VIDEO: How To Stop Chafing In The Gym Or On The Field
In the humid summer months, sometimes damp clammy skin rubs on other damp clammy bits of skin. In the short term, it doesn't feel great. After a while, it can lead to major chafing and discomfort.
So how can you stop chafing in the gym or on the field? Most endurance athletes are very familiar with this problem, yet from what I can tell, the average gym goer or pick-up soccer player isn't aware of the great solutions you have at your disposal.
One of my favourites is a product called Body Glide. Check out my quick review here:
NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS NOT SPONSORED - I BUY THIS PRODUCT MYSELF BECAUSE I THINK HIGHLY OF IT, AND THAT IS THE ONLY REASON I'M SHARING IT WITH YOU.
How To Stop Chafing In The Gym Or On The Field
1. Use a balm like body glide.
2. It's also worth thinking about the materials you wear.
Cotton can be really comfortable, but when it gets soaked with sweat, it becomes heavy and keeps your skin wet. Friction + moisture = a recipe for blisters. A soft, light synthetic fabric that drys quickly and wicks moisture away from your skin will keep you cooler, dryer and less prone to chafing or blisters.
3. If you're outside lots, for example, playing in a ultimate frisbee tournament, bring numerous pairs of socks with you. Switch to dry socks often to protect your feet and limit the risk of blisters. Finally, if you get blisters between your toes, try putting a little Body Glide between your toes and slip into a pair of Injini toe socks.