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Best for Met-con, gymnastics, parkour, moderate lifting. Buy a size or two smaller and WORTH THE PRICE!
on November 13, 2016
PRICE/VALUE: This knee sleeve is worth the price and best used for mobile activities as well as anything that can place stress on your knee due to deep squats. If you're buying for crossfit, I see this benefiting on the body weight exercises, wall balls, or anything that makes you go low.
WHY I PURCHASED: I only purchased one sleeve because I have a history of osgood schlatter knee when I was a (heavy set) active kid, and recently had a pain. I had also bought a Pho-cat knee band, which may be ok for lighter activity, running, or anything that didn't need squats. Now, with doing some parkour, gymnastics, martial arts or met-con, I needed something that would let me move easier but still provide some support. This was a great solution, and felt an immediate difference in my parkour class (lots of jumps, and controlled landings last class)
COMPARISION: Against my Tommy Kono sleeves, you'll be paying twice for Rehbands (especially if you get the original 7 mm sleeve). However, you do get the ease of slipping these knee sleeves on much quicker and less painful if you have leg hair. I can't speak to comparing the tommy kono vs. rehband 7 mm sleeve, but for my case, they are a different tool - TKs for heavy squats and olympic lifts vs. these Rehbands (5mm) for agile movement needing support
SIZE: When you measure, you'll likely be about one or two sizes bigger than what you should order. I'm 5'7 and 200 lbs, measured as an XL but got the medium from other's recommendation (also the same size as my TKs), but after yesterday, knew I made the right choice
TAKEAWAY: Hest for lots of movement, gymnastics, met-con, parkourt, etc.; Worth the price, consider a smaller size, definitely putting on my wish list for the other as a spare or for my left knee for more moderate lifting activity .