Ever wondered why some training programmes work for some athletes and not for others? Why some people are genetically gifted athletes? Why there is a fixed set of intervals for all athletes? Why certain drugs work for some and not others? Do compression socks work? What the hell does a VO2 max test tell you, is it just useless information? Is lactate friend or foe? I delve into the sport science world and try to find the answers to train smarter and hopefully become a better athlete. This page is written in my own thoughts and words with a cross-pollination from several other sites and links to the original articles. Some of it might sound like a rant but it is written to make you think. So if you read it without a open mind then your in the wrong place. Enjoy and open your mind.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Power balance bands exposed

This is a very interesting read and by no means surprising, the follow up articles on this are also a good read.  A piece of plastic with a hologram plate which will improve balance and performance worn by many pro athletes! Sounds too good to be true.  Go to the link to read the complete article.

http://www.sportsscientists.com/2011/01/power-balance-bracelets-no-credible.html and http://www.sportsscientists.com/2011/01/power-balance-placebo-and-perceptions.html