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#21 sleep_heavy

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:56 PM

Effect is mainly psychological. If you believe it works then it will work. The series of demo test they do to you when they are trying to sell this is simply explained by your body's ability to adapt. Diba when they demo this, they'll make you do, lets say a flexibility exercise and hindi mo magawa. Then they will make you hold a PB bracelet and they make you repeat the exercise and lo and behold you stretch more than what you previously did. However, try doing the exercise a 2nd time even without the PB, you will be able to stretch more than your first try. The reason for this is that your brain perceives a movement, then automatically adjusts when you try it a second time. Even without the PB.

Regarding the athletes using it... Of course they'll say that it works first of all they're not exactly discriminating people when it comes to fancy stuff like this, and second, they are being paid to endorse this.

Pero, if the thing convinces you and has a psychological effect on you (placebo effect) then by all means use it.

Well My compadre spent the 2.2K money on this contraption and We all tried it. My friend and I and our kids who were mountaineer eperienced people. They had the pleasure of bragging to us Daddies that they were over in Pampangga the other day on a climb to Mount Pinatubo. They had this contraption with them and they tried if there was any difference in their performance on the Climb.

The general result... its a PLACEBO EFFECT... psychologically if you believe it can work for you it will do the job! Or rather, your MIND will do the job. Its the same trick as tying a string on your Index Finger to make you remember to Buy Red TBaks for the FuBu... ha ha! On my Try with this product I found there is no magic here. It's just your mind getting primed that the thing will do something for you.

Me, I prefer to bring a Japanese Vibrator I got for 200 pesos. It can work the same way If I will it to do that. But there is an added Benefit whereby it gives good stimulation to my girlfriend! Ha ha ha. Cheers!


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Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:31 AM

My friend gave me this and i have been using it for 2 months. crap!

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:20 PM

I have a friend who has an original one. And I guess it pretty much works. I dunno how it happened but it really worked when we tried to do all those flexibility stuff and demos needed to prove PB's effect.

If it is just placebo effect, then why is it that we fail to do the demos without wearing the PB, no matter how hard we try?

Three of us tested this scenario with two PBs, the one PB worked with the demos, but we failed with the other one. Our friend later on confessed that the other one is fake. Guess it shows the difference between original PBs from the fake ones.

Well My compadre spent the 2.2K money on this contraption and We all tried it. My friend and I and our kids who were mountaineer eperienced people. They had the pleasure of bragging to us Daddies that they were over in Pampangga the other day on a climb to Mount Pinatubo. They had this contraption with them and they tried if there was any difference in their performance on the Climb.


Just wanna ask mate. How do you gauge

difference in their performance

in this scenario?

If it tricks the mind, then I guess it still has a positive effect then. Because as most of you guys said in this thread.

It's just your mind getting primed that the thing will do something for you.


Edited by polofalltrades, 27 November 2010 - 05:22 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:39 AM

Right now, people treat it as a fashion accessory, nobody is expecting any sort of performance gain in physically demanding activity.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:04 PM

TAMA !!! :lol:

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 04:47 PM

Power Balance admits no science behind wristbands
01/05/2011 | 09:11 AM

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SANTA ANA, California Shaquille O'Neal swears by them. The Power Balance bracelet, he says, gives him a competitive edge on the court. It's no gimmick, he says. It's for real.

It may be for him, but Australian authorities say the California-based company behind the wildly popular wristbands and pendants has no business claiming that they improve balance, strength and flexibility.

And they even got Power Balance to admit it.

The company wrote: "We admit that there is no credible scientific evidence that supports our claims." It also agreed to give refunds to customers who believe they were cheated.

The company's admission, however, hopped across the globe since its agreement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was announced on Dec. 22.

It was an answer to what many who saw the ads wondered: Do the colorful silicone bands actually work?

Critics railed against the company on Twitter and those who had believed in the bracelet's power.

The company unleashed a torrent of its own tweets, playing off the word "admit."

In one, it said: "Power Balance Admits products have been worn during the last world series, nba finals and super bowl champions!"

Fans insist the bands have helped their game.

"Our trainers swear by it," Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley wrote in a message posted on his Twitter page.

The company began selling bracelets in 2007 embedded with holograms that were purportedly designed to interact with the body's natural energy flow.

Since then, the colorful wristbands, which sell for $29.95, have become ubiquitous, donned by Los Angeles Lakers' Lamar Odom and English celebrity soccer star David Beckham.

They have also been worn by celebrities, including actors Robert De Niro and Gerard Butler.

The company sold $8,000 of merchandise in its first year and expects more than $35 million in sales in 2010.

Power Balance, for its part, doesn't claim to have science on its side, said Adam Selwyn, a spokesman for the Laguna Niguel, California-based company.

Rather, it relies on testimonials from famous athletes and users to tout the products' effects. The company says it pays some athletes for the right to use their images wearing the bracelets, including O'Neal and Odom.

Josh Rodarmel, one of the company's co-founders, said in a statement he knows there may be skeptics. "We're not trying to win over every person in the world," he said.

Ralph Reiff, program director at St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis, said maybe a third of the hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who train there wear the wristband or an imitation.

The program even thought about putting its logo on the products and handing them out, he said.

But officials decided against that because they couldn't find enough reliable research to back up the company's claims about giving a biological boost to performance, he said.

"I couldn't look in the mirror and 100 percent say (it's) a product I can put my brand reputation behind," said Reiff, a certified athletic trainer.

Reiff said he believes there's no reason to think the wristbands could produce a biological benefit, and that any benefit is purely psychological.

"It's just like a pair of lucky socks," Reiff said. "It's a lucky charm, and if you believe in it, then it's excellent."

On its web site, Power Balance features video footage of athletes holding their arms out and resisting downward pressure in trials with and without the bands.

A Wisconsin professor ran similar tests comparing the performance of 42 athletes wearing Power Balance wristbands and silicon versions from Wal-Mart and said he found no difference.

Athletes were more likely to perform better wearing the second bracelet they put on, largely because they knew what to expect from the trial, said John Porcari, professor of exercise and sport science at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

"I think it is a scam," he said. "It has absolutely nothing to do with the bracelets. It is all in people's heads."

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 01:05 PM

ditto. The mind is a powerful thing.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:59 PM

B) just read about it in the paper today...inquirer if im not mistaken...the company behind this product actually admitted that they have no concrete scientific proof or basis that what their product claims to do actually works...thus i guess its all psychological...kind of a mind conditioning system... B)

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 01:25 AM

Maybe they should change the name to "power mind"

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:14 AM

scam.... :angry:

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 09:17 PM

For now it is more of a fashion statement.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:16 AM

I'd rather sport the original Livestrong bands... than this sh*t...
at least I know I'm supporting the fight against cancer.

The Mind, indeed is a very powerful thing...

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 01:27 PM

doesn't work

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:42 PM

50 lang sa 168 mga to, meron pang 3 for 100, at least alam mong Fake talaga at pang Fashion lang. :ninja:

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 03:07 PM

i used to wear one.
i even bought several pieces for my family members.
i believed that they worked.

but since the PB people came out with their admission, i stopped wearing mine.

yeah, yeah, the mind is indeed a powerful thing ... :mellow:

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 10:52 AM

it's not working for me... i had it recently but i think it's not effective...if you don't have any mindset for it...to roll it out it's just all in the mind..

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:09 PM

Have original power balance but after a few months the letters have chipped away and the holographic seal has also chipped away.

Compared it with my friends who also bought original ones and they are experiencing the same thing.

any one else have this?

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 09:48 AM

totoo ba ito?

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 01:50 PM

Symnpre HINDE! hoax.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:37 AM

sayang 20 pesos ko..




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