T Nation

Thighs Rubbing Together


#1

I recently started a 5x5 program a couple of weeks ago, been eating good and have already put on about 5 lbs of weight.

The only problem is my thighs rub together when I walk now and it is really annoying. So basically I either have to walk like a retard with a stick up my ass or I have to deal with them rubbing together and chafing.

I don't even have "huge" legs by any means, I'm only 175 lbs and I only squat 190. I'm not really sure what I should do at this point, I want to keep squatting but not if it means I can't walk normal. What should I do?


#2

facepalm


#3

My thighs have rubbed together for ove 20 yrs, whats the issue?


#4

wear boxer briefs.


#5

[quote]mr popular wrote:
facepalm

[/quote]
Wow thanks for the constructive help. It’s called the “beginner” forum for a reason, I just started lifting not too long ago and I’m posting here looking for help, if you don’t want to help then don’t post.

[quote]
My thighs have rubbed together for ove 20 yrs, whats the issue?[/quote]
Well mine haven’t, I guess I’m just not used to it, its just causing skin irritation and its pretty uncomfortable. I guess it’s just something I’ll have to get used to.

[quote]
wear boxer briefs.[/quote]
I think I’m going to try that and see if it helps, it seems like it would. Thanks.


#6

you’ll get used to it. Probably will need to wear underarmor type stuff (lycra/spandex), or use bodyglide/vaseline, if you run.


#7

your growing up. other things will change too(voice, hair in different places etc…)

lol; sorta fucking with ya dude.

don’t sweat it…or wear cordory pants…then it’s annoying for everyone else.


#8

Once you get used, it’s actually a nice feeling; I missed it when I had to stop training for I while.


#9

I had to start wearing the underarmour ones once I started working at a dusty warehouse.

Works to a point but yeah, sucks. I’ve heard talc powder works to alleviate it some./


#10

GOLD BOND


#11

[quote]xkungpowx wrote:
GOLD BOND[/quote]

x2


#12

Oh please. Not another one of these threads


#13

Please tell me you’re 175 lbs at 5 ft. It’s the only way I can invision you having this problem.

Or…maybe you’re just severely knock-kneed?


#14

[quote]Brohan wrote:
My thighs have rubbed together for ove 20 yrs, whats the issue?
Well mine haven’t, I guess I’m just not used to it, its just causing skin irritation and its pretty uncomfortable. I guess it’s just something I’ll have to get used to.
[/quote]

Unless your hygiene is lacking or you are spending an inordinate amount of time walking around without pants on I cannot see how you are getting skin irritation?

Once when I went to DIsney WOrld with my boys I wore running shorts which are a bit shorter than standard shorts between the heat and the friction I got a little red from all the walking but man seriously in over twenty yrs never had any issues from being big and bodyparts rubbing.


#15

^ every skin type is diferent, some are more sensitive than others.

Underarmor helps a lot. And eventually you will get used to it.


#16

[quote]Turiel wrote:
^ every skin type is diferent, some are more sensitive than others.

Underarmor helps a lot. And eventually you will get used to it.[/quote]

Seconded, I just wear them all the time, it’s no big deal.