Power Balance Bracelet

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    Dec 05, 2009 12:53 AM GMT
    I was at a running expo today and this bracelet was explained to me as such:

    It is embedded with a hologram stored with frequencies that react with the ionic energy released from your body. It is supposed to improve strength , balance and energy.

    I was skeptical since I didn't totally understand the concept but in short basically had to raise my arms up standing on one leg while the guy tried to push my arm back down to my side. I had to resist as hard as possible.

    Without the bracelet he nearly took me down.

    Wearing the bracelet, I had superior strength making it difficult for him for him to take me down.

    WTF? I made him do this repeatedly trying to figure the trick. I bought one thinking, "What the hell?"

    Does anyone use this product with marked improvement in performance?
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    Dec 05, 2009 5:00 AM GMT
    whaaaaat??????

    haha, i've never heard of such a thing.
    have you tried it out while running?

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    Dec 05, 2009 5:27 AM GMT
    xassantex saidwhaaaaat??????

    haha, i've never heard of such a thing.
    have you tried it out while running?



    I'm trying it out on my next marathon, I'll let you know.
  • SanEsteban

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    Dec 05, 2009 2:41 PM GMT
    Shoot! I'd be interested in getting one of those! What is the name of the company???
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    Dec 05, 2009 2:58 PM GMT
    Wow, would this be cool if it works. I would have loved one while running cross country in high school.
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    Dec 05, 2009 3:01 PM GMT
    The test he did was from behavioral Kineseology
    a great book on this is
    Power Vs. Force by David Hawkins
    http://www.amazon.com/Power-vs-Force-Determinants-Behavior/dp/1561709336

    Just a note of caution, sometimes the Philadelphia effect takes place in muscle testing. Any change makes you stronger the next time. Repeated testing in different situations is the best way to determine if this hologram thing works.

    As a dentist I found that when people clench their teeth together tightly they are weaker in muscle testing than when they put their tongue on the roof of their mouths. Runners or athletes that clench their teeth therefore are weaker than those with relaxed breathing.

    Just my Saturday morning two cents.
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    Dec 05, 2009 3:03 PM GMT
    "Mind is everything; muscles, pieces of rubber." -- Paavo Nurmi

    http://www.discgolfreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=12987&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

    What you experienced was probably a placebo effect.

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    Dec 05, 2009 3:42 PM GMT
    It's sure an interesting story about the value of placebo and false belief systems, and, how to make a fast buck from gullible people.
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 05, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    It sounds very familiar to me. Back in the 70s there was a book highlighting the body's use of the thymus gland. The author did the tv circuit to promote his book.

    The author would have the local tv morning show host have a wrist watch on. The author would push down on his arm that had been held out, and it was very easy for the author to push down the arm. At that point, the wrist watch was taken off, the same experiment was tried, and the author could no longer easily push the arm down. The author believed wearing a wrist watch or jewelry effected our body in such an immense way. He also believed it specifically had to do with the thymus gland.

    I tried to find some information about this online to no avail. I did, however, find information on restoring the thymus gland to it's normal working level. It is called the Thymus Tap........sounds like a spoof heavy metal band, but I digress....


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    Dec 05, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    how do you know the guy applied the same force each time? Sounds like a con to me.

    And this:
    It is embedded with a hologram stored with frequencies that react with the ionic energy released from your body.
    Is pretty meaningless and is enough to tell me this is ridiculous. I looks like they stuck a bunch of scientific words together that don't make any sense that way icon_rolleyes.gif

    I would leave the power bands to space ghost!

  • CAtoFL

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    Dec 05, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    Oh for cryin' out loud. A sucker really IS born every minute.
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    Dec 05, 2009 4:47 PM GMT
    PSCalif saidOh for cryin' out loud. A sucker really IS born every minute.


    Actually, I was born 37 years ago but thanks for the accolade.icon_smile.gif
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Dec 05, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    "It is embedded with a hologram stored with frequencies that react with the ionic energy released from your body. It is supposed to improve strength , balance and energy."

    This is the sentence that makes it obviously a scam. These are scientific sounding words that make absolutely no sense in connection to each other.

    hologram: a three dimension image produced by interference patterns, etched by a laser.

    frequency: a measurement of the number of cycles per unit time of a repeating pattern. Most often discussed in regards to sound waves

    ionic: having to do with ions, which are positively and negatively charged molecules (positive and negative in an electrical sense, not a spiritual one).

    So, somehow this bracelet had embedded within it a three dimensional image that has stored a number of cycles per unit time (of what? best guess from context would be light, which is a repeating wave, but light is typically measured in wavelengths, which are the inverse of frequency and tell you the color of the light) that can apparently react with the energy of electrically charged molecules released from your body (in the form of...sweat?), and this reaction will somehow improve strength, balance and energy. (All of which is quite amazing as strength is an issue of muscular force, balance is an issue of the inner ear and the cerebellum, and energy is an issue of metabolism -- three completely different things affected by something without any plausible causal mechanism proposed.)

    Um, sure. Also, I happen to own this bridge in Brooklyn that I'm looking to sell...