To wrap or not to wrap

  1. Registered User
    jon1026's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Age
    35
    Posts
    64
    Answers
    0

    To wrap or not to wrap


    Is it really necessary to use knee wraps when doing squats(on the heaviest sets)? I've read in some bodybuilding mags saying its advisable and some say its not necessary and can do more harm than good. This has me confused. What do you guys think?

  2. Registered User
    Jayhawkk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    39
    Posts
    12,791
    Answers
    0


    If your form is good and you train properly then you can get by fine from what i'm told. However, I don't see any harm in them.
  3. Board Supporter
    guyfromkop2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Age
    37
    Posts
    936
    Answers
    0


    if you squat anything over 450 start wearing them
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    rysigpi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Age
    29
    Posts
    933
    Answers
    0


    I am fairly tall and I find the wraps help me in a few things. First, it gives me knee support (obviously...but my knees are less sore since using them). I have a tendency to hyperextend my knees and had an injury playing basketball from landing wrong and hyperextended my right leg. With the wraps it is much harder to hyperextend. Lastly, it gives me a piece of mind that I am less injury prone..even though I may not be. Just thinking you are may be enough to keep injuries away....but then again, we are all NOT invincible!
  5. Registered User
    Ripped1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    41
    Posts
    786
    Answers
    0


    my suggestion is anythinkg over 350-400lbs start to use them. They also can be a mental way of reminding yourself not to pop up and lock out youyr knees to fast. No need to blow a knee out.
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. To Rub or not to Rub
    By Big Joe in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-11-2012, 12:09 PM
  2. To wrap or not to wrap
    By jon1026 in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-20-2006, 04:16 PM
  3. To cheese or not to cheese?
    By JohnGafnea in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-27-2003, 07:02 PM
  4. to extend or not to extend?
    By mauibuilt in forum Cycle Info
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-01-2003, 04:59 PM
  5. To Stretch or Not to Stretch You be the Judge
    By DarCSA in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-08-2003, 06:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in