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  1. warnerj5000 is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I got a couple of them because my ankles started getting sore.
    I think it helped somewhat, but I acknowledge the possibility of a placebo effect.

    Also, I just wanted to be cool and fit in with the cool kids.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I personally don't use them. I know people who've use knee and ankle supports just for the hell of it. They use them now like a crutch, seems they just don't feel right without them.
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    The purpose of any wrap on any part of the body which provides some slight compression and nothing else is primarily prioceptive. This means it "tricks" the body's nervous system into better stabilization of the area.

    I don't recall where, but there are actually some decent published studies on the uses of wraps, if memory serves.
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     Style: Kyokushin Karate

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    They wear them cause they're sissies.
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    4/13/2006 1:12pm


     Style: TKD, Gaijin Ryu Jiujitsu

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    damn sissies, the lot of them


    /yes i know you were joking
    //no i'm not serious either
  6. VikingPower is offline
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    Yes Koto got his name changed, quit asking...

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     Style: Kyokushin Karate

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I just always figured it was a traditional thing.
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    Posted On:
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    I've never taking any real striking art worth its salt (doing katas doesn't count :llorar:), but I played soccer when I was a teen. You kick that soccer ball constantly, which, for all practical purposes, is a hard target. I sprained my ankles a couple of times back then when kicking the ball or if I got tackled, and in every single time it was when I wasn't wearing an ankle wrap.

    Ankle wraps don't provide any cushioning, but, like any wraps, they provide support. You can always ****-bend a wrapped ankle (or any wrapped articulation for that matter), but the wraps allows for extra support. Wraps, braces and medicine tapes are the extra "tendons" that keep stuff in place, the stuff that makes an sprain or dislocation harder to occur.

    The bad side of them is that if people rely on them 100% and never exercise without them, then they lose muscle and tendon strenght, which makes them weaker when not wearing them for support. Wraps and braces are for helping strong articulations to be stronger (or at worst, to provide stability for an injured articulation while it heals itself.) They should never be used to compensate weaknesses IMO.

    I'd imagine that they may also prevent stratching and cuts in the skin of your ankles when kicking... but that, I dunno :5dunce:
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    They're suppose to help stabilizer your support ankle, when you're pivoting up onto the balls of your feet.
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    4/13/2006 1:33pm


     Style: TKD, Gaijin Ryu Jiujitsu

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    why the maverick wears wraps on his feet:

    i kick a lot of elbows. A LOT.
    wrapping my feet squeezes the bones and flesh together to provide a tighter package. think of the story of one straw versus a bundle of straws. so if i kick an elbow, it doesn't hurt as much. additionally, it's cushioning.
    the end.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I used to think they were cool until all the newbie dorks in the muay thai class started wearing them. They also ruined thai shorts for me.
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