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BigRic
01-27-2006, 12:55 PM
Woah I put them on today for my two heavy sets of squats, even though it wasn't that heavy because my knee was bothering me I have inflammation of the Quad at the insertion to the patella, but anyways knee wraps are awesome, i did 315x3 325x3 I could have easily thrown on an extra 50 lbs probably i came out of the whole easily, our S&C coach was telling me to not go so low so it was definately parallel they were alot more effective then i though. and yes i know that was one big run on sentence.

Gutz981
01-27-2006, 08:42 PM
Yep wraps definitly give you some extra support. I love them.

Optimum08
01-27-2006, 10:24 PM
any good knee wrap brands? or are they all kind of the same?

Adam
01-27-2006, 11:42 PM
Inzer are always a good buy for wraps.
Titan ones are as good as inzer when you first buy them, but after a few uses they stretch very easy. At least thats how the Signature and previouse generartions were like. I've never wore there new wraps.

Gutz981
01-28-2006, 09:41 AM
Yeah go with some inzer ones. Those are the ones I have, I've only used them a few times but so far they are great.

dtshen
01-29-2006, 01:59 PM
are knee wraps healthy to use? dont they take away from some ofthe benefits of squatting with nothing

Optimum08
01-29-2006, 02:02 PM
well u only use them when your going really heavy like a new PR or something like that, its just like straps, they assist in giving you more support, etc.

drew
01-29-2006, 03:26 PM
Your coach told you not to go lower? What the hell kind of coach is he?

Anyway, wraps are key. I just use a cheap pair of Harbinger wraps right now. Good enough for training lifts.

BigRic
01-29-2006, 06:27 PM
Your coach told you not to go lower? What the hell kind of coach is he?

Anyway, wraps are key. I just use a cheap pair of Harbinger wraps right now. Good enough for training lifts.

We'll usually I hit like 3 or 4 inches below parallel but he was stopping me at parallel, and he's probably one of the best strength and conditioning coaches in America.

drew
01-29-2006, 08:10 PM
Who is your coach?

KevinStarke
01-29-2006, 08:17 PM
Yah who is this guy i'll ask Phil, he's trained several football teams before.

BigRic
01-29-2006, 09:19 PM
http://cmuchippewas.collegesports.com/school-bio/cmu-strength-condition.html

Paul Longo.

imageD
01-29-2006, 09:29 PM
I trust anything by Inzer.

I have the 13mm forever lever belt and the 20" Iron Z wrist wraps. Next thing I am going to order are the Iron Z knee wraps

WBBIRL
01-29-2006, 10:00 PM
For saftey I would say, its not like they add 30lbs to your max squat. Just helps with the pressure at the bottom of the motion.

@BigRic

The guy may be wrong and he may be right. IMHO parallel is more then fine, and back when I could squat worth something I would do heavy partials to break platues. As long as you go to parallel then I think your fine. Being as fat in the gut as I am, its a duesy just to get to parallel let alone 3 " below.

Isaac Wilkins
01-30-2006, 06:18 AM
Your coach told you not to go lower? What the hell kind of coach is he?

Anyway, wraps are key. I just use a cheap pair of Harbinger wraps right now. Good enough for training lifts.

Remember that his knee is inflamed. His coach probably wanted him to stay ABOVE parallel and he was going lower, that's why he said something.

Longo is a good coach with a lot of experience. Also, the coach has seen this progressing and seen his form. We haven't. You can't make a blanket statement implying that everyone should go ATG all of the time if you don't have their particulars.