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    Using Elbow Sleeves For Triceps?

    Hi everyone, I have a pair of Mark Bell STrong elbow sleeves coming. The main reason I bought them is to help with a mild elbow injury: one I received while going too heavy and explosive on skull crushers.

    My question is: am I kind of defeating the purpose of triceps training by using the sleeves? I mean, I planned on using them for the skull crushers possibly, but definitely for exercises like the close grip bench and cable pushdowns. I just don't want to further aggravate my elbows into serious injury. Does anyone else use sleeves for this purpose?

    Any help would be hugely appreciated.
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    IMO no.
    If you have elbow issues keeping them warm with moist heat(elbow sleeves)can make a difference.
    Sure they might help you lift more but thats not the purpose and your not at a meet.
    They help you get through your training with less elbow pain.
    I say yes go for it.
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    I use elbow sleeves for all of my push day workouts. Makes them a LOT less cranky on average. I have the blue STrong sleeves and purposefully did NOT buy them undersized so they provide me good heat/support without much if any noticeable rebound.
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    Sleeves, linament.
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    I use wrist wraps very often for my elbows when doing several movements.

    Do I get some spring out of them ? Yes
    Is it still making me stronger than I would be if I dont use them and end up getting pain all the time ? Yes

    I literally wouldn't have been able to progress my bench if I didnt wrap my elbows due to pain, and my metric is still "do I bench more now with them wrapped than I did before ... with them wrapped"
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