Tried & tested: Power Balance EFX Wrist Band
by Carly Cummins
June 28, 2011
From time to time there are fads in golf that you can’t help but want to join in with. The latest one is the wearing of special silicone wrist bands that are designed to improve balance, strength and flexibility.
The EFX Power Balance wrist band has become something of a celebrity accessory in recent months - from footballer David Beckham to rap star P Diddy all wearing one – so I decided I wanted to find out what all the fuss was about.
The secret is said to lie in a special hologram, set in the silicone band that supposedly enhances the body's natural energy. The theory is that everything in nature has a set frequency. The body has a frequency and things which cause negativity to the human body - like mobile phones and radio waves - break down its natural healing frequency. By wearing the Power Balance band you are boosting your body’s natural balance, an obvious and key benefit in golf where balance is essential.
There is a simple test that proves how the EFX band improves your balance and despite my initial skepticism it really did work! Basically you stand on one leg with your arms stretched out at the sides and someone tries to push you so that you topple over. Then you repeat the test wearing the Power Balance band – and hey presto you are remarkably balanced.
OK, so the test is a little flawed in that you are expecting the push the second time round, but I can genuinely vouch for the fact that I have noticed an improved swing tempo and balance on the golf course, and that is certainly a good thing.
At £29.99 the EFX wrist band is a fraction of the cost of the jewelry most A-list celebrities usually wear, and just knowing they are choosing the Power Band over a diamonds or gold accessories says it all.
Still a skeptic? I suggest you try it out for yourself, you might just be surprised! www.powerbalanceuk.com