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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Ingrown hairs, disgusting pic inside

    Since I've started working out, I've been getting red pimple looking things on my quads, sometimes my calves. The woman says they're ingrown hairs, and they frickin kill when she pops them, and they ooze. She "has" to do this every couple of days, that's how bad it is. My question is: is there a damn thing I can do about this other than shaving my legs every couple of days? To me, that's an equal pain in the ass. Anyone else get these? Check out the pic, anyone get them like this?
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    dude, i really wish i hadn't seen that!..way worse than i could have imagined..i get them on my neck after i shave..why do you make her pop them? it's weird..i don't get them if the hair on my face is grown out any length
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    Have you tried any exfoliating body washes? There are a few out there.

    Try some Murad.
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    Well, to start out, I would stop letting her mess with your skin. It's only making it worse. Instead of picking at it, pluck out the hairs with tweezers. It will remove the hair and most of the puss. The redness will go away in a day or two. I get them here and there myself. If I tweeze them, they go away.
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    I found myself morbidly interested in the title of this thread. Looks like you haven't shaved them in a while, why do you in the first place?
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    I don't think he does shave his legs. He's wondering if shaving them would fix the problem. It may actually make it worse. I don't know how you women do it in the first place. But I'm glad you do
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

    Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial

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    ^^ You're right. I didn't read it clearly. Thanks. Oh yeah, women should def. keep doing it :withstupi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd Hatter
    Since I've started working out, I've been getting red pimple looking things on my quads, sometimes my calves. The woman says they're ingrown hairs, and they frickin kill when she pops them, and they ooze. She "has" to do this every couple of days, that's how bad it is. My question is: is there a damn thing I can do about this other than shaving my legs every couple of days? To me, that's an equal pain in the ass. Anyone else get these? Check out the pic, anyone get them like this?
    I think "ingrown hairs" is a 'wives tale', so to speak. Those are probably infected hair folicles where hairs have been pulled out or abraded by the fabric of what you were wearing when you were doing squats and/or other leg exercises.
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    no man i know what he means ingrown hairs suck. its like when the hair itself is like folded over and growing the wrong way like back into your skin like under it. if that makes any sense. in my experience i have gotten them as a result of shaving my legs after losing a bet. so i would recommend not shaving your legs. i think what you have though is just pimples as far as i can tell by looking at that disgusting picture. were you taking a **** or something?
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    Here's my suggestion since I get those things too. I get them a lot on my elbows too... If you can see where the hair is curled back under, use a pair of tweezers to pluck the hair out. Also, try an anti-bacterial wash a couple of times a day. Those look like they maybe little bacterial infections if they're not ingrown hairs. They're a real bizatch. My woman loves popping mine too. What's women's fascination with popping their man's pimples? I personally think it's disgusting and wouldn't pop a pimple even if it was on Jessica Simpson's boob.

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    i would personally pop a pimple on jessica simpsons boob with my teeth.

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    Thanks for the replies, and yes, let me reiterate, I don't "make" her pop them, she insists on it. I've always been taught popping anything will make it worse, but she believes the opposite. They're not "pimples" per say, I'm sure they're a result of fabric rubbing on the skin, I mean, I don't get them anywhere else, and they keep reappearing in the same general area.

    And yeah, the least I could have done was get my pants and lower legs out of the pic, sorry. I wasn't on the throne though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen
    Those are probably infected hair folicles where hairs have been pulled out or abraded by the fabric of what you were wearing when you were doing squats and/or other leg exercises.
    i agree, you might want to reconsider your gym attire

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    Ingrown hairs will happen to you when you're a hairy guy

    making sure that your clothes and your body are clean before and after workouts will help minimize the problem, and scrubbing your legs will also help remove dead skin cells and keep you clean

    a trick to try -- whenever you shower or bathe, always end the shower/bath with 20-30 seconds of cold shower (as cold as you can bear it), making sure to sluice the cold water all over your body, and especially anywhere you're prone to ingrown hairs and other zitlike manifestations; the cold water will help close up your pores and prevent crap from getting into them -- when you get out of a HOT shower and right into clothes, the heat has made all of your pores open up and you're more likely to get stuff clogging them up

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    might be heat rash? iff there in grown hairs, u should pull them out with tweasers
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    Do you wear any particular shorts when working out?

    I had some that would cause the hairs to be pulled out by the root. Then I would get ingrown hairs in place of them.

    I switched to a different pair of shorts and I dont get them anymore.
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    Polyester pants play hell with my leg hair. I've never had a problem with ingrown, but a day in polyester will leave my calves bald enough to tattoo.

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    I can only add,
    Shaving may not be that good for it, especially if you trim all the way down.
    Trimming should be better, since the head of the hair is a couple measurements away from the root and skin.

    Tweeing will help. In other news, don't shave your groin all the way down as that'll cause ingrown hairs there as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by PizDoff
    In other news, don't shave your groin all the way down as that'll cause ingrown hairs there as well
    Not to mention it'll make you look like you're trying to be some sort of porn star.

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    Eewww!! I think you should leave the hair alone!! Don't shave it. Just my opinion!! I think guys with big muscular legs can shave or better yet wax but normal legs should Have hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asylum
    Not to mention it'll make you look like you're trying to be some sort of porn star.
    Actually I have a trimmer device thing specifically for trimming hairs.
    I shave down below.

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    There are other reasons for shaving downstairs. I scuba dive in a drysuit, and we use an overboard discharge valve so we don't have to dehydrate ourselves.
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    anyone correct me if i'm wrong, but i think the medical term is folliculitis (pr. foll-ick-you-lite-iss) dealing with hair follicles of course, but i may have spelled it incorrectly..try googling it, or go to one of those ask-a-doctor sites like "web-md"..someone told me that's what i got on my neck when i shaved in the summer..anyway, i could be wrong..check it out

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    I've gotten this down below, even though I've never shaved. Believe me, it's MUCH more troubling when it's 'down there' and you don't know what it is, it gets you thinking...haha

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    Those definitely don't look like ingrown hairs to me. Can you actually see the hairs growing back in? You say that your woman just suggests they're ingrown hairs but you say they are just red bumps.
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