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Elite Knee Sleeves


#1

I have the Elite Super Heavy Knee sleeves they are are grat sleeve. But after 6 weeks of wearing them they don't give me nearly as much as they did the first few times. They loosen up fast, I know the Blue Rehband's dont stretch. How much of a difference is there between the two sleeves. I got about 20 or 25 lbs out of the elite's anything close to that with the rehbands?


#2

Honestly, if you want something that adds to your squat, you should be using wraps, not sleeves. Rely on sleeves for warmth and support primarily. I have the EFS Heavy Knee sleeves and they have stretched out a bit, but they still do their job by giving me lots of warmth and a good amount of knee support.


#3

Trust me I love knee wraps but the USPA only allows sleeves, just have to be non fastening.


#4

I'm assuming you are competing raw, since you are allowed to use knee wraps if you are competing in gear. Double check with someone from the USPA about the EFS sleeves. I know they have been banned from a few organizations for competitive use.


#5

You get 20-25 pounds out of your EFS sleeves? I have the same pair and get virtually nothing. I also have rehbands and the difference in weight is negligible, although the EFS sleeves are a little tighter and my knees feel a little more supported in them.