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    Sleeves

    I am thinking about buying elbow and possibly knee sleeves. I compete in strongman, so I was hoping that the elbow sleeves could maybe give me a little more "pop" and increase my overhead push press.

    I tried buying the Elitefts sleeves last year, but they didn't fit. And I don't have huge arms, so i am not sure why they didn't fit.

    What sleeves would you guys recommend in order to get a little "pop" and help increase my overhead press? Thanks!

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    I'd probably get some of the heavier duty ones if you want some pounds on your lifts
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    APT makes some pretty gangster elbow wraps


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    FWIW, I wear my APT knee sleeves (the red and black ones) on my elbows. When I bought them I weighed about 180 and now they fit very well on my arms.

    If you're worried about sizing I call or email APT directly and get his opinion
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    I really like the Tommy Kono sleeves
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    Thanks for the input guys. Do you think that sleeves can actually put on pounds for someone's overhead push press? Thanks!

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    if they're tight they may be able to. I use my knee/elbow sleeves for support but they offer me more stability and control than any kind of support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhateverItTakes View Post
    I am thinking about buying elbow and possibly knee sleeves. I compete in strongman, so I was hoping that the elbow sleeves could maybe give me a little more "pop" and increase my overhead push press.

    I tried buying the Elitefts sleeves last year, but they didn't fit. And I don't have huge arms, so i am not sure why they didn't fit.

    What sleeves would you guys recommend in order to get a little "pop" and help increase my overhead press? Thanks!
    Are you going to be using them for log or axle? Thicker sleeves will give you more carryover but they may effect your ability to get an axle or barbell into the 'rack' position (depending on your current size/etc.).

    I would recommend APT Convict Sleeves, double ply for log and single ply for axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    Are you going to be using them for log or axle? Thicker sleeves will give you more carryover but they may effect your ability to get an axle or barbell into the 'rack' position (depending on your current size/etc.).

    I would recommend APT Convict Sleeves, double ply for log and single ply for axle.
    I would be using them for both axle and log. Thanks for the input. I probably will go with the double ply convicts in order to get more carryover.

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    Agree w/ the APT convicts... Some serious wraps for sure!

    The Inzer sleeves are pretty darn good too w/ the velcro adjustments.

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