Decent workout today, taking a slightly different approach and increasing reps/volume by a rep or two for the next 4 weeks and then reduce reps for last 2 weeks.
Coan bent over rows
Parallel bar dips
Seated front press from pins (forehead height)
Relatively light but first time doing these so will build up weight over coming weeks
Tried the SBD knee sleeves for the first time today (squats). Much tighter than my Rehbands particularly around my calves. Got them on and initially felt very stiff and "strange" compared to 2 years wearing the Rehbands. But the proof would be how they performed whilst squatting.
Did they make the same weight feel easier, in a word no. They don't build heat around the joint like the Rehbands and don't feel as comfortable. BUT on my heavy sets due to their more stiff nature did give me more confidence once in the bottom position. I changed back to the Rehbands when doing SLDL for comfort and little support/warmth.
SBD sleeve positives v the Rehbands
Slightly higher quality/better made
Longer so I guess would be a little more supportive
Stiffer (good and bad) so gave me more confidence when squatting heavy
Negatives v Rehbands
Less comfortable (due to stiffness)
Don't build warmth like the Rehbands
Can't be worn for long durations
Size/tightness around the knee dictated by calve size - they are more tapered than the Rehbands and stiffer.
post edited by Dav - 2018/06/17 15:36:24