Monday 141208

Box squats
5-5-5-5-5

then
9-7-5 reps for time:
Front squats 60% of 5RM above
Bar muscle-ups

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Why It’s Time to Break Up With Your Knee Sleeves

#NOMORESLEEVES

Are you a chronic “knee-sleever”? Do you wear your knee sleeves for workouts that include wall balls, air squats, or any other lower body movement?

What follows is an excerpt from an article I found on breakingmuscle.com – a lot of really good points!

The research is clear. Knee sleeves are helpful for managing pain in people who already have arthritis. They also give people a sense of joint positioning. But using proper mobilization techniques is a better method for joint positioning because you can see the difference during your test and retest.

Compression is only helpful when worn for extended periods of time, not just for one to two hours while you are exercising.

 The bottom line is you should have a warm-up and mobility piece planned to accompany your workout (don’t wing it, that never works), and you should use the ideas above to identify and manage issues contributing to any knee pain. 

 “Compression is only helpful when worn for extended periods of time, not just for one to two hours while you are exercising.”

If you truly believe there are benefits to knee sleeves, then it’s time you started drinking your own Kool-Aid and just upgrade to the full-body sleeve.

For the rest of us, its time to man up (like Kendrick Ferris) and ditch the knee sleeves.

Check out the original article here.

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