tight and stiff and hard to squat in on a weekly basis. I use ace bandages. The knee wraps at M&S look decent. I would try them.

Knee sleeves can suck. Hard to find ones that fit correct, and they're always sliding around if you are active. I would pass on those.

A belt is nice to have. Just make sure it's a bit bigger. You don't want to run out of room too quickly.
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I like knee wraps. But I don't use the ultra-hardcore competition wraps. I find them too tight and stiff and hard to squat in on a weekly basis. I use ace bandages. The knee wraps at M&S look decent. I would try them.

Knee sleeves can suck. Hard to find ones that fit correct, and they're always sliding around if you are active. I would pass on those.

A belt is nice to have. Just make sure it's a bit bigger. You don't want to run out of room too quickly.
thanks for the reply. i think i'll get those wraps. i dont plan on using them on a regular basis.... maybe just 1 or 2 heavy sets at the end of my workout.

knee sleves just seem easy and a guy at bb.com (who has a rediculous total) recommended them, saying he liked to use them on a regular basis more than wraps.

any thoughts on the difference they make?
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:40 PM   #6
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thanks for the reply. i think i'll get those wraps. i dont plan on using them on a regular basis.... maybe just 1 or 2 heavy sets at the end of my workout.

knee sleves just seem easy and a guy at bb.com (who has a rediculous total) recommended them, saying he liked to use them on a regular basis more than wraps.

any thoughts on the difference they make?
Wraps held a bit with hold bounce for me, and I notice them more on heavy sets.

Some claim they add 50 to 100 pounds when wrapped correctly. Others say nothing. I would hit up BigTallOx, BWYS, BBG, Doc and Ehubbs on this one to get feedback.
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Wraps held a bit with hold bounce for me, and I notice them more on heavy sets.

Some claim they add 50 to 100 pounds when wrapped correctly. Others say nothing. I would hit up BigTallOx, BWYS, BBG, Doc and Ehubbs on this one to get feedback.
i plan to keep this bumped up for them to see. i know for some they make a hell of a differece.

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I'm looking into some knee straps soon too
Back belt, never used one.

Wrist wraps are mandatory for me on back days, my back just plain wouldnt get worked the same without them. 4 sets of deadlifts,5 sets of pulldowns,5 sets of straightarmed pulldowns,5sets of barbell rows, 5 sets of tbar rows = way to damn much for my grip to handle and as the workout goes on the grip gives out (limiting how much weight/reps I can do)
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I'm looking into some knee straps soon too
Back belt, never used one.

Wrist wraps are mandatory for me on back days, my back just plain wouldnt get worked the same without them. 4 sets of deadlifts,5 sets of pulldowns,5 sets of straightarmed pulldowns,5sets of barbell rows, 5 sets of tbar rows = way to damn much for my grip to handle and as the workout goes on the grip gives out (limiting how much weight/reps I can do)
the only thing i've used so far are straps... only for shrugs, they feel awkward for DLs, plus currently my grip isnt giving out during any of my workouts.

a belt too feels wierd, but i figure i'll get used to one for the hell of it.
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