Why Professional Athletes Fall for Health Scams

From titanium necklaces to recovery water, superstition and pseudoscience in athletics runs rampant

Photo: Matt_Brown / Getty Images

“I remember guys would do this thing where they’d make you bend down and touch your toes. Then you’d throw on [the Phiten] necklace and do it again, and [they’d say] ‘see you’re stretching further now!’”

writer and reporter - Red Bull, Sports Illustrated, PC Gamer, Vice, Rolling Stone, Daily Dot, Gawker Media, Buzzfeed, Verge etc - winkluke at gmail

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store