What do you guys think about using knee wraps purely for periodic increases in overloading and the ability to increase knee stability to your liking?
I am using knee sleeves at the moment, but my hypertrophy block has literally destroyed my legs at the moment and I still have 6 weeks left before I enter my deload then peak for my meet. The knee sleeves (sbd) are just not cutting it at the moment.
My competition is strictly raw, so no knee wraps on meet day. But, I hear people say they use knee wraps even in raw training for the increased overload and compression/stability. How I see it, if knee wraps can allow me to pump out some more volume while keep my legs moderately sane for the rest of this hypertrophy block, I see it as a win. Under normal circumstances I would just rest from squats for a week or two, but at this stage in prep, I really want to keep going.
I’m pretty much textbook wide stance upright high bar squatter anyways, so I don’t think the wraps will change the groove that much.
What do you guys think? Simply from a stability standpoint. Not interested whether knee wraps allow me more weight, merely for the compression/stability while I finish off this hypertrophy block.