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Kinesio tape 

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Shocker: science sez applying kinesio tape had no effect on muscle strength. Daft idea to begin with. See Vercelli et al.

Fun fact: an image Search for “kinesio taping” gets lots of SEXY shots. Huh! Ladies, many of one particularly hot male model. Yow yow!

“Immediate effects of kinesiotaping on quadriceps muscle strength: a single-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial”
Vercelli et al. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. Volume 22, Number 4, 319–26. Jul 2012.