Knee sleeves can be an overlooked essential item in your WOD arsenal. Adding to your PRs and weight amounts is an awesome feeling, especially when you’re moving right and feeling right. Overtime, heavy lifting creates a compression effect on your joints, particularly the kneecap. This compression literally grinds the kneecap onto itself. Without proper care, this can lead to some serious issues.
Luckily, it’s not like you need to be wearing knee sleeves all the time, unless you like looking like the adult with braces. Knee sleeves are needed only during lifts that can leave the knees vulnerable; lunges, squats, snatches, and clean and jerks. Performing these movements with good technique and proper protection will help you stay injury-free.
RockTape’s Assassin Knee Sleeves are among the very best. These are manufactured to be competition-grade, durable, and optimized for movement for the very toughest CrossFit WODs and heaviest Olympic lifts. These sleeves are available in both 5mm and 7mm.
These are so much more than a re-purposed medical knee support, as you’d find with some competitors. Assassins were developed over three years of continuous feedback from CrossFit athletes, bodybuilders, and Olympic weightlifters.
Optimized for Performance
By combining greater sleeve length and specialized vastus medals oblique (VMO) compression, the Assassins ensure stability and knee tracking beyond most other knee sleeves on the market. The extra length prevents slippage during WODs, and the VMO compression nearly erases non-specific knee pain.
Two for the Price of One
Assassins are packaged and sold conveniently as a pair!
World Class Durability
RockTape has performed rigorous life-cycle testing to develop a product that lasts. Assassins are engineered with superior synthetic fabric shell, SBR neoprene, and secured via a double-mauser stitching. In case you have any quality issues; RockTape offers the industry's only 12-month warranty. If your knee sleeves have any defects or premature failure, you're covered!
Premium Double Mauser stitching
Front panels are durable while maintaining flexibility
4-way stretch lycra side panels
Extra tall sleeves for VMO compression
Helps keep knee joint warm
Measure the circumference of your knee around the center of your patella. These can start very snug and can take a few sessions before you fully break them in.
XS: 10.5" and below
SM: 10.5 - 12.5"
MD: 12.5 - 13.5"
LG: 13.5 - 14.5"
XL: 14.5 - above
Please note: These can run a bit small, please order a size up if you are near the top end of a range.