There was a recent question in the Injury sub-forum at JPFitness.com (the link to JP’s forum is on the sidebar to the right) on knee sleeves in weightlifting. My own experience with knee sleeves and knee wraps has been somewhat limited in terms of using them, but given that I was part of the trial team that looked at knee bracing in patellofemoral syndrome, I’m not entirely unfamiliar with their concept, as we used neoprene knee sleeves as part of a placebo arm in evaluating patellofemoral braces in treating patellofemoral pain. However, I was definitely intrigued to look at the literature in terms of evidence for the use of neoprene sleeves in non-injured populations.
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I have a friend who recently decided that he would switch his workout from the evening to the morning. Like EARLY in the morning. Like, get up at 5am so he can eat, dress, go pick up his workout partner and arrive at the gym by 6:15, to start their workout at 6:30, which starts with “cardio”. This change, from a nice workout in the evening, which permitted sleeping to a decent hour in the morning to go to work. So I asked him why he was making the change. And the conversation went a bit like this:
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