Predator Nutrition: Predator Knee Wraps
Goal: Joint Support
- Increases performance through way of compression
- Helps with pain management in the knees
- Supports knee ligaments and tendons
- Can dramatically increase your weight maximums
- Helps to improve form
- Easy to use
Directions For UseWhile wrapping the knee, keep the roll close to the leg. The further you hold the roll of wrap from the leg, the more wrap is exposed and the more slack you’ll have to contend with while making each revolution. After each pass behind the knee, pull the wrap tight and then lay the next layer of wrap (already stretched tightly) down on top of the knee. This will avoid pulling the patella to one side with the friction of the wrap. Pull tight across the back, and then lay on top on the front to help avoid the chance of patella displacement. Count the revolutions on each knee while you’re wrapping to make sure each side is symmetrical. Note the placement of each layer and make sure each knee corresponds accordingly. If they don’t look the same, they aren’t. For an easy finish, use a shoe lace or similar length string or wire coat hanger to place under the last full revolution. Then, place the loose end of the wrap in the lace/string/hanger and slip it out from under the preceding layer. For a quick release option, leave a loop ½ way under the last full revolution layer so that you can quickly release the wrap.
Heavy lifting can place a lot of stress on not just your muscles but ligaments and tendons too. Squats especially can cause serious damage if done incorrectly. By using knee wraps, you are supporting the knee joint meaning less chance of injury and an improvement in power. If you have a niggling injury, knee wraps can also assist with pain management preventing your training from suffering.
We recommend almost cycling knee wraps, as constantly supporting your knees with them can actually prevent your knee joints from becoming stronger. If you are strength training knee wraps are a great support and can improve maximum lifts. So if you're going for a heavy set or have slight knee pain that needs managing, these are perfect examples of when knee wraps should be used.
Every athlete from beginner to advanced should consider using knee wraps to prevent possible injury and aid in stronger lifts.