Best Knee and Elbow Sleeves?
- 02-25-2010, 07:59 PM
Cool, good to know. If I compete I will have to get another set. At least I know this so if they don't fit I can see about getting a singly ply set. I wanted to get the new APT Heavy, it is a single but they were sold out in my size.Live Hard, Laugh Hard, Love Hard and Heal Fast! - KLEEN
- 03-23-2010, 10:01 PM
- 03-24-2010, 11:15 AM
Well they were a bit to tight for the workout I was doing but I am saving them until I can go heavier. I will probably be squatting with them in a couple days though. Very Very Supportive for both of them almost feels like being wrapped.Live Hard, Laugh Hard, Love Hard and Heal Fast! - KLEEN
03-24-2010, 12:29 PM
Anyway, I'm thinking of picking up the TK Knee Sleeves as an alternative to wrapping. I just hate wrapping all the time. I think you can use them as elbow sleeves as well which would be great for bench as well.
03-24-2010, 12:53 PM
Live Hard, Laugh Hard, Love Hard and Heal Fast! - KLEEN
03-28-2010, 08:53 PM
03-28-2010, 08:58 PM
I did but not sure of how available the tk's are. Email them I am sure they will work with you. I hear the guy is very responsive.
03-28-2010, 09:09 PM
03-30-2010, 08:41 PM
I'm happy to say the TK's arrived today. I didn't get to use them during my workout but I tried them on and immediate heat. I could feel it. Did some BW squats and felt no pain and also these are perfect to wear during the whole workout. I can surely tell. Just FYI.
04-01-2010, 04:06 PM
Flex, just so you know I am a wee bit jealous as I can't wear mine yet they are just too sturdy for what I am doing right now. I am keeping them because they will be excellent when I am recovered and ready to really push HEAVY weight. What size TK's did you get and did you also get a set for your elbows?
04-01-2010, 05:01 PM
How do the TK's work for elbows? I am thinking about ordering the set. You gotta respect a man like Kono.
04-01-2010, 05:30 PM
04-02-2010, 03:32 PM
04-02-2010, 04:59 PM
True, range of motion is definitely a factor. Although he said he would be able to wear the leg ones through an entire workout so they must be a little looser than what I have and mine will go through a full range of motion as tight and restrictive as they are.
04-02-2010, 05:56 PM
I got the medium sized Konos. I only got the Knee Sleeves. I did try putting the knee sleeves on my elbows and they were just too big. No go there.
Range of motion by just doing the bodyweight squats was just fine. I tried em on after my leg workout. I had my usual tendonitis ache and putting these on, you can definitely tell they were warming the area and my pain was dulled for sure. I'll have a great idea come Tueday when I hit the squats again. Getting them on and off was a snap too because you can fold half of it and inch it up that way rather than trying to pry your hairs off your legs. Getting them off was even easier, I pushed them down as to go inside-out and they came right off.
My hunch is that they will help me for sure, but I think wrapping will be more supportive. If I can get 75% the support of wrapping and able to wear these for the duration of my leg workout, I've accompllished my goal.
I'll give a full detailed report after my leg workout on Tues!
04-06-2010, 08:21 PM
04-06-2010, 08:49 PM
APT seemed pretty cheap to me. Way too think, and bulky. Almost unfunctional.
I have these... Order a size or two bigger than you think you would need. I have XXXL's.
I love them. Now that I have them broke in a tad (about 20 uses), I can leave them on the entire session. I also pull them down on to my shin when pulling from the floor to limit my DNA deposition...
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04-06-2010, 08:54 PM
04-06-2010, 09:55 PM
Okay, so my report.
Putting them on, no issues. FIRM. Felt very secure and immediate warmth.
During squats, I wanna say it felt like I was wrapped. I probably was 90% pain free.
During my Centuries thereafter, my knees were SWEATING. I mean dripping sweat from the knee area. It didn't affect the support, I was still very secure.
No issues with blood flow. Just good solid support and wore during my whole duration of workout.
Was this exactly what I was looking for? Yes.
Confidence and reps were up. Couldn't ask for anything more.
Hope this helps.
04-07-2010, 01:49 PM
About trying them on the arms according to the sizing chart they would supposedly fit... I hope so that was part of the selling point for me was that my sizes overlapped so no need for an extra pair. I hope they are at least tight enough to offer some support there. I don't expect anywhere near what I would get on legs. Was there any support at all on the elbows or was it just really loose?
04-07-2010, 04:21 PM
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04-08-2010, 05:18 PM
04-08-2010, 06:33 PM
04-08-2010, 07:06 PM
Pics of the 'Knee Konos' on the elbows
You can clearly see they are a litte big around the elbow. I put a stick of deodorant in between relatively easy so you can see the issue here. I couldnt do that around my knee for sure.
04-08-2010, 08:19 PM
i got elitefts elbow sleeves there xl which is for 200-225 pound guys and i tried lose grip bench in them and my arm was numb within 5 minutes.. and i had Large b4 which is for 170-199lbs and those didnt make it past my forarms.... the ones i have now i can pull tightly over my bicep and it kills the pain but i cant lift with a numb arm any ideas? im thinking just use them for heavy rack pull and squats?
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