Training for my first Ironman during the heat and humidity of a Georgia summer definitely requires patience and a few good training tools. One of the key training tools required all year, but DEFINITELY during the most humid months, is a good quality anti-chafe solution. I’ve tried various products with differing results, but none as simple, effective, and readily available as Body Glide ®.
I was already using Body Glide when I received my test product but the additional stick was greatly needed. At this point I have one in each gym bag, and an extra in my bathroom. The one in my bathroom I use for application before early morning workouts, and bike rides on my trainer at home. The extras in each gym bag are always at hand for re-application or after work training. If you must know, I apply the stuff everywhere: under the arms (chicken wings anyone?), thighs, butt, neck and shoulder (especially if I’ll be wearing a pack), and under my sports bra straps. I know guys who use it to prevent nipple bleeding. The struggle is real people! See how the Body Glide® ambassadors use the product https://www.bodyglide.com/get-happy/ambassadors/
According to the Body Glide® website:
- Not oily, never wet à agreed!
- No petroleum, no parabens
- Made with allergen free and plant-derived ingredients
- Vegan approved
- Never tested animals
- Child safe
- Water resistant à I applied before the Chattanooga 70.3 and it lasted all day, even after the swim and sweating
- Wetsuit, clothing, and footwear safe à use it on your hands and feet to make putting on wetsuit MUCH easier
Final Verdict: Body Glide® is readily available at most sports stores and running specialty stores making it really easy to re-supply in a pinch. It’s easy to apply, long-lasting, and doesn’t melt sitting in your gym bag in a hot car. Final checkmark? It doesn’t leave your hands feeling gross after application. Give it a shot and those painful after-workout showers may be a thing of the past.
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