Knee sleeves and elbow sleeves

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  1. DarkA

    DarkA Active Member AGJ Supporter

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    Hey guys,

    where can i buy some decent knee sleeves and elbow sleeves?

    Use knee wraps whenever squatting heavy but have always wanted to get some knee sleeves.

    Also need elbow sleeves while im at it.

    brands? prefer something thats good but not massively expensive. Recommend a good shop in Melbourne. I know iron edge are in Dandenong?

    Not sure about buying online cause id like to get the fitment correct. pretty snug.

    cheers
     
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    I always recommend Harris now. Australian company that supports a number of Aussie athletes (as well as international). They have top quality gear, and measurements on their site for getting the correct size. If they aren't correct for some reason, there's a return policy so you can exchange them. They just came out with an even more supportive 9mm knee sleeve too.

    They don't have elbow sleeves currently, but I use a smaller pair of their knee sleeves for that and they work absolutely fine. I'm sure they would have something you're after. There's a standard sleeve, comp stiff sleeve and the 9mm.

    http://www.harrisstabilitysystems.com.au/
     
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    DarkA Active Member AGJ Supporter

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    Hey thanks [MENTION=6124]Venkman[/MENTION] their gear looks quality and pretty decent prices.

    yeh ive never used elbow sleeves but got some forearm tendonitis thats givin me pain benching. wrapping them has helped alot but dont want to be wrapping my own elbows for benching lol.
     
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    [MENTION=8281]DarkAsh[/MENTION] If you get a nice snug fit sleeve for your elbows it will probably help. [MENTION=1860]shreko[/MENTION] made some of his own elbow compression cuffs (as have a couple of my mates out of a Harris knee wrap) with success. Might be worth trying that out too.

    I have a pair of the Harris pants, and two pairs of the standard sleeves and am happy with all of them (also have some knee wraps but haven't had a chance to use them really). I have tried on a pair of the 9mm sleeves that a friend has and they felt very supportive.
     
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    DarkA Active Member AGJ Supporter

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    [MENTION=6124]Venkman[/MENTION]. yeh i got to do something to support my elbows. they are even playing up while im doing heavy low bar squats. i notice a few power lifters sleeve their elbows. i can see why.

    thanks for your help their equipment looks quailty.
     
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    flow baked beans Connoisseur

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    Definitely go Harris. Great products and aa great company
     
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    DarkA Active Member AGJ Supporter

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    yeh and their prices are good. i was looking at rehband but they are like 60 for just one sleeve not the pair. effing expensive.
     
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    [MENTION=8281]DarkAsh[/MENTION] if your looking for a budget fix it is very easy to make wrist wraps into mini compression sleeves. Mine work a treat and you can put as much or as little tension as required.
    So if your wanting a budget fix get some cheap 24" wrist wraps from eBay and just get the misses to sew longer Velcro on for more adjustability and you have some mini elbow sleeves.
     
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    [MENTION=1860]shreko[/MENTION] hey mate, yeh i use some old wrist wraps and wrap them tight around my forearm, helps alot with tendonitis. but yeh the velcro gives out pretty quick. i went and just bought an elbow sleeve from the pharmacy for like 20 bucks. feels pretty snug. see if it help when i hit bench tomorrow.

    going to order the harris sleeves now.
     
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    DarkA Active Member AGJ Supporter

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    [MENTION=6124]Venkman[/MENTION] Just splashed out and ordered the new 9mm knee sleeves. cant wait. pretty excited not to have to wrap my knees now. cheers
     
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    Awesome. Give us an update on how you like them. They usually ship extremely quick.
     
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    i am going to grab the same in a couple of weeks, i love my normal ones so the new ones should be g2g
     
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    sweet as. ill post up my thoughts, but needless to say they will be good. cheers
     
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    Grab yourself one of their lever belts if u dont have one there bloody awesome
     
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    I haven't used their belts lifting but have tried them on. Definitely solid and more pliable than the Inzer Forever belts, but I have an Inzer that will probably last forever so I'll continue using that unless I out-fat it.
     
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    So ive been using the 9mm knee sleeves for 2 weeks now.

    Pros: -comfortable enough to wear for entire workout
    -snug fit
    -if you wear them from the start i believe you warm up quicker
    -squatting: confidence to up the weight quicker
    -squatting: confidence to drop into the hole without worrying about knees
    - bascially very supportive
    - i think they really shine when deep hack squatting. i dont know why but it make hack squatting so much better on the knees.

    Cons: -knee wraps still better when going for a single or a double with max weight. in saying that the sleeves can be used for like 90% of leg workout. then use wraps if hitting a 1RM.
    - my experience with postage wasnt great $15 flat rate i thought was to expensive. i want to order another product but the shipping is too much compared to other online sellers.
    - took almost 8 days to get delivered. again too slow considering shipping price.


    basically i love them.
    i would recommend harris to anyone.

    cheers
     
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    That length of time on postage isn't common. My guess is a bad luck if the draw.

    Glad you like the sleeves though!
     
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    [MENTION=8281]DarkA[/MENTION] sounds like the 9mm sleeves are good. Have you ever used spd knee sleeves? If so, any idea how they compare?

    [MENTION=6124]Venkman[/MENTION] ever heard anyone compare the 9mm ones to spds? I'd like to support an aussie company if i need some new sleeves. Been using spds for about 1.5 years and like them.

    Would like to try some tighter sleeves as mine are pretty loose and they stink haha... despite soaking and washing numerous times.
     
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    From What I have seen but not in person the spd are more like there regular sleeves. The 9mm are a lot stiffer.

    I had a pair of Tommy kono's the regular sleeves shit all over them.
     
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    Haha, yeah unfortunately once sleeves stink its hard to get the smell out.

    I haven't heard of anyone compare them, but I assume they'd be pretty similar. I think I said in this thread that I tried the new ones which weren't my size and they still felt very supportive. I use a medium normal sleeve which I feel is good support, so the comp stiff or new 7mm should be great.

    [MENTION=2832]Riley[/MENTION]
     

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