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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 8
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2377 clicks; posted to Sports » on 11 Aug 2012 at 10:53 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-11 11:01:01 AM
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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 12:51:11 PM
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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 07:26:14 PM
1 votes:
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.....
2012-08-11 02:58:51 PM
1 votes:
"That's why it's popular," .. "Not because there's good science behind it."

So it's popular because it works?
2012-08-11 02:27:41 PM
1 votes:
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 01:54:49 PM
1 votes:
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 01:43:13 PM
1 votes:

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 11:59:42 AM
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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.
 
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