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Old 02-21-2009, 04:14 PM   #21
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Also, for those of you with Sleeves, I am curious if this constant game I am playing with pulling the sleeves up is a sizing issue or just because these are cheap sleeves? Do those of you who own Rehbands constantly battle with pulling sleeves up.

They fit just fine around the shin below the knee cap. That part doesn't budge and as a result when they slide down from above my knee cap I get this bunching effect where everything just gets bunched up around my knee cap.

Very confusing, I know. But those of you who own and operate knee sleeves should know what I am talking about.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:31 PM   #22
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Also, for those of you with Sleeves, I am curious if this constant game I am playing with pulling the sleeves up is a sizing issue or just because these are cheap sleeves? Do those of you who own Rehbands constantly battle with pulling sleeves up.

They fit just fine around the shin below the knee cap. That part doesn't budge and as a result when they slide down from above my knee cap I get this bunching effect where everything just gets bunched up around my knee cap.

Very confusing, I know. But those of you who own and operate knee sleeves should know what I am talking about.
I don't have any such problems with my Rehbands.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:06 PM   #23
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My wife just pointed out she thinks I am wearing them too low. I noted above that I had about 2" above the top of the knee cap and 4" below the bottom of the knee cap. I was just looking at pictures in Everett's book and I think they should be worn about 4" above the knee cap and only 2" below.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:08 PM   #24
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My wife just pointed out she thinks I am wearing them too low. I noted above that I had about 2" above the top of the knee cap and 4" below the bottom of the knee cap. I was just looking at pictures in Everett's book and I think they should be worn about 4" above the knee cap and only 2" below.
http://images.google.com/images?q=ol...N&hl=en&tab=wi

For mine, I pull it up pretty high, but there's still more on the bottom of the knee than on top.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:37 PM   #25
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After reading this thread and some others a few weeks ago, and my right knee getting a little twinged from a high-volume squat cycle, I ended up getting Tommy Konos.

First, no problem with sliding, though I think I do wear them higher than it sounds like you do Brian, more on the order of 4" above and 2" below.

Second, I'm now approaching the end of the squat cycle and attempting to use them as sparingly as possible. While I'm doing ok, I noticed after probably a week of using them that I went from feeling perfect in them (fixing the previous twinge in the kneecap), to feeling a lot of tension and soreness in the back of the knee. The top of my calf to the bottom of my hamstring got extremely tight and sore, and it's only just now starting to go away again.

Anyone else ever have this problem from sleeves? Was I just wearing them too often?
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:53 AM   #26
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Follow up. I got the above Valeo's and I have no complaints. I went with larges. I think the size is the correct size for me although I don't know that they were exactly designed for some one with enormously ripped quads like me....just kidding. Seriously, they fit a little loose below the knee cap but then could be a little larger for above the knee cap. I am constantly having to pull them up.
I was joking about my enourmous quads above but I actually really think that is the problem and why the sleeves keep pushing down and scrunching up over my knee cap. I forgot probably 90% of the athletic world doesn't squat 400+ pounds. They are runners, laymen basketball players, bikers, laymen Softball players, etc.

So I don't think those knee sleeves were in fact built for someone with my legs which are pretty much average sized calves and knees and enourmous quads starting just above the knee cap. This was my experience with these Cheap Valeo's, so my question is if I spend the money on Rehbands or Kono's will I have the same problem?
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:49 PM   #27
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the cheap ones slide off becuase they are fabric on both sides and the seam is biased towards an extended leg, then you put them on and do deep knee bends.

It's what i like about Konos. they stick like a wetsuit. Even the rehbands needs to be adjusted to keep from sliding off my tiny little thighs.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:53 PM   #28
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the cheap ones slide off becuase they are fabric on both sides and the seam is biased towards an extended leg, then you put them on and do deep knee bends.

It's what i like about Konos. they stick like a wetsuit. Even the rehbands needs to be adjusted to keep from sliding off my tiny little thighs.
Thanks for the answer Dave! That explains my problem. I think I may step it up to the Kono's. I'm just wondering how much I will actually use them in the spring and Summer. I have mostly been using them over the winter to keep my knees warm.

On a side note, do you ever see those elbow sleeves NFL players wear. They appear to be rubber. Anyone know what those are and what brand they where?
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:56 PM   #29
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On a side note, do you ever see those elbow sleeves NFL players wear. They appear to be rubber. Anyone know what those are and what brand they where?
Never mind. I just did some googling and answered my own question. Here is what I am refering to, http://www.nflshop.com/product/index...LAID=111070993. Apparently they are worn to help running backs and recievers grip the ball, I guess when they tuck the ball away.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:05 PM   #30
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the konos are uncomfortably hot year round. i train in an unheated basement and even in january i'm sweating.
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