I know the general consensus is that lifting without a belt for non-maximal lifts is preferred so that the various muscles involved in lumbar stabilization develop along with the primary mover in say, the squat.
Now I have been having a lot of knee pain recently, and more than the pain (which comes and goes), I just feel a general instability down there. I’ve never had a knee injury (that I’m aware of), but the idea of a torn meniscus or anything else down there has me a bit worried.
My question is, would knee wraps add support but take away from stabilization like belts do? Or are knee wraps a good investment without really any drawbacks.
Mike Robertson recommends them in his article [topic]1127149[/topic] but does not really address this issue.