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    Leg Presses and Knee Wraps

    I had Knee Surgery in the summer...A minor scope surgery for some tears in my miniscus...Anyway, I am lifting again and my leg feels great. I just started doing squats again and will start wrapping my legs when I get to 300 pounds again (unless everyone advises to do it now). My main question is, does anyone wrap their knees for leg presses? Or advise someone to wrap their knees for leg presses. Can you do leg presses heavy enough to warrant wrapping your knees?

    I really hate wrapping my knees, but I hate knee surgery even more. Thanks
    Last edited by Panacea; 12-20-2003 at 01:11 PM.
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    start out light and see how it feels. work up slowly and if you feel stress or uncomfort in the knee joint, try wraping it and try it again. if this helps keep it up. and fromt time to time you go in the gym try and go up a little more without the knee wraps to help get the knee strong. but the key is to start out slowly.

    but always recomend using knee wraps for the heaviest sets of squats a matter of safety because of the extra instability on the movement (my knees are always a bit wably after footbal season from getign hit in them) but always use straps as a last resort and continue to try and get the knee stronger.

    as a side note i had a firiend who got his knee scoped and the doctor had him doing full squats the next day and he pop had the quickest most effective recovery from a torn ligament i have ever seen
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    Wraps aren't going to help in preventing an injury.
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    Then why wrap your knees on ANY exercise?
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    Powerlifters do it to provide extra "spring" out of the bottom of a squat. They aren't going to protect your knees.
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    only a knee brace will protect/prevent injuries

    wraps really dont protect but give assistance in a lift by forcing the joint to be straight

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    in the begining of training wraps help my knees alot by giving extra support like you said.(there usually banged up real bad after a season of running around and having people collide into them) but now as i squat more and more my knees are getting back stronger and i have to use them less and less

    they help some
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