The Hotlegs Runner Gear Review and Giveaway: Power Balance Silicone Bracelet | The Hotlegs Runner

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gear Review and Giveaway: Power Balance Silicone Bracelet

I have seen these silicone bands around the wrists of some famous athletes and I often wondered, "Do they really work?"  And I'm pretty sure, the same question boggles the minds of those who have not yet tried their products.  Heck, I am also almost certain, that is the reason why you are reading this review and possibly considering joining the giveaway.  Am I correct?  It okay, I understand and I don't blame you.  You just want some simple questions to be answered.

What is Power Balance?

Power Balance is Performance Technology designed to work with your body’s natural energy field. Founded by athletes, Power Balance is a favorite among elite athletes for whom balance, strength and flexibility are important.

How Does the Hologram Work?

Power Balance is based on the idea of optimizing the body’s natural energy flow, similar to concepts behind many Eastern philosophies. The hologram in Power Balance is designed to resonate with and respond to the natural energy field of the body.

What is it made of?

Made to last, this durable, 100% Surgical Grade Silicone wristband can go anywhere you do. Made with a stretch feature that extends easily over your hand, you'll love the style and comfort it provides. Complete with two Power Balance holograms, this sporty and fun band goes with everything. 

Are there sizes and different colors?
Find your size and see where the day takes you. XS (6.3 in or 16 cm) S (6.9 in or 17.5 cm) M (7.5 in or 19 cm) L (8.1 in or 20.5 cm) XL (8.7 in or 22 cm).  10 different colors to choose from.

My Review


I tested the Power Balance Silicone wristband during my very first marathon 2 weeks ago.  A month before, I was experiencing recurring pain on my right knee, I hit "the wall" during my training, and was starting to doubt if I could finish before the 5:30 cut-off time.  I put my trust in God, in my training, and on this little pink silicone bracelet by Power Balance to get me through this marathon.

In case you have not read Part 1 and Part 2 of my race recap let me mention succinctly how it all went down...

I finished the marathon in 5 hours and 19 minutes.  I did NOT hit the wall.  I felt extremely good, strong and happy the whole time.  And lastly, I did NOT experience any pain on my right knee (which I was expecting) or in any part of my body.

Even after the marathon, I kept the wristband on.  The next day I wasn't as sore as I had expected and was even able to walk around the mall to do some window shopping in Vegas. 48 hours after the marathon, everything was back to normal.  Oh and I (along with my fiance) was able to carry our new couch (a 3 seater) up some flights of stairs to our apartment on the THIRD floor. Does that count?

Evidently, the results of my marathon pretty much answers the question, "Does it really work?"

It may be a whole lot of things like my 5-month training, my taper week, etc. which resulted to the success of my marathon. Surely, it is all those reasons combined,  as well as me wearing the Power Balance Wristband during race day.  It worked for me, as you can see.  But I'd like to attach this to my answer, "you have to try it out yourself to see".

And that is why I am giving away either a Power Balance Silicone Wristband or Silicone Pendant.  You get to choose if you want to wear one on your wrist or around your neck.

Neon Silicone Wristbands 



Silicone Pendants


Giveaway

One lucky reader will win either a Power Balance Silicone Wristband or Pendant.
Please note that this is open to U.S. and Canadian Residents only. BUT, If you live abroad and want to have this shipped to a U.S. address of a relative or friend, then you are welcome to participate.

I will announce the winner this coming Sunday, Nov. 19.

Please remember to leave a SEPARATE comment for EACH of the things below.  1 comment = 1 entry.  I suggest you do everything specified below to increase your chances of winning.  If you do all 10, that's 10 entries!

Mandatory:
1.  Must be a FOLLOWER of my blog. I'm doing this because it's my way of thanking you for being one! =) Click the Follow button located at my right sidebar. And let me know that you are following already by posting a comment here like, "I am a follower" .  I am always happy to see new people following. = 1 entry

2.  Visit the Power Balance Website. Let me know which of their products you like most. Post it on my comments again. = 1 entry


Extra Credit
3.  Follow me on Twitter (@HotlegsRunner) and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
4.  Follow Power Balance on Twitter (@powerbalance) and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
5.  Like the Hotlegs Runner on FACEBOOK and leave a comment that you already do. = 1 entry
6.  Like Power Balance on FACEBOOK and leave a comment that lets me know you already do. = 1 entry
7.  Post this giveaway on your blog, Twitter and/or Facebook linking back to here.  Let me know when you've spread the word. Leave a comment for EACH. = 3 entries
8.  Add me to your blog roll. = 1 entry 

Good luck!

Disclaimer:  I did not pay for this Power Balance Wristband.  They were sent to me and in exchange, I post an honest review of it.  I was not compensated nor was I encouraged by the manufacturer to post a positive review.  This review is based solely on my experience with this product.
Julie

121 comments:

  1. I like the pink wristband!

    You look fabulous in your marathon photos by the way!

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  2. You're on my blog roll under Rae's Reads.

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  3. I will like you on FB in 35 minutes when I can get on FB at work. :)

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  4. I'm already a follower! These look cool!

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  5. I like the black or blue silicone bracelet

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  6. I like the neon blue with white lettering silicone bracelet

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  7. posting this to my giveaway section on my blog

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  8. I twittered the contest / your blog

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  9. I "liked" Powerbalance on FB

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  10. I've been wondering about those bands. I've seen them at race expos.

    Way behind here-just read your race report. CONGRATS!! Great Job and I love the race pics! (You don't even look like you're in labor like I do in all of mine)

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  11. I'd love a bright, cheerful, yellow bracelet!

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  12. you are absolutely right. I have wondered about these things!
    New follower :D

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  13. I really like the sterling and zinc pendants-those are cute!
    and Hey! if Ryan Schekler likes it...well COUNT ME IN! :P

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  14. I'm not a big fan of necklaces in general, but I like both kinds of wristbands. The neoprene looks cool, but the silicone would probably be the most comfortable.

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  15. Putting HLR on my blogroll...will even put your button up:)

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  16. I like the yellow silicone bracelet - it would match my RoadID.

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  17. You know I am a follower, and I love your blog! ;)

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  18. I like the neon pink silicone wristband and the black zinc allot pendant!

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  19. Already LIKE Hotlegs Runner on FB!

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  20. I like Power Balance on FB too.

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  21. Posted on my blog sidebar too!

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  22. You're already added to my blogroll!!

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  23. Linked your giveaway on my blog!

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  24. I like the neon orange and neon green bracelets! I'm a green/orange person... :)

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  25. I like the wristband in blue! :)

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  26. Check out their websste - my favorite is the Zinc Alloy Pendants

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  27. if im lucky to win this giveaway then i can give to you the add of my sis in vegas. sana ako na ang mapalad! haha

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  28. visited http://www.powerbalance.com/silicone-pendant.html , i want the silicone pendant - black w/ white leterring

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  29. already a follower of powerbalance in twitter

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  30. the hotlegs runner is in my blogroll. wuhoo!

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  31. I really like the pink power balance bracelet.

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  32. I would love the blue silicone wristband...I've been curious about these bands - I'd love to try one!

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  33. I follow you

    (hey it is DECEMBER 19 not November 19...see when you will announce the winner above:))

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  34. I like the blue wristband !
    also like the pendant..though

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  35. I'd love a green silicone bracelet.

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  36. I follow you on Twitter ~ windyrunner

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  37. I follow Power Balance on Twitter ~ windyrunner

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  38. I like Hotlegs Runner on Facebook.

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  39. I like Power Balance on Facebook.

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  40. I posted the giveaway on my blog.

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  41. I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

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  42. I love the neon silicone bracelets at the Power Balance Website!

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  43. I'm running a marathon in March and I'd love to have a pink bracelet!

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  44. I like Power Balance on facebook

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  45. I am a follower. I love your blog!!!

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  46. I like the Red Silicone Wrist band! :)

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  47. I posted the giveaway on twitter @jg_trigal.

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  48. I follow @powerbalance on twitter.

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  49. I visited the powerbalance website. I like the pendants, but think the silicone wristband would be better for exercising. Silicone in red.

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