Elbow sleeves for benching?

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  1. Elbow sleeves for benching?


    My elbows started to hurt when I do heavy benching and I seen some of the big lifters use elbow sleeves/braces, do you guys use any you can recommend?


  2. I currently use sling shot compression cuffs but there are plenty of good brands.

    If you have issues now then start wearing them ASAP. It also helps to grab a band and do band resisted push downs before bench and other pressing movements. At least thatís what helps me
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by BBiceps View Post
    My elbows started to hurt when I do heavy benching and I seen some of the big lifters use elbow sleeves/braces, do you guys use any you can recommend?
    I bought a couple of elbow sleeves a few years ago from underamor works great
    I mean if you really hate your balls, go for it. But, what did they do to you?

  4. Thanks guys.

    Btw do you guys use wrist wraps?

    My wrists haven’t bothered me but someone recommended me to use that, along with the elbow sleeves

  5. Quote Originally Posted by BBiceps View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Btw do you guys use wrist wraps?

    My wrists havenít bothered me but someone recommended me to use that, along with the elbow sleeves
    Not anymore. Mainly just on things like rack pulls and the such. Other than that not really.
    I mean if you really hate your balls, go for it. But, what did they do to you?
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by BBiceps View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Btw do you guys use wrist wraps?

    My wrists havenít bothered me but someone recommended me to use that, along with the elbow sleeves
    I use wrist wraps for any pressing that i go somewhat heavy on. Ive had carpal tunnel pretty bad and that doesnt help things out but when i start putting a couple hundred pounds in my hands it hurts. So thats why i started wearing those

  7. Thanks guys, I order both!

  8. Quote Originally Posted by BBiceps View Post
    My elbows started to hurt when I do heavy benching and I seen some of the big lifters use elbow sleeves/braces, do you guys use any you can recommend?
    These are what I have and I love them - wayyy better than the old slingshot cuffs or ply sleeves Iíve used. They also have 7mm red sleeves if you want more performance increase, but the 5mm black ones are great for compression and warmth:

    https://us.cerberus-strength.com/col...-elbow-sleeves

    Use code KITE10 for 10% anything from them if you pull the trigger, or keep your eye out for an occasional 15-20% off holiday sale! These are better than Rehband honestly and much more affordable than them or SBD.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    These are what I have and I love them - wayyy better than the old slingshot cuffs or ply sleeves I’ve used. They also have 7mm red sleeves if you want more performance increase, but the 5mm black ones are great for compression and warmth:

    https://us.cerberus-strength.com/col...-elbow-sleeves

    Use code KITE10 for 10% anything from them if you pull the trigger, or keep your eye out for an occasional 15-20% off holiday sale! These are better than Rehband honestly and much more affordable than them or SBD.
    Thanks, I already got some, they work fine but I might need to get some that’s tighter, I get these when those I have lose tightness.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by BBiceps View Post
    Thanks, I already got some, they work fine but I might need to get some thatís tighter, I get these when those I have lose tightness.
    If you just got them many companyís will work with you on size exchanges - just email their customer service and offer to pay the shipping to return the (clean) product.

    I have had bought the wrong size about half the time with equipment, even using their sizing charts!
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    These are what I have and I love them - wayyy better than the old slingshot cuffs or ply sleeves Iíve used. They also have 7mm red sleeves if you want more performance increase, but the 5mm black ones are great for compression and warmth:

    https://us.cerberus-strength.com/col...-elbow-sleeves

    Use code KITE10 for 10% anything from them if you pull the trigger, or keep your eye out for an occasional 15-20% off holiday sale! These are better than Rehband honestly and much more affordable than them or SBD.
    I normally buy the under armor ones. They last a few months at a time
    I mean if you really hate your balls, go for it. But, what did they do to you?

  12. Quote Originally Posted by DemntedCowboy View Post
    I normally buy the under armor ones. They last a few months at a time
    Idk what youíre paying for them, but a few months is terrible. If you arenít getting over a year out of your sleeves with weekly use, and theyíre not free for you, you are probably getting ripped off in the long run.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    Idk what youíre paying for them, but a few months is terrible. If you arenít getting over a year out of your sleeves with weekly use, and theyíre not free for you, you are probably getting ripped off in the long run.
    $9 for 1, and I only use them on heavy days and in the winter months. I have had my pair for over a year but to say its doing anything but keeping my elbow warm in the winter by now I would be lying there is no compression in them anymore
    I mean if you really hate your balls, go for it. But, what did they do to you?

  14. Quote Originally Posted by DemntedCowboy View Post
    $9 for 1, and I only use them on heavy days and in the winter months. I have had my pair for over a year but to say its doing anything but keeping my elbow warm in the winter by now I would be lying there is no compression in them anymore
    So $18/pair - if you use 2, you can get Nordic Lifting shipped from Amazon for $35, which seems to be about the cheapest sleeves with good reviews anywhere.
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  15. You dont need them... focuse on the wrist. If your elbows hurting its pro tendonitis and you need rest. Bad spot to stop blood flow. Wrist can handle it , but you choke off inside of you biceps it will be worse. Tuffen up get some chalk and dig in raw!

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Gravitygames2 View Post
    You dont need them... focuse on the wrist. If your elbows hurting its pro tendonitis and you need rest. Bad spot to stop blood flow. Wrist can handle it , but you choke off inside of you biceps it will be worse. Tuffen up get some chalk and dig in raw!
    If youíre losing blood flow with a sleeve you ordered the wrong size - the entire point of the sleeve is to help keep blood and heat around the joint. Itís not a wrap, itís warmth and slight compression.
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  17. Thoes things are junk k either to loose or to tight ok i know

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Gravitygames2 View Post
    You dont need them... focuse on the wrist. If your elbows hurting its pro tendonitis and you need rest. Bad spot to stop blood flow. Wrist can handle it , but you choke off inside of you biceps it will be worse. Tuffen up get some chalk and dig in raw!
    I got the wrist wraps but I don’t really feel a difference and the elbow sleeves do little to the pain but feels better than without. It seems to be my grip (I think) that’s causing the pain, the tension in my elbow is less with a “false grip”, but I’m not really confident in that grip with heavy bench and heavy pulling doesn’t work out very well either with only the fingers, it’s actually the pulling that’s the worst on my elbow pain.

    Idk, I guess I have to suck it up and hope for the best

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Gravitygames2 View Post
    Thoes things are junk k either to loose or to tight ok i know
    Oh, my bad, I didnít realize you knew everything. Excuse me while I throw out all of my gym gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by BBiceps View Post
    I got the wrist wraps but I donít really feel a difference and the elbow sleeves do little to the pain but feels better than without. It seems to be my grip (I think) thatís causing the pain, the tension in my elbow is less with a ďfalse gripĒ, but Iím not really confident in that grip with heavy bench and heavy pulling doesnít work out very well either with only the fingers, itís actually the pulling thatís the worst on my elbow pain.

    Idk, I guess I have to suck it up and hope for the best
    Have you tried pulling with regular or figure 8 straps? Sometimes using my forearms heavily in training can flare up some tendinitis, mainly bb/Pendlay rowing and pull-ups that will do it.

    Also, and this will only mask the issue (NOT a permanent fix), using some capsaicin-based hot cream, like Blue Heat or Equiblock over the area will distract you from the elbow pain (because your skin will be burning). Pulling a neoprene sleeve over the joint will literally get your elbow so hot as you sweat and the cream soaks into your pores that you will have to take the sleeve off.

    Turmeric is a useful anti-inflammatory and health sup you could look into as well.
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    Oh, my bad, I didnít realize you knew everything. Excuse me while I throw out all of my gym gear.
    Bro,

    THROW
    IT
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga View Post
    Bro,

    THROW
    IT
    ALL
    OUT!
    But just in case you gain weight, youíll send me your addy, right?
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga View Post
    Bro,

    THROW
    IT
    ALL
    OUT!
    Ty...

  23. I purchased one called venom and tried it tonight and it really really helped!

  24. Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    Oh, my bad, I didn’t realize you knew everything. Excuse me while I throw out all of my gym gear.



    Have you tried pulling with regular or figure 8 straps? Sometimes using my forearms heavily in training can flare up some tendinitis, mainly bb/Pendlay rowing and pull-ups that will do it.

    Also, and this will only mask the issue (NOT a permanent fix), using some capsaicin-based hot cream, like Blue Heat or Equiblock over the area will distract you from the elbow pain (because your skin will be burning). Pulling a neoprene sleeve over the joint will literally get your elbow so hot as you sweat and the cream soaks into your pores that you will have to take the sleeve off.

    Turmeric is a useful anti-inflammatory and health sup you could look into as well.
    I tried straps before but with no luck Today I was trying pull-ups and my elbows hurt so bad I had to stop... biceps and other pulls I went light, deadlifts was the only thing I could go heavy on without pain... it’s annoying and sad...

    Gonna go and see my Chiropractor next week and see what he says, wish my luck.
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