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Old 04-05-2008, 07:30 PM   #1
Tom Rawls
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Default Knee sleeves

How much difference does a sleeve make?

I've got one slightly cranky knee (creaking and twinges) and am considering trying a sleeve.

Also recommendations for good products would be welcome.
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:56 PM   #2
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Same here.

Any recommended brands?

Are there key features to look for?

Any reason not to use them all the time for oly lifting or squatting?
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:34 PM   #3
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Tom, some searching revealed this thread

http://www.performancemenu.com/forum...t=knee+sleeves

containing a recommendation for this product:http://www.prowriststraps.com/inc/sdetail/93831
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:51 PM   #4
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How much difference does a sleeve make?

I've got one slightly cranky knee (creaking and twinges) and am considering trying a sleeve.

Also recommendations for good products would be welcome.

I've got two fairly ruined knees, I use the tommy konos. they get used 4 or more times a week have lasted a year and change so far. I've not heard anything good or bad about rehbands.

http://www.tommykono.com/

they are nice, no real bump in your squat or anything but they feel good. may have a mild help with kneecap tracking.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:30 AM   #5
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My Rehbands have held up very well - very warm like all the neoprene ones.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:44 AM   #6
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thanx, gents.

I'll probably buy a pair and see if they make my old knees happier.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:58 AM   #7
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I've used the Rheband knee, elbow and belt and love them - they've held up very well over the last couple of years.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:28 AM   #8
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Question for those knee sleeve experts here: I am EXACTLY in between two sizes per the Rehband website (measuring around knee cap area) and I decided to go with the smaller of the two sizes (figuring better for knee sleeves to be tight than loose).

My phys dimensions are that my knee cap area is smaller circumference (smaller bones, I guess) but my Rehbands feel too tight/constricting around upper calf and lower quad areas.

If I send the Rehbands back for the next higher size, they'll be less constricting but possibly less supporting to my knees and thereby less helpful. Please advise. I'm about to send them back but would love your advice before I do.

1. The knee sleeves are constricting but not painful in a deep squat position.
2. The constriction is enough where I'm not confident I've purchased the correct size for me.
3. I am looking for knee support, not just knee warmth.

Thanks in advance.
--Wade (very long time lurker; first time poster)
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:00 PM   #9
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For what it's worth, I didn't want to plunk down the $$$ for rehband's (not yet anyway)...so I bought a pair of these at the local CVS/Walgreens:

http://www.bd.com/elastics/displayPr...tid=0&pid=8 5


They've held up pretty well considering they cost 10 bucks each. I'm sure the rehband's will hold up better but I can't see how they would be better/different functionally wise....but then again I don't know.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:36 AM   #10
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OK, I'm a dork. Had a few dollars that was burning a hole in my pocket. On a whim I just purchased a pair of blue Rehbands (despite my last post). I too fell right in the middle of sizes. 39 cm. I opted to go up in size, so I'll let you know how they are when they get here.
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