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Old 02-09-2005, 11:35 AM
johnnie c johnnie c is offline
 
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Why do some athletes shave their whole body ? Is it a fashion thing or is there an actual benefit to be had ?
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Old 02-09-2005, 12:15 PM
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The wind tunnel tests I carried out on some sprinters were entertaining but inconclusive.
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:19 PM
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Why do some athletes shave their whole body ? Is it a fashion thing or is there an actual benefit to be had ?
There's a big benefit for swimmers. Otherwise, I wouldn't think it would make that much difference. It could help with treatment for injury.
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:32 PM
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cyclists shave there arms and legs for two reasons
1. for wind assistance
2. if the cyclist falls off and has a deep wound or a graze first of all the air will get at it quicker meaning the blood flow will stop quicker and its a lot easier to clean the wound

swimmers for some reason they think they can go alot quicker

alot of professional soccer players shave there body hair for the reduce of sweat
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Old 02-09-2005, 08:33 PM
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Real men should always shave.

That is all
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Old 02-09-2005, 09:11 PM
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meant to stop being held back lol!

Nuffing like a few pubies and chest hair to grind against!

can't bate it!
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