I was doing squats in the gym the other day, when a guy asked me why I don't wrap my knees when I go beyond 315. He said that everyone he knew did this as a matter of course. I do not currently have problems with my knees. Should I still be wrapping at any point?
I am mostly a recreational lifter; but, my wife is trying to get me to do a powerlifting competition with her in April. Thus, I will be maxing out then, something I haven't done in 10 years.
Also, if I do decide to compete, should I wear a belt? I have not worn one in 10 years as well.
Are belts and wraps still considered "raw"?