What are knee wraps?
Knee wraps are wraps that you wrap around your knees to provide support and stability to the knee joints. Knee wraps are often used for heavy squats. They are often used by strongman, weightlifters and bodybuilders.
What are the benefits of knee wraps?
Our knee wraps improve your knee stability during heavy leg workouts and thus prevent injuries. Our knee wraps are also used for you to succeed in lifting heavier weights, as they give you a spring-like effect at the bottom, which gives you an advantage in many leg exercises.
When to use knee wraps?
You can use our knee wraps for many leg exercises, e.g. for squats, hack squats, leg presses and similar exercises, where you aim to lift very heavy weights. We do not recommend that you use our knee wraps in isolation exercises for your hamstrings, as it gives you more resistance instead of help.
How to use knee wraps?
There are many different ways in which you can put on our knee wraps. Here we explain how you can most easily put on our wraps in a correct way.
- Start by rolling your knee wraps tightly into a roll. This makes it easier for you to tighten them tighter around your knees.
- Sit on a bench, pull the leg straight out. Start by pulling them around one lap, starting below the knee right where the calf ends.
- Then pull one turn above the kneecap so that you do not cover the kneecap, then wrap down over the kneecap so that you cover it, continue to wrap until the wrap ends.
- Remember to tighten your knee wraps while you wrap your knees.
- Finish by putting the end of your knee wraps down during one of the turns you wrapped.
How to wrap knee wraps?
Wrapping knee wraps correctly is important to achieve the right support and stability during your workouts. There are different ways to wrap knee wraps, and it can be beneficial to experiment with different techniques to find the one that suits you best. Here we go through some basic principles for wrapping knee wraps, and consider the pros and cons that different methods may have.
First, it's important to realize that not everyone necessarily needs to wrap the knee wraps in the same way. Different people have different anatomies and training goals, which can affect how to wrap the knee wraps. It's worth trying different techniques to find the one that gives you the best support and comfort.
When it comes to how tight to wrap knee wraps, you should strive for a balance between support and comfort. If the wraps are wrapped too tightly, it can lead to discomfort and restricted blood circulation, while too loosely wrapped knee wraps may not provide enough support. It's important to find a level of pressure that feels good for you and gives you the stability you need during training.
There are different ways to wrap knee wraps, and some common techniques include spiral wrapping, cross wrapping, and "X"-wrapping. Spiral wrapping involves wrapping the knee wrap around the knee in a spiral, while cross wrapping and "X"-wrapping involve wrapping the wrap in a cross or "X" pattern over the knee.
The different wrapping techniques have their own pros and cons. Spiral wrapping can provide even pressure around the entire knee, but may be less effective in providing support during heavy exercises such as squats. Cross wrapping and "X"-wrapping can provide better support for squats but may also feel more restrictive and less comfortable for some users. Try different techniques to find the one that suits you best.
In summary, there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to wrapping knee wraps. It's important to experiment with different techniques and pressure levels to find the method that gives you the best possible support and comfort. NTGear offers high-quality knee wraps designed to provide optimal support and durability, regardless of which wrapping technique you choose.
To help you get the most out of your knee wraps, we recommend that you take the time to learn the correct wrapping technique and that you continuously evaluate your needs and training goals. If you are unsure about how to wrap knee wraps or which technique is best for you, it may be a good idea to consult a trainer, physiotherapist or experienced athlete for advice and tips.
NTGear is here to provide you with high-quality knee wraps that help you achieve your training goals and improve your performance. Our customer service is always at your disposal to help you choose the right product for your needs and provide advice on the use of our products. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns - we are here to help you get the most out of your training.
Using knee wraps in powerlifting
Knee wraps are an important accessory for many who participate in powerlifting. They offer extra support, stability, and protection for your knees during training and competition. Here we go through some of the reasons to use knee wraps in powerlifting, pros and cons, and when it might be appropriate to use them. Please note that our knee wraps are not IPF approved.
Using knee wraps in powerlifting can be advantageous for several reasons. Firstly, knee wraps can help to improve performance by providing increased support and stability, which can help you lift heavier weights and perform more repetitions. Secondly, knee wraps can help protect your knees from injury by minimizing the strain on the knee joint and preventing overuse.
However, there are also some downsides to consider when it comes to using knee wraps in powerlifting. If used incorrectly or wrapped too tightly, knee wraps can potentially cause discomfort and limit blood circulation, which can negatively impact performance and health. Furthermore, overuse of knee wraps in some cases can lead to the muscles around the knee becoming reliant on the external support, which can reduce the natural stability and strength of the knee joint.
When it comes to using knee wraps in powerlifting, it's important to consider your individual needs and goals. For some lifters, it may be appropriate to use knee wraps during all training sessions and competitions, while others might only want to use them at specific times, such as when they are trying to lift heavier weights or when they feel that their knees need extra support.
In conclusion, knee wraps can offer significant benefits for those participating in powerlifting, including improved performance and protection against injuries. However, it's important to use them correctly and to consider both pros and cons before integrating them into your training routine.