When it comes to knees, sleeves are usually recommended for preventing injuries and keeping the joint warm. Wraps to a)lift more or b)lift despite injuries
Elbow wraps… feels like they don’t add very much to your lift compared to a shirt, but I know some use them to lift despite past injuries.
Sleeves have done wonders for my elbows. Especially combined with fish oil.
Wrist wraps: If you think you need them. If you lift a lot and feels that your wrists are a weak point holding you back. Can help you keep the wrist in line with the bar. I thought I needed them for squats (had to cut a few sets short because of pain) and bought wraps for that reason, but just adding some more meat to my back was a way better solution. I squat without wrist wraps now.
I don’t know your lifts, but if you start to feel like your knees and elbows are taking a beating, exercise selection, sleeves and fish oil could help you, and if you need more compression, wraps might help.[/quote]
so, do you put the fish oil on the inside of the wraps?
lol I kid. thanks for the info.
I wonder if any of you guys have experience using wrist wraps to prevent/work around ulnar wrist pain while doing bicep curls? yes, I am being serious. occasionally something on the pinkie side of my wrist will flare up when doing supinated curls (once it flared up when I was turning my hand over doing paperwork). I usually use the EZbars instead and avoid straight bb curls, or if it’s really bad i just do hammer curls instead.