5 Reasons Your Knee Sleeves are Falling Down
Knee sleeves provide compression and warmth to the knee joint and surrounding muscles. However, one common problem with knee sleeves is that they keep sliding down your leg during your workouts. When this occurs it can be extremely frustrating as you continually have to pull them up during your sets or exercises such as swings or snatches. Here are some possible reasons for this issue and how fix the problem:
- The most obvious reason for a sleeve sliding down is that you may need a smaller size sleeve. With proper sizing, a tighter fit will prevent the sleeve from falling down should stay in place once fitted properly on both legs.
- Another common reason for a sleeve to slide down during exercise is due to moisture build up or sweat. When you are completing high-intensity work (i.e picking up really heavy stuff), your muscles will generate heat which in turn raises your core body temperature. This increase in body temperature can cause you to perspire thus resulting in extra moisture that could lead to slippage of the sleeve. The best way to prevent this issue is by wearing moisture wicking socks/clothes . Moisture wicking material helps draw moisture away from the skin so it reduces the amount of sweat that will get trapped inside the sleeve. In addition, you can also wear compression shorts or pants underneath your knee sleeves to provide a second layer of protection from slipping down.
- Another reason for slippage is not having enough tightness on your knee sleeve. The strength and size of the muscles in the lower leg along with the tendons that attach them to the bone could affect how much tension or tightness is required to keep a knee sleeve in place while performing exercises such as snatches or swings. If there isn’t enough tension on your sleeve, it will eventually fall down. A way to increase tension is by ensuring proper sizing and adjusting both straps accordingly so they are fitted securely onto both legs without being too loose or too tight.
- Another reason your sleeve could be sliding down is due to having large or bulky muscles on the front of your leg (Quadriceps). The front of the lower leg consists mainly of the quadriceps muscle which is responsible for extending and straightening the knee joint by pulling on the kneecap tendon attached to it . If this muscle is larger than usual, it can contribute to more force being applied downward onto each leg during exercise thus causing the sleeve to slide out of place. To prevent this issue, wearing knee sleeves with single straps can help minimize slippage as it provides a better fit around the back/rear portion of your knee where your quads aren’t located. In addition, utilizing a larger size sleeve can also help take up more space around your quads to prevent sliding.
- Finally, another reason for the knee sleeves to slip down is due to bending of both knees during exercise. A common example would be if you are performing swings with a heavy load and you bend forward at the hips (round back) during each swing motion. When this occurs, force or tension on the top part of the sleeve increases which could cause it to slide down your leg as you’re swinging/performing exercises. To correct this issue, ensure that your spine stays neutral throughout the entire range of motion by maintaining an upright posture during all movements . This can help reduce any unnecessary stress or tension placed on both knee sleeves so it will stay in place instead of sliding down.
An additional thing to consider is what type of knee sleeves you’re using such as neoprene, nylon, elastic (and the thickness/density), along with how tight they are when in use. All knee sleeves will be tighter when new and smaller which provides a proper fit around your leg; however, neoprene is more restrictive than nylon or elastic due its denser material so it can take a bit longer to break in unlike other materials which means they may not provide enough support for exercises involving heavy loads initially . To prevent this issue from happening, you can roll up a towel and place it on top of both knees where the sleeve is worn before putting it on so it will fill out that area once tightened properly.
We recommend the RiptGear Knee Sleeve because it has a non-slip silicone that keeps it in place.