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rho

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How to incorporate kneesleeves in training
« on: October 24, 2016, 02:51:47 PM »
I've just bought a pair of kneesleeves. I'm planning on using them when I get sore patella tendons. That happens sometimes when I do some volume on the squats like #37v2. My intention was to use them only when I feel pain AND on (mock)meets.

My plan is like this:
Squat without sleeves as much as possible. Do the test day (in the >80kg 3 day program: #32v2 week 1) without sleeves and use this number for the next cycle.
After the test-days till the meet I will train with sleeves to get used to them.
Do a (mock) meet with sleeves and set a PR. But this PR will not be used for training.

Is this a good idea or should I do it differently?

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Re: How to incorporate kneesleeves in training
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 08:36:35 PM »
Kneesleeves shouldn't give you a lot of extra kg, so don't bother too much.

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Re: How to incorporate kneesleeves in training
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 10:52:07 PM »
Kneesleeves shouldn't give you a lot of extra kg, so don't bother too much.
You haven't tried the SBD's then. ;)

I tried them for 2 sets and was very surprised how easy they went compared to same weight it did just before, without the sleeves.

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Re: How to incorporate kneesleeves in training
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2016, 12:45:44 PM »
I have the SBDs ofcoruse, extra tight also for competition (size L at 152 kg BW) but still I don't think it makes more than 5 kg difference.

rho

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Re: How to incorporate kneesleeves in training
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 12:57:40 PM »
Really? For the few sets I tested them it felt like quite a difference.
I'll go ahead as planned then. Only at the mock-meet I'll try to set a PR without and see if I can top it when using the sleeves.

p.s. Are you on DBB too? (the very tall guy with the beard)

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Re: How to incorporate kneesleeves in training
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2016, 01:41:50 PM »
Jep that's me.

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Re: How to incorporate kneesleeves in training
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2016, 01:54:12 PM »
You're strong guy!

Maybe the heavier your squat the less advantage you get from tight sleeves?