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Elite FTS Elbow Sleeves


#1

Has anyone tried the EFS heavy or super heavy elbow sleeves? I'm thinking about getting a pair of one of them today before the sale is over at 2pm.

If anyone has the super heavys, do they add any weight to a lift/enough for it to not be considered raw?


#2

They're not allowed in raw lifting. I've got a pair and for the record if you do order, order a size or two bigger. I ordered larges with 16.5 inch arms and barely managed to get them off, took me about 10 mins to do so.


#3

My arms are 18" flexed, I got the xxxl and I need help getting them on.


#4

Thanks guys. Have either of you noticed that the super heavys add any weight, or do they just help with joint warmth?


#5

the super heavys should add some weight, I am assuming they are like their knee sleeves which I have. They too take me 15 minutes to put on and am going to need help now as I am tired of skinning my knuckles with them.

Go a size or two bigger than they say as was suggested by LM, I had to for my knee sleeves and are still tight as hell.

And no, they are not allowed.


#6

Yeah definitely get at least one size bigger for elbows. The knee sizes are a little better and after you wear them a few times they should fit okay.

If you have some and they are too small, you can stretch them out by soaking them in water then place a bar though the sleeve. Hang it in a power rack. Take another bar and put it through the same sleeve to where it is free swinging beneath the other bar. Now hang/pull on the free swinging bar for about 30 seconds. Repeat hanging/pulling about 10 times it should break in the sleeve with a permanent stretch. If you don't have a power rack try a pull up bar or a bench press. If you don't have two barbells a solid pipe or something similar will work.


#7

I have the regular heavies, they seem small, but like it was said before, after you wear them a few times they fit nice, still tight, but that's why your wearing them.


#8

I have super heavy knees(xxl) and elbows(xxxl), and I cant leave them on between sets, cuts off circulation. If you just want warmth go with the heavies or just a basic neoprene sleeve.


#9

Thanks a lot for the feedback everyone..Just ordered the regular heavies in XL. Hopefully I'm on my way to less shitty-feeling elbows.


#10

a review would be nice
my elbows are clicky

will want sleeves soon