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Education Power balance band

Discussion in 'General' started by DXR_13KE, 8 Aug 2010.

  1. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    http://www.powerbalance.com/

    Placebo or does it have a real effect?

    My cousin is forced to train football (not handegg) with one of these....

     
  2. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I don't know what it's supposed to do, but from what I can see, the laws of physics say that it's BS
     
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  3. SuicideNeil

    SuicideNeil What's a Dremel?

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    Steaming pile of BS at that- placebo indeed.
     
  4. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    What a load of b*****s, And with two you can fly.
     
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  5. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    Most sports clubs around here force their athletes to use these things...
     
  6. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    even if it is a placebo, it still gets the results and what does it matter in that case

    I saw this recently and thought its BS
     
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  7. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    these sentances them self tell you the whole this is manure!

     
  8. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I think this is a lot like the Q-Link that a lot of "professional golfers and athletes" use. They are expensive jewellry with a lot of BS theory about the human bodys energy field on the box. Don't waste your time or money with these - the only way to become a better athlete with better balance, strength and energy is to train hard.
     
  9. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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  10. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    I don't know if it's the same version, but one of my parts rep's sells these. He made stand feet shoulder width apart, I had to extend my arm out in front of me and rotate my upper body as far clockwise as I could. Taking note of the position my arm pointed to I was told to do it again with the power band on my arm. I got to exactly the same place.

    He then had me stand with my feet together and arms out to the sides. Pushing down on one arm I list balance very quickly, but when he did whilst I was wearing the power band it tool a lot more effort on his part to throw me off balance.

    My doubt over the second test was and still is, could your body have adjusted to the downward force applied to the arm and have counter acted it without any actual knowledge of doing it?
     
  11. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I would say so
     
  12. Stewb

    Stewb What's a Dremel?

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    What I've heard they do is when you aren't wearing it they push down and away from your body, when you are they push down but towards you.
     
  13. bloodcar

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    They apply slight upward pressure before pressing down which then makes you lose your balance. It's an old magician's hypnosis trick.
     
  14. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    I lol'd the first time I saw one of these in a snowboarding shop and the sales assistant was convinced it worked. A hologram on a piece of rubber that interacts with your body? yeah right. I lol'd twice as hard when I saw the England cricket team wearing them.
     
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  15. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

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    There have been plenty of studies showing the positive effects of placebos - which, quite frankly, is the only benefit you will get from these things - but did you know that studies have also shown that there can also be a positive reaction to taking a placebo even when you are told it is a placebo?? Now that really bakes my noodle...
     

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