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(ABC)   That Kinesio tape that Olympic athletes have plastered all over their bodies? Just about as useful as those stupid bandaids that athletes used to put on their noses   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 67
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2012-08-11 09:01:55 AM
But but but .. if athletes use it, it must work! Right Gatorade? Right Phiten?
 
2012-08-11 09:06:11 AM
www.kinesiotaping.com

Any practice that has an Association must be legit.
 
2012-08-11 09:56:11 AM
That beach volleyball player is gonna have some crazy tan lines.
 
2012-08-11 11:01:01 AM
Hey, subbs, that tape may be useless, but when you have your nose all stopped up from a summer cold, those breathe right strips help a lot.
 
2012-08-11 11:07:03 AM
"Developed by a Japanese chiropractor..."

No need to read any further.
 
2012-08-11 11:09:55 AM
Next your going to tell me that my bracelet doesn't actually help boost my performance. You're just mad jelly Subs.
 
2012-08-11 11:10:30 AM
"If the athlete likes it and it's not too expensive," Vanderbilt team physician Gregory said, "then what's the harm?"

So, it's okay to rip people off, as long as you only hit any given individual for a little bit of money?

Hmmmm...
 
2012-08-11 11:12:21 AM
Well subby, maybe yours didn't work because you didn't wear the necessary crystal amulet.
 
2012-08-11 11:23:15 AM
It is useful. They're just using it on the wrong body parts. Now, if you securely wrapped several layers of it over the mouths of the NBC commentators, however...
 
2012-08-11 11:29:16 AM
So gold medal wonner let me show you the science of how that tape you use sucks.

So internet sports expert let me show you the gold medal I won while using the tape.
 
2012-08-11 11:30:44 AM
FTA:

""But there's no solid scientific evidence that this tape helps.""

There's no indication that kinestape is any more effective than regular taping. But regular tape can help and, when added to the placebo effect, this tape can have a positive effect on athletes. And since there's no downside to it, why not use the fancy stuff?
 
2012-08-11 11:31:16 AM
That tape, and a couple of tongue depressors, cured my ED, subby.
 
2012-08-11 11:34:09 AM
Titanium tape. Tha wave of future tape.
 
2012-08-11 11:41:59 AM
They've been using it in music for a lot longer.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
rka
2012-08-11 11:42:04 AM

basemetal: Hey, subbs, that tape may be useless, but when you have your nose all stopped up from a summer cold, those breathe right strips help a lot.


Eh..not really. This link is is specifically for sports effects, but it basically concludes that there is no measurable increase in air flow at all.

http://www.sportsci.org/traintech/breatheright/fch.htm

Behold the power of marketing and confirmation bias. You believed the ad, you spent the money, the last thing your delicate psyche wants to admit is that you were wrong. Happens all the time.
 
2012-08-11 11:47:56 AM

rka: basemetal: Hey, subbs, that tape may be useless, but when you have your nose all stopped up from a summer cold, those breathe right strips help a lot.

Eh..not really. This link is is specifically for sports effects, but it basically concludes that there is no measurable increase in air flow at all.

http://www.sportsci.org/traintech/breatheright/fch.htm

Behold the power of marketing and confirmation bias. You believed the ad, you spent the money, the last thing your delicate psyche wants to admit is that you were wrong. Happens all the time.



All I have to do is inhale while applying slight pulling pressure to my cheeks, as though I were applying eyeblack, and I can feel an increase in ease of inhalation. I've never used the breatheright strips, but the principle upon which they operate is easily proven.

I don't usually have a problem during sporting, since all the moving around clears up any static clogs, but I can imagine it must help some folks, especially while in bed/at a desk.
 
2012-08-11 11:48:12 AM
Huh, so that wasn't just to prevent bikini slips? Seriously, there was an hour long family debate about that stuff..
 
2012-08-11 11:50:27 AM
id help her tape up

0.tqn.com
 
2012-08-11 11:50:52 AM
that tape makes that chick look fat
 
2012-08-11 11:51:05 AM
Have you seen all the rope necklaces the baseball players have on? You should see all the idiotic claims the seller makes about them. It is total nonsense.
 
2012-08-11 11:52:29 AM

Snapper Carr: "Developed by a Japanese chiropractor..."

No need to read any further.


I was going to say that... word for word in fact.

You're smart.
 
2012-08-11 11:54:23 AM
Dumb jocks.
 
2012-08-11 11:58:58 AM
larrybrownsports.com
you're doing it wrong
 
2012-08-11 11:59:42 AM

Generation_D: But but but .. if athletes use it, it must work! Right Gatorade? Right Phiten?


There have been controlled studies done -- in multiple countries, funded not by manufacturers -- that show that sports drinks do have a positive effect on restoring fluid balance compared to coconut water, regular/distilled water, and lemon tea/lemon water.
 
2012-08-11 12:02:38 PM
At least Ron Jeremy's vitamins help the athletes during their downtime
 
2012-08-11 12:03:04 PM
They (science) said the same thing about Duck Tape. Now it's in everyone's garage and a significant item to everyone's fallout shelter.
 
2012-08-11 12:04:53 PM
That orangey color tape looks like iodine stains to me.
 
2012-08-11 12:07:42 PM
This is how we are going to save money on healthcare - tape and magnets. And everyone's penis will be 3 inches longer.
 
2012-08-11 12:12:39 PM

Lee's_Austin: They (science) said the same thing about Duck Tape. Now it's in everyone's garage and a significant item to everyone's fallout shelter.


Oh please, everyone knows that the only way that you can survive a nuclear attack is by climbing inside a refrigerator.
 
2012-08-11 12:46:28 PM

count_chimpula: Lee's_Austin: They (science) said the same thing about Duck Tape. Now it's in everyone's garage and a significant item to everyone's fallout shelter.

Oh please, everyone knows that the only way that you can survive a nuclear attack is by climbing inside a refrigerator.


Little Known Fact: Indiana Jones had a roll of Duck Tape stored on his person at all times. It's how he beat the Nazis, Communism and leaky pipes.
 
2012-08-11 12:51:11 PM

rka: basemetal: Hey, subbs, that tape may be useless, but when you have your nose all stopped up from a summer cold, those breathe right strips help a lot.

Eh..not really. This link is is specifically for sports effects, but it basically concludes that there is no measurable increase in air flow at all.

http://www.sportsci.org/traintech/breatheright/fch.htm

Behold the power of marketing and confirmation bias. You believed the ad, you spent the money, the last thing your delicate psyche wants to admit is that you were wrong. Happens all the time.


That's funny, because everyone I've ever told to do that to help them sleep with a cold, told me thanks for that tip later.
 
2012-08-11 12:52:40 PM

InfrasonicTom: Well subby, maybe yours didn't work because you didn't wear the necessary crystal amulet.


This line describes subby's problem: And when strategically strewn along injured muscles

Hard to get to the muscles under all those layers of blubber
 
rka
2012-08-11 12:58:32 PM

basemetal: rka: basemetal: Hey, subbs, that tape may be useless, but when you have your nose all stopped up from a summer cold, those breathe right strips help a lot.

Eh..not really. This link is is specifically for sports effects, but it basically concludes that there is no measurable increase in air flow at all.

http://www.sportsci.org/traintech/breatheright/fch.htm

Behold the power of marketing and confirmation bias. You believed the ad, you spent the money, the last thing your delicate psyche wants to admit is that you were wrong. Happens all the time.

That's funny, because everyone I've ever told to do that to help them sleep with a cold, told me thanks for that tip later.


Maybe they know you are a crazy person who shouldn't be made to confront reality.
 
2012-08-11 01:23:36 PM

Lee's_Austin: count_chimpula: Lee's_Austin: They (science) said the same thing about Duck Tape. Now it's in everyone's garage and a significant item to everyone's fallout shelter.

Oh please, everyone knows that the only way that you can survive a nuclear attack is by climbing inside a refrigerator.

Little Known Fact: Indiana Jones had a roll of Duck Tape stored on his person at all times. It's how he beat the Nazis, Communism and leaky pipes.


What the Fark is Duck tape? I use duct tape rather often. It's grey and sticky as heck, tapes up air ducts and such, which is why it's grey I guess.
 
2012-08-11 01:24:22 PM
I had bicep tendonitis and my physiotherapist put that tape all over my arm. I thought it was a complete crock but put up with it because she was hot. Then everything started healing quicker about two weeks later and a month later I was pain free, a full two months sooner than we expected. If it is a placebo then it's a damn good one.

In other news it wasn't until I had a smoking hot therapist that I realized that it's a compound word of "The Rapist". It's almost like she was ASKING for it!
 
2012-08-11 01:24:37 PM
I got a case of that stuff from a shwag table at a cycling event I recently worked. I have a jacked up shoulder. It seems to help if you tape it up right. If it's a placebo effect, I'm ok with that. I don't know if I'll ever drop actual american money on it though.
 
2012-08-11 01:37:31 PM
All I know is that breathe-rite strips work for me. Is it placebo effect? Maybe, but if that is what it takes to breathe better at night, I'll take it
 
2012-08-11 01:43:13 PM

rka: Eh..not really. This link is is specifically for sports effects, but it basically concludes that there is no measurable increase in air flow at all.

http://www.sportsci.org/traintech/breatheright/fch.htm

Behold the power of marketing and confirmation bias. You believed the ad, you spent the money, the last thing your delicate psyche wants to admit is that you were wrong. Happens all the time


Before I had surgery, I used to use those strips. When I didn't use them, I snored like crazy. When I did use them, I didn't snore at all or barely did. And I'm pretty sure I'm not just thinking that it worked because I bought them -- I'm not the one who knows I'm snoring and can tell the difference, my wife is the one who would wake up due to my snoring. Maybe in sports there's not a big increase in airflow, but they sure as hell work for some schmo laying in his bed at night sleeping.
 
2012-08-11 01:44:17 PM

ThisIsntMe: Lee's_Austin: count_chimpula: Lee's_Austin: They (science) said the same thing about Duck Tape. Now it's in everyone's garage and a significant item to everyone's fallout shelter.

Oh please, everyone knows that the only way that you can survive a nuclear attack is by climbing inside a refrigerator.

Little Known Fact: Indiana Jones had a roll of Duck Tape stored on his person at all times. It's how he beat the Nazis, Communism and leaky pipes.

What the Fark is Duck tape? I use duct tape rather often. It's grey and sticky as heck, tapes up air ducts and such, which is why it's grey I guess.


Yeah, Duck Tape.
 
2012-08-11 01:45:47 PM

ThisIsntMe: What the Fark is Duck tape? I use duct tape rather often. It's grey and sticky as heck, tapes up air ducts and such, which is why it's grey I guess.


It was duck tape initially (it repelled water), then became duct tape when they realized how awesomely useful the stuff is.
 
2012-08-11 01:52:13 PM

rka: basemetal: Hey, subbs, that tape may be useless, but when you have your nose all stopped up from a summer cold, those breathe right strips help a lot.

Eh..not really. This link is is specifically for sports effects, but it basically concludes that there is no measurable increase in air flow at all.

http://www.sportsci.org/traintech/breatheright/fch.htm

Behold the power of marketing and confirmation bias. You believed the ad, you spent the money, the last thing your delicate psyche wants to admit is that you were wrong. Happens all the time.


I wear them at night, I don't snore, my wife doesn't give me shiat. I don't wear them, I do snore, my wife complains for days. Thus, Breathe Right strips prevent women from complaining.

/imagine how many they'd sell if they adopted that slogan?
 
2012-08-11 01:54:49 PM
I've used kinesio tape on myself and others. It's shown to be beneficial for some muscle strains and some cases of chronic pain.

It's cost effective (that means cheap) and has ZERO side effects. I'm a fan.
 
2012-08-11 01:54:57 PM
I never trust any study that says "so and so works"...or "so and so does not work"

Would not be surprised that the people who claim kinesio tape does not work...have money invested in Ace Bandages

All kinesio is meant to do if offer support for injured or weakened joints and muscles. It seems to be OK for that if trainers and others are using it. Some thing you cannot rap with ace bandage and tape
 
2012-08-11 02:17:00 PM

ThisIsntMe: Lee's_Austin: count_chimpula: Lee's_Austin: They (science) said the same thing about Duck Tape. Now it's in everyone's garage and a significant item to everyone's fallout shelter.

Oh please, everyone knows that the only way that you can survive a nuclear attack is by climbing inside a refrigerator.

Little Known Fact: Indiana Jones had a roll of Duck Tape stored on his person at all times. It's how he beat the Nazis, Communism and leaky pipes.

What the Fark is Duck tape? I use duct tape rather often. It's grey and sticky as heck, tapes up air ducts and such, which is why it's grey I guess.


Duck tape. A brand name of duct tape and other products. Link
 
2012-08-11 02:27:41 PM
If you believe you're playing well because you're getting laid, or because you're not getting laid, or because you wear women's underwear, then you are!.
 
2012-08-11 02:37:42 PM

mikaloyd: So gold medal wonner let me show you the science of how that tape you use sucks.

So internet sports expert let me show you the gold medal I won while using the tape.


So gold medal winner let me show you this rock I use to keep tigers away.
 
2012-08-11 02:44:16 PM

Eddie T. Head: ThisIsntMe: Lee's_Austin: count_chimpula: Lee's_Austin: They (science) said the same thing about Duck Tape. Now it's in everyone's garage and a significant item to everyone's fallout shelter.

Oh please, everyone knows that the only way that you can survive a nuclear attack is by climbing inside a refrigerator.

Little Known Fact: Indiana Jones had a roll of Duck Tape stored on his person at all times. It's how he beat the Nazis, Communism and leaky pipes.

What the Fark is Duck tape? I use duct tape rather often. It's grey and sticky as heck, tapes up air ducts and such, which is why it's grey I guess.

Duck tape. A brand name of duct tape and other products. Link


And duck, or duct tape, as many prefer, isn't actually that great to use on duct work. Foil tape is much better in the conditions that ducts find themselves.
 
2012-08-11 02:58:51 PM
"That's why it's popular," .. "Not because there's good science behind it."

So it's popular because it works?
 
2012-08-11 03:15:19 PM

Somaticasual: Huh, so that wasn't just to prevent bikini slips? Seriously, there was an hour long family debate about that stuff..


An hour long family discussion of bikini slippage. Go on.
 
2012-08-11 03:18:57 PM

SnoMan: It's shown to be beneficial


"Its shown to be beneficial" by the institute of dubious and paid for results, often quoted whenever a fad product arrives. Confirmation bias, superstition and fad. Athletes are kind of famous for it. Which is why we like to mock them.

Still waiting to see that Phiten study proving "titanium-infused fibers" enhances athletic performance.
 
2012-08-11 03:21:18 PM
www.betterbaseball.com
 
2012-08-11 03:22:53 PM

zamboni: mikaloyd: So gold medal wonner let me show you the science of how that tape you use sucks.

So internet sports expert let me show you the gold medal I won while using the tape.

So gold medal winner let me show you this rock I use to keep tigers away.


Your rock seems to be 600 grain piece of lead Scientists assure me that there is no possible manner in which a tiger can ingest such a small amoint and suffer any long term harm. Your rock will not have any effect upon a tiger.
 
2012-08-11 03:27:50 PM
looking forward to seeing this product on spandex-clad Lance Armstrong wanna-be's bicycling down the road of life. every day fate tempts me to kill someone, and i have to fight like hell and resist.
 
2012-08-11 03:41:48 PM
I used k-tape on my wang and within seven days I saw noticeable growth.
 
2012-08-11 03:44:40 PM

mikaloyd: zamboni: mikaloyd: So gold medal wonner let me show you the science of how that tape you use sucks.

So internet sports expert let me show you the gold medal I won while using the tape.

So gold medal winner let me show you this rock I use to keep tigers away.

Your rock seems to be 600 grain piece of lead Scientists assure me that there is no possible manner in which a tiger can ingest such a small amoint and suffer any long term harm. Your rock will not have any effect upon a tiger.


It will when I send it out of the business end of a .460 Weatherby Magnum. That will be one kept away tiger.
 
2012-08-11 04:03:31 PM

man metaphysical: I used k-tape on my wang and within seven days I saw noticeable growth.

A growth?
Genital warts?
 
2012-08-11 04:04:16 PM

KrispyKritter: looking forward to seeing this product on spandex-clad Lance Armstrong wanna-be's bicycling down the road of life. every day fate tempts me to kill someone, and i have to fight like hell and resist.


It's lycra. And we want to be Bradley Wiggins now.
Seriously, somebody buy me a Fred Perry bike jersey.
 
2012-08-11 05:08:59 PM

zamboni: Eddie T. Head: ThisIsntMe: Lee's_Austin: count_chimpula: Lee's_Austin: They (science) said the same thing about Duck Tape. Now it's in everyone's garage and a significant item to everyone's fallout shelter.

Oh please, everyone knows that the only way that you can survive a nuclear attack is by climbing inside a refrigerator.

Little Known Fact: Indiana Jones had a roll of Duck Tape stored on his person at all times. It's how he beat the Nazis, Communism and leaky pipes.

What the Fark is Duck tape? I use duct tape rather often. It's grey and sticky as heck, tapes up air ducts and such, which is why it's grey I guess.

Duck tape. A brand name of duct tape and other products. Link

And duck, or duct tape, as many prefer, isn't actually that great to use on duct work. Foil tape is much better in the conditions that ducts find themselves.


And duct tape, or duck tape, as many prefer, isn't actually that great to use on ducks. Tin foil is much better in the conditions that ducks find themselves (my oven).
 
2012-08-11 05:27:00 PM

rka: basemetal: rka: basemetal: Hey, subbs, that tape may be useless, but when you have your nose all stopped up from a summer cold, those breathe right strips help a lot.

Eh..not really. This link is is specifically for sports effects, but it basically concludes that there is no measurable increase in air flow at all.

http://www.sportsci.org/traintech/breatheright/fch.htm

Behold the power of marketing and confirmation bias. You believed the ad, you spent the money, the last thing your delicate psyche wants to admit is that you were wrong. Happens all the time.

That's funny, because everyone I've ever told to do that to help them sleep with a cold, told me thanks for that tip later.

Maybe they know you are a crazy person who shouldn't be made to confront reality.


So, all of those people are wrong, but you are right? They have meds for that.
 
2012-08-11 05:42:12 PM

basemetal: rka: basemetal: rka: basemetal: Hey, subbs, that tape may be useless, but when you have your nose all stopped up from a summer cold, those breathe right strips help a lot.

Eh..not really. This link is is specifically for sports effects, but it basically concludes that there is no measurable increase in air flow at all.

http://www.sportsci.org/traintech/breatheright/fch.htm

Behold the power of marketing and confirmation bias. You believed the ad, you spent the money, the last thing your delicate psyche wants to admit is that you were wrong. Happens all the time.

That's funny, because everyone I've ever told to do that to help them sleep with a cold, told me thanks for that tip later.

Maybe they know you are a crazy person who shouldn't be made to confront reality.

So, all of those people are wrong, but you are right? They have meds for that.


I've used those breath rite strips, I think they work awesome. I hate taking them off.
 
rka
2012-08-11 06:18:32 PM

basemetal: So, all of those people are wrong, but you are right? They have meds for that.


Probably should give some to every scientist who has ever published a study as well.

But you're probably right, you and your friends just miraculously confound science at every turn.

It's probably the power of prayer. People swear that totally works too.
 
2012-08-11 06:33:45 PM

mikaloyd: man metaphysical: I used k-tape on my wang and within seven days I saw noticeable growth.
A growth?
Genital warts?


No those were already there
 
2012-08-11 07:20:35 PM
OOohhhhh internet smart guy!

/who don't know nothin
 
2012-08-11 07:26:14 PM
Amazing what an allergy doc says, ISG. Link

/but of course, everyone is wrong but you.
//I'm telling you, they have meds for that.....
 
2012-08-12 12:01:03 AM

basemetal: Hey, subbs, that tape may be useless, but when you have your nose all stopped up from a summer cold, those breathe right strips help a lot.


I wholeheartedly agree with this.

/this?
//THIS
 
2012-08-12 12:47:48 AM
Science would claim my favorite teams probably don't start losing just because my wife comes in the room and starts talking to me, too. But that doesn't mean that after the opponent scores 14 points in the two minutes she's present after my team had built up a comfortable lead, that I'm going to encourage her to come in and sit down and ask her to keep watching with me.

/if they started winning when she came in, that would be a different story
//that also NEVER happens
 
2012-08-13 05:07:18 AM
I hesitate to mention tell my CSB but this seems like an ideal time to report my own experience.

I run somewhat regularly and being a runner I know people who use the tape or phiten dots. Count me as a complete skeptic. I never used them before and always kind of scoffed at them or the wrist/neck bracelets athletes wear.

My right knee had really been bothering me, so much so that I finally told Mrs. Relax that would try Phiten. Any port in a storm and all that but I didn't expect anything. Much to my surprise I woke up the next morning with zero knee pain. None.

I wore the dots for two days and then peeled them off. Tested my knee with a couple mile walk the following day and the pain comes back. More Phiten dots that night, no pain the next day.

I am very skeptical of stuff like this, especially when their web site starts talking about 'aligning energies' and things of that nature. Believe me when I say nobody was more surprised by this result than me. I'm not sure how it works but I know I had zero pain in my knee for the next couple of days. I don't know what the long term side effects are and I haven't started using it regularly or anything but this CSB is 100% my own experience. I'm aware of the placebo effect but I wasn't expecting it to do anything which I would think excludes placebo.

So anyway subs/haters can blow me
 
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