FAQ's

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY KNEE/CALF SLEEVES?

First things first- prevention is key! To avoid mildew ( and other nasties) from growing in the first place, try to avoid throwing your sleeves in your gym bag and allowing them to fester between sessions!

Allow them to air dry inside out after a session. If necessary ( depending on how often you work out)  throw them in with a normal load of laundry and allow them to fully air dry before their next use.

If that doesn’t quite cut it…

Boil you knee sleeves in hot water for 5 minutes then remove the pan from the heat. Add a small amount of non-bio soap and allow sleeves to cool in the pot. Rinse through and allow to air dry.

And if that fails...time to bring in the big guns!

A dual edged sword to beat mildew- heat and distilled vinegar. Bleach and chlorine based cleaners can possibly weaken the textiles of your sleeves so best to avoid these. Heat a large pot of water, and pour into a bucket with 2-4 fl oz of distilled white vinegar. Leave sleeves to soak for 10 mins, throw in with a normal load of laundry and chlorine free detergent. Allow to air dry…. Voila!

 

IF I AM BETWEEN SIZES, SHOULD I SIZE UP OR DOWN?

In order to have a successful work out, comfort is key! Therefore, we would suggest you size down, after a few sessions the sleeves will become more comfortable as you wear them in. Of course, if you are not happy with the fit after this time, just let us know and we will be happy to exchange them for you.

 

IS A KNEE SLEEVE SUITABLE IF I HAVE A PREVIOUS INJURY?

To clarify, a knee sleeve is not the same as a knee brace. The latter is designed and used to protect a prior injury from further endangerment, whereas a sleeve is designed to protect against future injury and risk of damage. We recommend you seek medical advice if you have a previous injury before commencing any form of strenuous exercise - best to be safe!

  I HAVE A VEIN/BLOOD DISORDER, WILL THE COMPRESSION SLEEVES PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPPORT FOR ME?

Our sleeves are designed for athletes who want to protect themselves against possible injury, or those who have lower body injuries that need support, such as sprains, shin splints, calf cramps and Achilles tendonitis. If you suffer from a vein or blood disorder that might cause swelling, we suggest you speak to your doctor as you will require a medical grade compression sleeve to train safely.

CAN I WASH MY GRIPS?

Grips need to dry out between WODs to extend their lifespan, but do NOT wash them. If necessary they can be brushed clean once dry.

HOW LONG SHOULD I EXPECT MY GRIPS TO LAST?

Well....how long is a piece of string? But let's say you're working out 4-5 times per week, then you can expect to replace your grips every 12 months or so. But this depends on the type of surface you are working out on too. Workouts on smooth bars are not going to cause as much friction as rougher surfaces, so bear this in mind too!

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT TOLERANCE OF THE RINGS?

The maximum weight tolerance for our gymnastic wooden rings is 800lbs or 363kgs, so unless you’re aiming for the Guiness World Record of heaviest man or woman alive, you should be all good!

HOW DO I SET UP MY RINGS?

First off, you need to find a decent location to set up. This should be horizontal: a metal bar is perfect. Throw the buckle over the location where you wish to set up, the logo on the strap should face outwards.

For a bit of extra support you can throw the buckle over once more to prevent lateral slippage.

Feed the ring through the buckle once in place and feed the tail-end of the strap through the BOTTOM of the buckle. To feed it through, press on the tab located on the top of the buckle and pull the tail-end through until the hanging portion of the strap is as high as you desire it to be. 

Repeat with the other ring, ensuring both are at an equal height.

 

HOW DO I ENSURE MY RINGS ARE LEVEL?

We have marked the straps accompanying the rings with inch markers, so you can be assured you are getting the safest and most level workout you can!

 

DOES EMERGE SHIP OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES? 

Emerge ships gear all around the world, however some of our bigger equipment isn’t ready to ship outside of the US yet but we’re working on it. 

Please pay special attention to the additional costs calculated at check out if you are ordering out of the US. If you would prefer not to pay the additional shipping cost and have made an order already, we can promptly refund you. Just contact us via the contact us page and quote your order number. 

ALSO remember that international customers are responsible for any custom fees that may be associated with the order once it arrives at the border. 

 

WHY AM I BEING CHARGED SALES TAX?

Emerge Fitness is required by law to collect sales/use tax on orders shipped to Ohio, Texas and California. If we are shipping to one of these states, the appropriate charges will be added to your merchandise total and displayed on your final order confirmation. 

 

SHOULD I START CROSS TRAINING IF I AM OUT OF SHAPE?

This is a common misconception.  The answer is yes.  CrossFit is designed to get those  out-of-shape into shape and those  in-shape to get into better shape.   

CrossFit can be scaled to meet any fitness level. The entire group can participate in the same workout, but with different loads and range of motion. For example; An elite level athlete may be doing a particular exercise with 135 lbs, while the ‘out-of-shape’ beginner will be using a 10 lb training bar. An elite athlete may be performing box-jumps onto a 30″ box, while the ‘out-of-shape’ beginner may be stepping onto a 12″ box. An elite athlete may be doing pull-ups, while an ‘out-of-shape’ beginner is doing ring rows. This scaleable approach applies to every workout that you do in cross training.

 

WHICH EMERGE PRODUCT SHOULD I GET FIRST?

Go for products that are going to give you the biggest return.

If you are just getting into Crossfit then protection focused products can help like our grips, wrist wraps or knee sleeves. Or, If you’re feeling adventurous you might want to go for something a little more challenging like Gymnastic Rings that can be used for a series of different exercises and are perfect for adding to a home gym.

 

WHAT ARE THE BEST AMRAP EXERCISES FOR CROSSFITTERS?

AMRAP workouts have transformed from a niche form of working out and are now rapidly becoming a rising fitness trend. This type of training started as a part of CrossFit routines but has since become its own stand alone regimen. 

There are many good reasons for rising in popularity too. If used correctly, these workouts can offer a quick and effective way to increase strength and endurance.

For those who are not yet familiar with this new way of exercising, AMRAP stand for “As Many Reps As Possible” or “As Many Rounds As Possible.”

In the As Many Repetitions As Possible workouts, you complete an exercise at a set intensity for as many repetitions as possible for a set time period.

In the As Many Rounds As Possible workout, a set circuit of a set number of repetitions of each exercise are laid out and you need to complete as many sets of the circuit as possible within a set timeframe. 

Continue reading on our blog where you’ll find all sorts of useful CrossFit content.

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DO YOU AUTO-SHIP PRODUCTS OR OFFER ANY SUBSCRIPTIONS?

We do not auto-ship, and we do not offer any subscriptions. We are looking into it as several of our athletes are looking to replace their equipment every couple of months.

For now if you want Emerge products regularly, just come to the Emerge Fitness Store and order them.

You will only receive what you intentionally ordered, and nothing extra. Ever!

 

ARE EMERGE PRODUCTS SOLD IN ANY RETAIL STORES?

Emerge products are not sold in any retail stores. We are an eCommerce business, and our products are only available online in the Emerge Fitness Store.

If you’re concerned about buying fitness products online, read on...

First, we have an incredible return policy: We stand by our products 100%, and if you are not completely satisfied with your order, we will give you a full refund minus shipping.

Second, we have fantastically detailed product pictures and descriptions. If you go to the Emerge Fitness Store and check out the listings, you can learn everything you need to know before purchasing.

You can be sure that what you see is what you get.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us by email, on-site chat or phone.

 

DO YOU HAVE A CLOTHING RANGE?

We have plans to get into clothing at some point soon. We are waiting to make sure we bring out the most up to date, functional and stylish products we possibly can.

We are always testing our new products with a small group of loyal testers, if you’d like to join them for the opportunity to get the newest gear, email duncan@emergefitnessusa.com telling us a little about yourself.

 

HOW DO I BECOME A CROSSFIT GAMES ATHLETE?

If you’re looking to become a CrossFit star — go for it, you’re already a champion! Here are the steps.

 

1. FIND A CROSSFIT AFFILIATE.

You have to get used to CrossFit. Joining a class is easy, click here to find a  CrossFit gym near you. There are over 13,000 affiliates worldwide.

 

2. START TRAINING.

Get familiar with the movements and start tracking your progress against other athletes to find out where you stand. CrossFit did not use to do this, but a lot of times now they will put up a WOD and they will also put up what one to five of the top CrossFitters got on that workout. If you are beating their times, start making your travel plans.

 

3. SIGN UP FOR THE OPEN IN MID-JANUARY.

The CrossFit Games has a two-stage qualification process.

Stage 1: The Open. An online five-week, five-workout competition that typically runs from late February through March. Registration starts in mid-January. Anyone can sign up. 

Stage 2: Regionals. The top men, women, and teams from each region in the Open advance to regionals. These three-day competitions determine who will advance to the CrossFit Games.

Good Luck - You’ll Smash It!

 

HOW DO I START CROSS TRAINING?

Once you’re equipped with the basics—an open mind and willingness to put in the work—look for a box that offers the first session free of charge, so you can give CrossFit a try without full-on commitment. In an intro session, new athletes are introduced to CrossFit’s most basic movements, lifts, and workout of the day (WOD) formats so that they have a general understanding of what to come when they join.

If you decide CrossFit’s for you, sign up and move through the beginners class, usually labeled “fundamentals,” “elements,” or “on-ramping”, until you’re ready to move onto the Olympic lift technique.  These will be the basics for all future WODs.

Give it a go and see if it’s for you. There are NO wrong answers!

 

HOW FIT SHOULD I BE BEFORE I BEGIN?

“The greatest thing about CrossFit is that it’s for everybody,” says Nate Forster, CrossFit coach and competitor, and owner of Reebok CrossFit 5th Ave and Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach. “CrossFit is supposed to get you in shape—you don’t have to get in shape to start CrossFit. All WODs are scaled to a level that you can do, and you work to go heavier, faster, and longer. We start at your level and go up. The biggest step is walking in, and once you do, you’ll be hooked.”

 

I HAVE A HECTIC WORK SCHEDULE. IS CROSSFIT A HUGE TIME COMMITMENT? 

No. An hour a day is all you need to squeeze in a CrossFit session. A 60-minute class typically begins with a stretching/warm-up section, moves on to a strength/lifting segment, and closes out with a conditioning WOD.

 

HOW MUCH MONEY IS CROSSFIT GOING TO COST ME?

On average, a membership will run about $200 a month. That may seem like a lot at first, but many athletes choose to cancel their gym memberships when they commit to CrossFit. Plus, most boxes offer deals when you sign up for multiple months at a time or enroll with a spouse or family member, so look into all available discounts before forking out your first payment.

 

WHAT KIND OF RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM CROSS TRAINING? 

Increased strength, improved cardiovascular stamina, and greater flexibility are some of the physical results that you can expect after starting CrossFit. But beyond that, you’ll likely to feel healthier and more confident in everything you do. When you routinely take time to put your body through new challenges, you might be surprised by how that practice helps you with the non-physical hurdles you face throughout the day.

 

**Emerge Fitness is not affiliated with CrossFit, Inc nor is it endorsed by CrossFit, Inc or any of its subsidiaries. CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit, Inc.**

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    Love these knee sleeves. Has helped my knee tremendously. Nice tight fit, knees area stabilized. I had no pain while using the sleeve or after my workout was done.

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    Excellent product. I used it during workouts due to a painful knee from an old accident. Fit well. Fast delivery. Seem to be made very well. Great product. Great price!

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