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Nasal Strips

steve23steve23 Posts: 2,202
has/does anyone use thses things?

like what Ullrich used to have on his nose!?

i was wondering whether or not to try them, as during TT's esp., i usually ride with my nose "flared" to try and take in more oxygen!

are these strips worth it, or are they just for show!?

thanks!
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  • bobtraversbobtravers Posts: 115
    It's for the show...

    The only way you can let more air going in your nose is to drill your nasal way with a 3/4 inch bit!! By the way don't try it!

    I think breathing with mouth instead of nose will be more effective...
  • Mark AlexanderMark Alexander Posts: 2,277
    I think those poncy footballers started it all. I'm not convincd but I can only assume that the psycological value of you 'thinking' that it helps may be the only difference.
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  • blackhandsblackhands Posts: 950
    steve23 wrote:
    has/does anyone use thses things?

    like what Ullrich used to have on his nose!?

    i was wondering whether or not to try them, as during TT's esp., i usually ride with my nose "flared" to try and take in more oxygen!

    are these strips worth it, or are they just for show!?

    thanks!

    There has been a number of (proper) scientific studies on these and they have been found to have no benefit.

    In fact unless you have some physical abnormaility shortrage of oxygen is not a factor.
  • AndyGatesAndyGates Posts: 8,467
    But psychologically? Placebo is a powerful thing.
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  • sloxamsloxam Posts: 861
    they will help with snoring on the bike though!
    i hate hills (cos i'm fat)

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