Anyone who lifts heavy weights or does intense workouts knows that making sure your knees are stable during exercise is essential to maintaining joint health and making gains. RockTape Assassins Knee Protection Sleeves are specifically designed to provide warmth, compression and lateral stability to your knees when performing functional movements such as deadlifts, squats and pistols.
Who Can Benefit from RockTape Assassins Knee Protection Sleeves
These knee sleeves were designed with the unique needs of athletes in mind and, unlike other knee protection products, are much more than just a re-purposed medical knee support. Fine-tuned through years of feedback from top CrossFit Games athletes like World Champion Jason Khalipa, these knee supports are truly the ultimate in performance knee protection. Suitable for even the most gruelling workouts, RockTape Assassins will stand up to any abuse you throw at them, and will let you exercise with more confidence than ever before.
Designed for Performance and VMO Stabilisation
The VMO, or Vastus Medialis Oblique, is one of the four quadricep muscles, and is the primary muscle used to stabilise your patella (kneecap) during the extensions and retractions that take place during exercises involving the leg. Unlike other knee supports, RockTape Assassins Knee Protection Sleeves are 'extra tall', so they compress the VMO at its insertion point above the patella, to ensure proper stability and tracking. RockTape Assassins also provide much needed compression and warmth to promote blood flow, another crucial element to the health of your knees while lifting.
5mm vs 7mm Thickness
RockTape Assassins Knee Protection Sleeves are available in two different thicknesses: 5mm and 7mm. The crucial factor to consider when choosing your thickness is the level of support you require. If you need a knee support with more compression, warmth and stiffness, go for the 7mm; if you're looking for a more flexible, lightweight knee support, the 5mm version is better.
- Provide compression, warmth and lateral stability while lifting
- Protect the knee from abrasions during lunges or obstacle training
- Suitable for movements such as deadlifts, pistols and squats
- Perfect for CrossFit and other intense workouts
- Unique organic design ensure they wont slip down during activity
- May help improve patella tracking over the knee cap
- Heat sealed seams for better contouring
- Added height for VMO (vastus medialis oblique) support
- Available in 5mm or 7mm neoprene thickness depending on support required
- Supplied as pair (2 x RockTape Assassins per package)
Sizing of Rocktape Assassins
To determine size, please measure the circumference of your leg around the centre of your patella (kneecap) and match your results to the table below. Assassins start very snug and take a few uses to break in. If you measure on the higher end of a size, we recommend that you order the next size up.
|RockTape Assassin Size ||Leg Circumference Around Patella |
|Extra Small ||10.5" and below |
|Small ||10.5 - 12.5" |
|Medium ||12.5 - 13.5" |
|Large ||13.5 - 14.5" |
|Extra Large ||14.5" and above |
See the RockTape Assassins in Action