Should you use a Knee Wrap or a Knee Sleeves?

Been selling this kneecaps by rocktape for a few days now and i have been getting questions like, what is more suitable for me, a kneecaps (aka knee sleeves) or a knee wraps. So i decided to put in a post and maybe you will get a better understanding on which one to choose.

schiek knee wraps
schiek knee wraps
  1. Knee Wraps is surely tigher and it gives more bounce as compare to a kneecaps.
  2. Its more for powerlifting (but not for raw powerlifting, its only for equipped powerlifting)
  3. It restricts blood flow so you will have to remove the wraps after every set.
  4. Not suitable for endurance sports such as crossfit or running.
  5. Not for people who tore their muscle and looking for a rehab support for the knee.
  6. Pretty durable and can last for quite some time.
ronnie coleman knee wrap
ronnie coleman knee wrap

As you can see in the picture Ronnie Coleman wrapping it up and preparing for his heavy lifts. The tighter the better. However if you watch his video, he will have to remove the wraps after every set, because it restrict the blood from flowing.

rocktape knee sleeves
rocktape knee sleeves
  1. Kneecaps aka knee sleeves provide support and is pretty tight if you wear it the right way.
  2. It provides warm for your knee, so there will be more blood circulation.
  3. suitable for endurance sports like running, crossfit and also strength training like power lifting and Olympic lifitng.
  4. IPF Approved.
  5. Can be wore throughout the workout
  6. Doesn’t restricts the blood flow.
  7. Good for people who just got an operation and looking for something to support their knee.
  8. Very durable and can last a long time.

Here is how you should wear the Knee Caps.

how to wear a knee sleeves
how to wear a knee sleeve
  1. flip the knee caps over
  2. the smaller hold enter the feet first
  3. pull it to half of your calf
  4. from the bottom flip the knee caps over.

For performance knee caps like rocktape you will not be able to pull up the wraps just like that, you will need to use the above method to wear it so it can be tighter.

 

RockTape Workshop at TMP Novena.

I want to start the post by asking you to watch this video on how a normal tape can affect the movement of a cat. Animal cant lie if something affects them. – shared by www.rocktape.com.sg

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What is Rocktape?
Rocktape is a natural-hybrid product and consists of 97% cotton, 3% nylon and uses no drugs. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive and contains no latex. When we manufacture Rocktape, we introduce a bias into the weave of the fabric so it stretches in one direction and not the other.
How it works? How can it help?
Rocktapes creates what we call a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism which lifts the skin away from the soft tissue. This allows blood to move into an injured area which accelerates healing and recovery. Rocktape is also great for correcting tracking issues in knees, shoulders or elbows. It can also be used to correct posture problems including those associated with pregnancy.
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Why RockTape?
Rocktape gives a 180% elongation ( which means a 10 cm tape can be stretch to 18cm)
Tighter weave compared to other tapes
Longer lasting adhesive (personally I tried it on for 2 days and it still sticks nicely)
Method of taping which I learn from the course! (sharing for free!)
 
1.     Muscle Injury/ Strain
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hands on!
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taping!
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taping the quads
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every one paying attention!
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my quads
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a.     First we must understand that if the muscle injury/strains/tear is too much rocktape will not work.
b.     Applying the tape will helps to facilitate painfree movement, reduce swelling/bruising and help to sense body position if we are in a bad body posture.
c.      3 steps to tape!
                                               i.     Stretch the body part
                                              ii.     Stabilization tape (stretch tape 50%)
                                            iii.     Decompression tape (stretch tape 80%)
2.     Swelling Reduction Taping
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for more blood flow!

 

a.     Good for Grade 3 muscle tear *application of rocktape on after 48 hours of RICE therapy (rest, ice, compression, elevate)
3.     Body sense and Postural Control Taping

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being tape by the doctor
a.     Helps to place the body back into the right posture. The tape basically act as a reminder when you over stretch your muscle and you have to use your own muscle strength to pull back to the right position.
4.     Power Taping
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Power taping
a.     Helps with varies kind of sports to improve the power output, didn’t get to touch on this topic much this time round as they have a separate course for that! Would love to join that! www.rocktape.com.sg
Photo during the event!
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free book and tape

Of course there are more usage for Rocktape like how to help with “shin splints” and “plantar fasciitis” attend their course to learn more!

For those who are interested to join the course you can always go to www.rocktape.com.sg or contact Arvin at 91903505.
For $250 you will get a Book, 1* rocktape 5cm * 5meter and you will be getting a certificate from rcoktape sg as well! Most importantly is the sports knowledge that you get! It is totally worth it i would highly recommend you to try!

Thanks Dr Darek Lam
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Thanks Rocktape Sg

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