What do you run in? (to avoid chafing)

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    May 02, 2009 6:04 PM GMT
    I run in short running shorts with an insert but got chafing (after 40 min run) on the inside of my thighs from the insert (i.e. my balls) rubbing against them. I'm not fat so I'm a bit surprised by that. Any suggestions?
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    May 02, 2009 6:35 PM GMT
    Have you considered wearing a jock strap? Or a pair of running briefs? Sounds like the insert in your shorts aren't supporting your bits and pieces properly. Or you can try applying Bodyglide to your thighs.

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    May 02, 2009 7:26 PM GMT
    I think a jockstrap is gonna be the next thing I'll try. I agree that a lack of support might be the problem. But I'm willing to hear other opinions.
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    May 02, 2009 8:01 PM GMT
    jjon saidI run in short running shorts with an insert but got chafing (after 40 min run) on the inside of my thighs from the insert (i.e. my balls) rubbing against them. I'm not fat so I'm a bit surprised by that. Any suggestions?


    How da hell big are your balls???????icon_razz.gif

    I ran track competively up to my late 20s.A pair of high cut bikini briefs worked perfectly fine for training days and competition days.
    Same type underwear works perfectly fine for my leisure running now
  • Atriathlete

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    May 04, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    A good set of tri shorts will prevent the problem. Bodyglide can help with some of the chafing issues as well.
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    May 07, 2009 8:25 PM GMT
    why not try baby powder. thats what i use and also what its for.
    im sure the attached brief would be fine after that
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    May 07, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
    I actually had some irritation that was more from summer heat than the shorts. I started shaving my balls and keeping them well-lotioned, which alleviated that. Are you sure you're wearing the proper size in your short shorts? I wear a medium in regular running shorts with underwear lining, but in short shorts I go up a size.
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    May 07, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    Lycra shorts under your normal shorts.

    All the marathon training and the marathon itself...


    .... not a blister

    And i got me some meaty thighs
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    May 07, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    burlap
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    May 07, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
    I wear lycra shorts. Swear by the Bodyglide. icon_biggrin.gif

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    May 08, 2009 6:19 AM GMT
    jjon saidI run in short running shorts with an insert but got chafing (after 40 min run) on the inside of my thighs from the insert (i.e. my balls) rubbing against them. I'm not fat so I'm a bit surprised by that. Any suggestions?


    You don't look like you'd have any fat around the adductors.

    It may be your form if you pronate or have other biomechanical issues such as weak hip flexors which are causing your upper thighs to rub too close together. they may be causing your things to rub together. Hip strengthening exercise are essential for runners which means, yes, hitting the girly thigh machines on leg days at the gym. icon_wink.gif
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    May 09, 2009 12:33 AM GMT
    I wear short running shorts as well. Not bad but Vaseline becomes my best friend at the 20 mile mark.

    Recently tried running in Lycra with success but having the goods fall down one side or the other drove me crazy.

    I'll stick to Vaseline, works better than Bodyglide for me too.icon_neutral.gif
  • joarky123

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    May 09, 2009 12:39 AM GMT
    not a thick guy either, but being a runner, i have had the same problems because my thighs tend to rub during running.

    there are several options though.

    for long distance runs like marathons, ideally, vaseline does help.

    but for shorter runs, most of the guys here are spot on. jocks do hold your junk in place. and runner shorts do prevent chaffing from your thighs. however, as we use to do in high school, we would wear the jocks and runner shorts together both to keep your junk in place, and to prevent thigh chaffing.

    for a good runner short, surprisingly, i have found that target's in house athletic brand is actually incredibly comfortable, smooth, and quite affordable.

    hope this helps mate.

    best
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    May 09, 2009 1:07 AM GMT
    I'm surprised no one mentioned compression shorts. I love them. Better than anything else I've used. Might look funky under running shorts but comfort comes first.
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    May 09, 2009 1:09 AM GMT
    i wear running shorts with high cut underwear as well. i found they are more comfortable than a jock strap. when i get to higher mileage, i found that bodyglide takes the burn away from the parts that chaffe.
  • gwuinsf

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    May 18, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    I concur with most of the runners here: Bodyglide.

    If you're going to do any kind of long distance running, Bodyglide becomes a must.
  • hoo4u

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    May 18, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    What?! You guys wear clothing to run in? NO wonder I get alot of stares, car horns and whistles. Hmmm?
  • tas_515

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    May 18, 2009 4:07 PM GMT
    Is Bodyglide sold in most runner's shops? Seems like a consensus--when in doubt, go for the lube.
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    May 18, 2009 4:09 PM GMT
    Adidas running pants...absorbs most sweat.icon_lol.gif
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    May 18, 2009 4:35 PM GMT
    jjon saidI run in short running shorts with an insert but got chafing (after 40 min run) on the inside of my thighs from the insert (i.e. my balls) rubbing against them. I'm not fat so I'm a bit surprised by that. Any suggestions?


    Thankfully, I've never had a chaffing problems. I've done the NYC marathon and several halfs. You see guys globbing on vaseline or powerglide at start. I always use good supportive tights or jock under tights or shorts.

    IF YOU USE A JOCK, DON'T USE A COTTON JOCK. IT ABSORBS SWEAT AND REMAINS WET. This promotes irritation.

    I prefer this one http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/RRM460/ which I modify slightly with a single stitch into a almost thong. comfortable and wicks way sweatness.



  • toscuba

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    May 20, 2009 12:31 AM GMT
    I do about 10K 4 nights a week and i normally wear reebok running shorts or UA compression shorts and running shorts without a liner. Have completed 5 halves and have never used body glide on my legs.

    I have also ran in a jock and have to say it comes down to support, if you have the right support you be will okay. Last sept i did 25K in 90+ degrees and never had a problem, drank a lot of water, but no chaffing.
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    May 25, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    Guys, thanks for all the suggestions. Tried a jock, was a bit better but not much. Tried lycra compression shorts and the chafing was gone. I'll stick with those then :-)

    Thanks again.
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    May 25, 2009 10:01 PM GMT
    I wear spandex compression shorts. Dump a little baby power in them when you put them on. The baby power keeps the boys happy down there and no chafing. icon_biggrin.gif