People often ask about sleeves v. wraps. I’ve been using Super Heavy Elite FTS sleeves for 2 years. I love this product and the move from bare knees to sleeves gave me a lot more confidence squatting and consistently hitting depth. Perhaps purely a placebo effect but it’s there nonetheless. I also think these sleeves do give a bit of a pop out of the hole.
Monday was my first day squatting wrapped. I worked up to a new PR, 3 sets of chains + 400 lb straight weight, which equated to 430 out the hole and 510 at lockout. Going from sleeves to wraps, I JUMPED out of hole. Definitely more punch out of the hole than sleeves.
My question is this. What kind of poundage increase do folks see with wraps (recognizing that its highly individual)?
I don’t think I can go back to sleeves or bare knees for competition.