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McMuffin_GainsIconAnother knee wrap thread.11-05-2015 @ 21:04 
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Any recommendations on knee wraps for powerlifting competition?

First comp will be affiliated to BDFPA and specs say they can be no longer than 2m in length and 8cm in width.

Knee wraps mean I have to compete in the equipped category despite the fact I wont be using bench shirt or squat/dead suits. Not too bothered anyway as last year there was only one other competitor in my weight category eq or uneq.

Looking for the wraps with the best lifting advantage although don't particularly want to be taking them on and off in between sets.
b15ape1Icon...11-05-2015 @ 21:22 
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Always used Inzer wraps for both training and comps,their very good!!

But believe me if you put them on properly youll be ripping them off between sets as your legs want to expode!!

Knee sleeves may be better Wink
KevC86Icon...11-05-2015 @ 21:27 
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If you plan on having knee wraps loose enough to wear between lifts then just don't bother with them and compete in the uneq.
McMuffin_GainsIcon...11-05-2015 @ 21:34 
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KevC86 said:If you plan on having knee wraps loose enough to wear between lifts then just don't bother with them and compete in the uneq.


I have been using some old maximuscle (lol) wraps I've has for an eternity. They provide slight advantage and I can bear to keep them on between sets. They don't however comply with rules and as it happens one f**ked up today mid lift and all the velcro tore off.

If it comes to it then I'll just use my SBD sleeves for lighter training and just wrap up for heavy sets.
McMuffin_GainsIcon...11-05-2015 @ 21:38 
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Are there any feds which allow raw with wraps? what about raw with sleeves? It's bloody confusing.
b15ape1Icon...11-05-2015 @ 21:43 
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GBPF allows raw with sleeves
LewisboardIcon...11-05-2015 @ 21:50 
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BPO allows raw with wrap, most guys including myself use Titan gold standards, stiff as though always wanting to rip them off ASAP
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McMuffin_GainsIcon...13-05-2015 @ 20:53 
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Thanks for replys,

Just a thought, tried on some 2m stiff knee wraps today but they did not wrap anywhere near as many times as my old ones. How is it fair that they cap the length at 2m, meaning blokes with bigger legs don't get the same number of wraps and therefore the same amount of support as someone with small legs?
JonA81Icon...13-05-2015 @ 21:04 
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McMuffin_Gains said:Thanks for replys,

Just a thought, tried on some 2m stiff knee wraps today but they did not wrap anywhere near as many times as my old ones. How is it fair that they cap the length at 2m, meaning blokes with bigger legs don't get the same number of wraps and therefore the same amount of support as someone with small legs?


Arbitrary cap imposed in the 70s to prevent rule bending. I think one GB lifter wore 18 ft wraps at one of the first world's!

GPC allow 2.5m wraps AFAIK.
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JonA81 said:
Arbitrary cap imposed in the 70s to prevent rule bending. I think one GB lifter wore 18 ft wraps at one of the first world's!
GPC allow 2.5m wraps AFAIK.


Haha, yes that's a little excessive!

Using the 2m wraps I can only really wrap between an inch either side of my knee. Will I be losing out at all from not having the wrapping extend up onto my quads? The whole knee joint is covered and it's tight as hell, feels like my legs in a vice. Roll-Eyes
JonA81Icon...13-05-2015 @ 22:43 
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I think a wraps width above the kneecap is fine as long as there is no gapping in between. Not sure that going much further up the quad will give anything extra.
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McMuffin_GainsIcon...13-05-2015 @ 22:59 
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JonA81 said:I think a wraps width above the kneecap is fine as long as there is no gapping in between. Not sure that going much further up the quad will give anything extra.


Cheers mate, will have a play about, I think I may be able to wrap from base of knee to a wraps width above and that would leave 2 full wraps to go over the knee itself and tuck in.
Robbo91Icon...13-05-2015 @ 23:27 
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Titan RPMs might be worth a shot, they're desgined to get as many wraps as possible for bigger legged lifters. I got a pair of metal silvers but I have the same problem as you not being able to wrap enough, I get more out of the RPMs.

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