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qdiddy69
02-01-2009, 09:45 PM
So i did the base cycle of smolov and my squat went through the roof, i did some powercleans for speed work and am currently taking time off to let my knees rest before squating heavy again.. Its been about a week of no direct leg work and my knees still feel stiff, do i just need to give my joints more time to heal or is the fact that im squatting without knee wraps hurting my knees in the long run.

I would like to keep knee wraps off if i can. but for those of you experience powerlifters who are lifting heavy, would you say knee wraps are a must when you start to add some seriuos weight on the bar?

isaku900
02-01-2009, 09:57 PM
knee sleeves.

i recommend dese:

http://prowriststraps.com/inc/sdetail/129177

FedorVladimir
02-01-2009, 09:59 PM
Rehbands are pretty popular:

http://www.jackalsgym.com/store/img/rh-ks.jpg

isaku900
02-01-2009, 10:06 PM
Rehbands are pretty popular:

http://www.jackalsgym.com/store/img/rh-ks.jpg

if you can get the blue ones...the grey ones aren't nearly as good.

FedorVladimir
02-01-2009, 10:14 PM
if you can get the blue ones...the grey ones aren't nearly as good.

http://www.jackalsgym.com/store.aspx?prod_id=RH-KS

bought some earlier this month.