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Old 02-28-2009, 12:23 PM   #31
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the konos are uncomfortably hot year round. i train in an unheated basement and even in january i'm sweating.
What are you thinking Rehbands then? Do they breath better? Or just wait till next winter to replace my knee sleeves.

I live in TX. In about another 3 weeks or so it's going to be 80-100 degrees every day until next September. Warming up my knees is not going to be a problem. Staying hydrated in my garage and not having a stroke from heat exhaustion will be a problem. Hey, at least all my joints will be loosey goosey.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:45 PM   #32
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nah, i like them becuase they are so hot. i just peel them back.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:52 PM   #33
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I got a pair of the Tommy Konos a few days ago. They are great to lift in but take me about 10 minutes to get on. I have big, exceedingly hairy calves that are tough to get them around. The packaging suggested talcum powder, which I have not yet tried. Does anyone have any other tips?
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:20 PM   #34
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I got a pair of the Tommy Konos a few days ago. They are great to lift in but take me about 10 minutes to get on. I have big, exceedingly hairy calves that are tough to get them around. The packaging suggested talcum powder, which I have not yet tried. Does anyone have any other tips?
Yes I was reading an article on T-Nation or somewhere about that. You turn them inside out then pull the bottom, which is now the top, up to just below your knees then pull the top, which is now the bottom, up over your knee, thus turning them inside out again, but back to the right side being out. I hope that wasn't too confusing.
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I got a pair of the Tommy Konos a few days ago. They are great to lift in but take me about 10 minutes to get on. I have big, exceedingly hairy calves that are tough to get them around. The packaging suggested talcum powder, which I have not yet tried. Does anyone have any other tips?
i keep baby powder in my gym bag. that works.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:33 AM   #36
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Final thoughts because I am about to finally pull the trigger and purchase some nicer knee sleeves. Based on this thread I was leaning towards the Tommy Konos. My only hang up is that from all the videos I watch or pictures I see of experienced lifters I seem to see rehbands more than the Kono's. Why is that?
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:07 AM   #37
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Normally I'm not one to trade rumors, but this rumor happened to me. I had heard that the stitching in TK knee sleeves has been getting lower in quality lately, and the stitching in one of my sleeves has been coming apart after just 3 months. It might be partially my fault since the sleeves were a little too small and I may have been too vigorous in my tugging to keep them on, but I don't think I was putting undue stress on them. To put it simply, I don't expect my set of TK sleeves to last much longer, and I plan to replace them to Rehbands when that happens. Just putting that out there.
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