CrossFitters love their accessories and I suppose I’m no exception. There are some tools that definitely keep you safe while lifting weights. There are two accessories that I’m not sure I could go without. When I squat, my preferred choice of gear is a pair of Pendlay weightlifting shoes and a set of Rehband knee sleeves. If I had to choose to use only one, which I hope i never do, it might have to be my knee sleeves. They keep my knees warm and offer just a bit of compression. It feels like having a security blanket wrapped around my knees. If you are a fan of knee sleeves, you should know how to clean them.
There are 3 ways to clean knee sleeves and the method depends on how badly they need to be washed.
The easiest way to clean knee sleeves is to throw them into your regular washer loads with the towels. Instead of force drying them, set them outside for a couple hours in the sun and presto, clean knee sleeves. If you do this once a week, they will stay clean and the next two methods will most likely be unnecessary.
If your sleeves haven’t been washed in awhile, soaking them in a 3:1 warm water to vinegar ratio will kill the mildew that’s making them smell like a soldier’s socks. Just leave them in for a couple hours, rinse them out, and toss them into the washer.
For extra nasty knee sleeve fumigation, you’ll need to boil them in water and bleach. This step should be avoided. The Rehband knee sleeves are very durable but boiling water isn’t good for them. After you’ve boiled them, rinse them thoroughly to get the bleach out in order to avoid skin irritation. Toss them in the washer by themselves and air dry.
Regular preventive maintenance is definitely the best option to remain sanitary and get the most out of your investment.
I hope those who attended the anniversary party had a great time. I can’t believe it’s been 3 years. I couldn’t be happier to be part of such a wonderful place. Thank you all very much!
Congratulations to the CF 818 Tough Mudder Team that completed the race last Saturday!
Part A: 7 Rounds of 3 Split Jerks
*use the first 4 rounds to warm up to a moderately heavy weight
the last 3 rounds use the same weight across
Part B: AMRAP 12 minutes:
1 overhead squat (115/75)
1 toes to bar
*ascending ladder, add one rep every round (1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, etc)
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