I just bought a pair of knee sleeves this past weekend, since squats have been bothering my knees. My knees felt great while I was squatting this weekend, but when I took them off they were kind of sore. My knees are always sore right below my kneecap after heavy squatting, but these sleeves really helped A LOT!!! It's now 2 days later, and I feel good again. My next squat session isn't until next Monday either so I have a good amount of rest time.
I'm just wondering if any of you guys use these things and what your experience is with them. Are they really protecting my knees, or should I just not be squatting if it bothers my knees? They really make me feel much better and safer while I'm squatting though.
I think my form is okay (a few powerlifters at my gym watched my form, and they said it was good, the only thing they said I should do differently is hold the bar lower down on my back by using a slightly wider grip, but doing that hurts my wrists). I squat to exactly parallel.