The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Knee Straps for Squats?

    Hi Everyone,
    First time posting but have read the forum for a while. I have a question that I have received mixed answers from people about: I'm not sure what my one rep max for my squat is, but I can do 4x 315 lbs. I know it's not real heavy, but a buddy of mine in the gym mentioned he thought I should start wearing knee straps. I spoke with another guy who I know was a powerlifter for many years, and his opinion was that knee straps are nothing more than a false sense of security. He also mentioned though that many people have many different opinions and that was just his. I don't really feel like I need them at the moment, but at the same time I would always like to err on the side of caution. What is your opinion? Thanks so much

    -LB

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    I do feel more comfortable squatting with them, but I am not sure how much they really add to a squat. I do think they add a few pounds, but how much I have no idea. I think for me it gives me a better sense of what my knees are doing since I can feel the wraps tighten on the way down and therefor keep better control of my squat.

    There are also a variety of wraps from really thick/stiff ones to thinner looser ones. And before anyone else does it, "That's what she said."

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    a powerlifter claiming knees wraps are "nothing more than a false sense of security"???


    If you're not having any health concerns with your knees, then you don't need them. You can get a pair of knee sleeves if you're worried about health issues.

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    so knee sleeves are ideal if you have bad knees then right? cause i get some wierd feeling like if they go numb and feel tingly after

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    After using wraps? That means you are getting them tight enough . Knee sleeves help keep the joints warm and there for lubricated if needed.

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    Anything over 300 I wrap my knees. Plus I had a compound fracture and ****ed up my knee in a wreck so i'm paranoid.
    January 07-164 pounds
    *Bulking*
    Deccember 07 - 225 pounds

    June 08 - 205
    *Currently Cutting*
    Goal-190

    November 08-238 pounds
    *Bulking till January 1st*

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    Loosely wrapped to add stability is fine, but unless powerlifting is your goal then wrapping them so tightly that it actually adds to your lift is just masturbation.

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