With the nation gripped by Olympic fever you can’t have escaped the huge number of tight fitting lycra shorts that are gracing our TV screens. It’s one of those fabrics that you don’t see too often in the world of fashion but for sportsmen it’s a must. If you’ve been practicing your 100m sprint or Greco-roman wrestling at home with one eye on competing in Rio’s 2016 games then you’ll already know that lycra has a few, somewhat unpleasant, drawbacks. Sure everyone can see whether you dress to the left or to the right but worse than that there is the small matter of sweat. Yep, I’m talking about sweaty balls (sorry but there really is no nice way to say it). Of course it’s not limited to lycra short wearers, but anyone who has suffered can tell you it’s really not very pleasant. Here are a few products that I imagine the good men of Team GB are more than familiar with…
Jack Black’s Dry Down Friction Free Powder is designed especially for gym goers and budding Olympians. It’s an ultra fine, talc free powder that eliminates chafing from the friction of work-outs and sports training. Pure cornstarch, organic green tea and lavender soothe and refresh your family jewels ensuring you’re ready for that gold medal.
Fresh Balls is a lotion which does ‘exactly what it says on the tube’. It’s an aluminium free, paraben and talc free formula which uses oatmeal to soothe irritation and tea tree oil as an anti-bacterial agent. It dries quickly and doesn’t leave any residue – perfect for anyone who prefers to go commando.
BODYGLIDE Anti-Chafe Balm is a sweat and water resistant formula, it’s hypoallergenic and non petroleum based so it can be used all over the body, not just the groin. Creating an invisible barrier it doesn’t clog pores or trap perspiration and feels dry to the touch. Best of all it’s a favourite among the USA triathlete team, which is a pretty good recommendation in itself. Rio here we come!