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    Wrapping your knees for squats

    Forgive me if this has already been asked. I was wondering do anybody here wrap there knees when they squat.
    In Arnold's book he says wrap the knees when doing heavy squats because it raises the hydrostatic pressure (whatever that is) in the joints and prevents injury.
    I have never seen anyone in the gym do this though. Is this a worth while thing and if so can you buy a certain type of wrap for this purpose.

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    Not very much, I'm 150lbs and squat around 175lbs 6 times. Its not close to most of the stats that are on this board. I have developed alot of cracking and popping noises in my knees while squatting, and just wondering if wraps would help.

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    Naaaa - I wouldn't bother.

    You're squatting a little over what you weigh, which is great, but you're only squatting a little more than I do for 6 reps (I can do 160 for 6 reps, probably could do more but I start to black out...), and I'm a middle-aged woman. I don't think you need to worry about wraps just yet.

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    At what point would you consider using wraps Built? Been thinking about using them to see if they get me closer to 315.
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    I don't know. I guess it depends on your goals. I'm just looking for prettyness, so I don't really care how MUCH I can lift so much as what it can do for me.

    I train in a pretty serious BB gym, and I don't see a whole lot of people using wraps. Maybe more important for powerlifting, where the goals are different.

    Here's an article I've seen referred to a few times:
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/matt6.htm

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    Nah you dont need wraps at that weight, at one point i was squating over 450lbs and could rep 350 and I never needed a wrap. Id say I woulda started wrapping around 500-550 lbs and on up. Im trying to get my squats back to what they were and then into the 700-800 lb area.

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