THE BENEFITS OF USING KNEE SLEEVES
As we mentioned before, one of the biggest benefits of wearing knee sleeves is its ability to alleviate pain relief. Aside from that, there are several other benefits of wearing knee sleeves. Here are some of our favorite benefits that knee sleeves provide:
1) KNEE SUPPORT
There’s a lot of stress and pressure that’s put on our joints during workouts, especially on our knees. Knee sleeves are used to help combat some of the pain and provide much-needed support. For this reason, they’re popular with Olympic weightlifters, powerlifters and bodybuilding.
Knee sleeves also help with your technique by aligning and supporting crucial parts, allowing you to perform better during squats and lower body workouts.
2) KNEE COMPRESSION
Knee sleeves help increase blood flow and reduce pain and swelling. That’s largely due to the compression material and it’s what makes knee compression sleeves so popular.
Wearing compression knee sleeves warms up the impact area to regulate blood flow which helps alleviate pain, which is the ultimate reason for wearing knee sleeves.
3) KNEE RECOVERY
One of the reasons that knee sleeves are so popular in CrossFit is because they help athletes in their recovery process. After performing WODs, knee sleeves work to reduce swelling and pain through the compression warming effect. Knee sleeves are not meant to be used or worn as a brace. Above all, technique and form are always first.