My uneducated guess for the discomfort could be a combination of things. First, I need better footwear. The two years I trained without discomfort, I wore cross trainers. The cross trainers have worn down from wearing them and my stance feels unbalanced. Correct me if I am wrong, but from my understanding weightlifting shoes are more appropriate for Olympic squats than cross trainers.
Second, I have always trained at home. I moved into a new first floor apartment recently and the entire floor of the apartment tilts downwards towards the street. I tried squatting in both directions, however my stance felt unbalanced either way so I started squatting with a 1/2 to 5/8 inch board underneath the heels of my feet to even things out. The board worked as far as solving the balance issue, however I started feeling discomfort in my knees after I started squatting with the heels of my feet underneath a board.
Last edited by CosmicForce; 10-29-2010 at 07:03 PM.
got the elite fts super heavey elbow and knee sleeves just in 2 weeks ago can only get them on with bags under lol and got the sizes i needed to but i guess when they ask your weight they might mean if you all muscle cause im 225 and about 20%bodyfat and those muther fers are tight no leaving them on i panic the first time i put them on and could not get them off lol toes were like
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As for the Tommy Kono knee bands, I ordered mediums and they are snug, but not super tight.They feel really good and I"m glad I didn't order the Large as I started to. I don't foresee any problems with the bands sliding down.
If I try to simply slide them on as they come with the fabric on the outside, they will go over my calf and stop. I turn them inside out as others have said and roll them back over the knee and they go on like a snap!
If I try to simply slide them on as they come with the fabric on the outside, they will go over my calf and stop. I turn them inside out as others have said and roll them back over the knee and they go on like a snap![/QUOTE]
im going to try that next time i use mine
I bought blue rehbands and a pair of weightlifting shoes. I did olympic squats last Saturday and my knees felt fine.
Last edited by CosmicForce; 12-01-2010 at 01:46 PM. Reason: grammar
I go the Vulkan knee sleeves. They are awesome.
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