Originally Posted by Jasa
The thing is, I'd like to ask if using knee wraps on all work sets (75-80%+ of 1RM) doesn't diminish strength gains (my warmups are all raw / with belt). It's just that I feel much more confident with knee wraps on when squatting + ofc I can squat heavier weight.
So basically the question is: Does squatting with knee wraps on 80%+ 1RM work sets diminish strength / muscle gains or is it even better than squatting raw (more weight squatted -> more muscle / strength gain) ?
No, they do not diminish gains. I believe they increase productivity. I pick up far fewer strains with them, so I can train better week in and weak out.