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Wraps/Sleeves


#1

I've been squatting for the last two and a half months using knee sleeves. Last time I used wraps was in competition and hit 415 with some left on the platform. Yesterday, I used wraps for the first time since May and grinded out 405 for a single. I feel like I have gotten a lot stronger since May but that squat doesn't reflect that. Could it be due to the fact it was the first time I've squatted heavy with wraps in a while Also, do you guys prefer training with wraps all the time or just prepping for a competition? First post for me so any input would be great. Thanks guys


#2

Could just have had a bad training day. Also, think about all of the extra adrenaline you likely had on the platform. I think being able to use the wraps effectively is key, but training without them allows you to get more out of less weight. Just my opinion on that.


#3

Only when prepping personally I hate putting the fuckers on.


#4

Meh, I have the same problem. I've gotten some pounds from wraps before, but usually I don't feel like they help at all.


#5

I didn't read whole post if you don't feel like you get something out of wraps your either not wrapping them worth a shit, the wrap its self is not worth a shit, or you don't know how to use them worth a shit lol.


#6

Agreed I get at least 50 lbs. out of my wraps and they're only 2m.


#7

Thats the problem I usually do get at least 40 lbs out of them lol I was wondering if it would take me a few squat sessions to get the most out of them again.


#8

Yea agreed especially since it was my first meet, I was pretty jacked up lol. Thanks for the advice


#9

Yeah but you should be be getting more out of them if your not your wrapping is off some where or you don't have a very good wrap in general.


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#11

I used a pair that my buddy has and they are fairly nice wraps I wouldnt buy them myself but I like something I get a few extra revolutions out of like the APT 2x or The Lilliebridge Wraps. I know alot of people dont like them but I enjoy them. However that was with a closer stance. Now that I am playing around with a ultra wide squats I prefer something thick as hell like the KLA 3000s or the Elite FTS Heavies.


#12

So they're a bit heavier than the lilliebridge wraps? I use a medium/close stance and I'm just looking for something I'll get a shit load of weight out of.


#13

Yeah they are stiffer in my opinion I don't get as many revolutions. I know I love the lilliebridge wraps when my stance is they are very hard to best especially if you have some one else to put them on. I much prefer them over the APT 2x.