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Tommy Kono Bands

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Brand T.K. Bands
Product Weight 1 lb
Color Black
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Save Your Knees

When Tommy Kono developed the knee bands in the mid- 1960s, he called them "T.K. Knee Bands" and many of the great lifters of that era began using them while they trained.

Today, Tommy Kono's original design is available once again! These knee bands will help keep the joint stable during your workout. T.K. Bands also keep your knee joints warmed up; you'll find your knees sweating and they will still feel well-lubricated after you take these bands off.

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Sizing Guide:

Body Weight Band Size
Up to 130 lbs. S
130 - 250 lbs. M
Over 250 lbs. L
Tommy Kono Bands is rated 3.5294 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good Sleeve, Not Durable These knee bands offer great support and warmth for the knee. Where the product falls short however is durability. I've been using these for the past 6 months, 1-2 times per week for my squat workouts. After month 3, a small tear formed in one of the sleeves, and now at month 6 the tear is big enough to make the sleeve useless. I got a good 6 months out of them, but I won't be buying again, especially now that the old blue Rehband sleeves are back in stock.
Date published: 2015-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great support... also ripped These offer tremendous support to the knee. Especially during squats and cleans. They are difficult to get on, but once they're on, they don't slide that much. Enough to have to pull up here and there, but not that big of a deal. The real downside to these is that given enough use, they tear. Pretty disappointing really, because otherwise these are incredible for support. I'll keep lifting with the small tear until it gets big enough that they defeat their purpose. Then I'll probably purchase a pair of rehbands. Overall a flawed product, but fixable if the company puts the effort into it.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love em! I want to be honest right from the start, I haven't tried any other brands. I have had these for two years and they work great for me. Maybe it's my body type, but the warmth and stability they provide when I squat really give me added confidence. I just feel the sleeves will keep my knee in place. Here is a BIG HINT about sliding them on. Buy something called TRISLIDE. Surfers apply it so their suits slip on and off with ease. I bought and tried it and it works perfect. Hair doesn't come all either way, it slides on and off easily. Try it, you won't regret it!
Date published: 2014-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Them I have had them for 7 months, and I put them on with baby powder or Gold Bond powder. They provide incredible support and I have had less aches since using them routinely. No ripping or deterioration. You will sweat with them on, and I wash them with dish soap daily.
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great, if you have the money to keep buying pairs First off they were insanely hard to put on due to the rubber material, they offered the BEST support and I've had rehbands and even they didn't compare support wise. HOWEVER, after a few weeks they tore. Had this happen to a friend aswell. Don't buy unless you plan on buying a new pair monthly
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal! The T.K. Bands are amazing. Truly. I destroyed my knee pretty well in early 2013 and have needed knee bands ever since. I've had a really good pair for the last 18 months but they tend to slip and lose compression after a while in the workout. Not the T.K. Bands. Nope. Incredible compression throughout my 2 hours of work and amazing support of my knee (which after all the rehab suffers from patellar tendonitis). The knee has not felt this good and strong after an intense day of lower-body work since before my injury. Could not recommend them more!
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love them but they ripped I had my knee sleeves for about a month before one of them started to rip. Now the tear is so big it doesn't serve its purpose anymore. I love them otherwise.
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from These are cheaper for a reason. I first had the T.K. Bands and liked them at first. The rubber on the inside of the sleeve makes them too slippery while you are moving around. Then I tried the Rehband Knee Sleeves and they do not even compare. Do yourself a favor, make the better investment into the Rehband Knee Sleeves.
Date published: 2014-08-04
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Tommy Kono Bands is rated 3.5294 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from quality I bought these roughly 2 months ago. I Olympic lift 4-6 days a week and only use them for those purposes. I also take really good care of my stuff making sure to clean them after use. They are extremely difficult to put on and only stay on up until you start to sweat a lot. Then they gradually make there way down your leg. Also the product ripped on me last night during a squat. So If you want something reliable for about a month then i would recommend this product to you.
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Knee Support! I have fat quads, so I found the popular (and twice as expensive) Rehband knee sleeves to be mild and annoying, because they kept slipping down many times throughout a workout. The TK bands stay in place longer, fit tighter, and give a lot more support to your knees. A hint on putting these on (as stated above) - turn them inside out and upside down so the non-rubber surface is on the outside and your foot slips into the smaller opening first. Then when they get a little more than halfway up your calf, pull from the bottom so the rubber flips over onto your knee, and slide it into place. The reason they are tougher to put on than the Rehbands is because they fasten to your knee better. It's worth the extra minute of work getting them on. I use the TK bands for squatting and metcons with running. It truly saves and/or restores your knees so you can do tough workouts without worry.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brand new knees I've been using the TK bands for about a month now and bought the ones according to the size chart. First time trying them on was difficult to say the least (hint; turn them inside out then put them on). They were so tight that I was a little worried, but after my workout I forgot all about them. My knees felt warm, oiled, and brand new!
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game changer for those w/ bad knees I have never experienced knee pain (after cycling 1,000 miles a year) until I started burpees and box jumps at crossfit. Stumbled across these knee pads and it's like I have a new pair of knees. Zero to almost zero pain while working out in these (sometimes on longer runs, as they start to slide down I'll notice a little pain, and if I don't get a good stretch in to get them warm before squatting or something like that). They are snug, so I'm glad I got the next size up it suggests. Be prepared, these are not flimsy little braces. If anyone else scuba dives, they will remind you of cold water diving gear...and they retain heat. Sweat will drip from them, but once you work out you don't even notice it. Started reviewing products on here just to talk about this one. Must have. No doubt.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tight Great support but super hard to put on and take off.
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! Used these for the first time tonight and I felt a lot stronger and my knees felt great!!! Especially with it being winter right now it helps keep my knees warm and safe from injury!!!! I highly suggest these knee sleeves.
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Way tight Will I would give a review on how they work, but I could never get them on. It says I should be a M but it's more like a L. I'm 6ft weigh 200lb so it should be no problem. Yeah right, good luck.
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from They tear Wouldn't say I used them a lot...maybe a few dozen times or so over a 9 month period and they ripped. Ripped on the medial side of the band. I understand this isn't uncommon.
Date published: 2013-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, not great I thought these were fantastic until I swithched to Rehbands. They do provide great support and warmth for the knees, but compared to the Rehbands they're pretty crude. They're not lined on the inside, so it's like having your leg hair removed by duct tape when you put them on. Also, if you happen to snag the inside and cause any small tears etc, you will have to replace it because it will pull apart under any stress at all. Get the Rehbands.
Date published: 2013-02-16
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