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how much weight will i lose if i shave my body?

Old 06-19-11, 08:16 AM
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Old 06-19-11, 08:23 AM
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Old 06-19-11, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by iheartbenben View Post
Step 1. Shave body.

Step 2. Collect hair.

Step 3. Weigh hair.

Step 4. Record data.

Of course hair weighs something.
This sounds like a great idea! OP please do weigh the shavings so we all have some firm metrics on how much weight shaving off all our body hair saves.

I've been interested in reducing my weight as well. I didn't work out at all over the winter so I'm pretty over weight at this point, and would love a quick fix to weighing less so maybe I wouldn't have to eat quite as healthy.

Get back to us!
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Old 06-19-11, 09:22 AM
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Wear compression clothing to bunch up the fat closer, for aero benefit too...
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Old 06-19-11, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
You should have mentioned that hard core bike racers have the size of their junk reduced to save weight (the women do the same for their boobs).
Not ALL do...

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Old 06-19-11, 01:09 PM
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Old 06-19-11, 01:10 PM
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To be that bug who gets trapped
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Originally Posted by worriedrider View Post
I am interested in cutting any weight that I can for an upcoming bike race, and I was wondering how much I could expect to lose by shaving my body? I've heard of people doing this before, but I don't know how much it would really help. Has anyone actually weighed it on a scale before? Are there any other benefits to shaving?

jscristian44, is that you?
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Old 06-19-11, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Painful Chafe View Post
jscristian44, is that you?
thats what i was thinking when i read this thread. i guess we have another one on our hands!
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Old 06-19-11, 01:43 PM
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My vote for best pic of the century!!! Not metric century either.
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I suspect doing so will cause you to lose more credibility than weight.

I can only think of just how itchy it will be when it all starts to grow back.
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Old 06-19-11, 02:21 PM
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If you shaved your body and placed all the hair in a plastic bag it would weigh lesss than one sip of water from your Camelbak bottle. I would work on deducing body fat.
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Originally Posted by WestCoastDan View Post
I suspect doing so will cause you to lose more credibility than weight.

I can only think of just how itchy it will be when it all starts to grow back.
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Way to blow it Dan...
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Originally Posted by worriedrider View Post
Are there any other benefits to shaving?
Testosterone patches stick better to a smooth ball bag.
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Originally Posted by Painful Chafe View Post
jscristian44, is that you?
haha.. my first thought too
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Thread got a lot better on page 2.
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Originally Posted by ErichM View Post
This sounds like a great idea! OP please do weigh the shavings so we all have some firm metrics on how much weight shaving off all our body hair saves.
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If everyone in the 41 participates we can so a poll or something later.
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Depends on how low on the evolutionary tree you are in the first place.....
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Originally Posted by Carbon Unit View Post
If you shaved your body and placed all the hair in a plastic bag it would weigh lesss than one sip of water from your Camelbak bottle. I would work on deducing body fat.














If they read this everyone on his group ride will call him "hairbag".
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Dropped weight AND increased aerodynamics. Win, win.
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Weight yourself, shave all your hair then weigh again. Or, shave the hair with an electronic razor and keep all the hair in a pile to weigh on a food scale. It will be less than a pound even in the best case.
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Originally Posted by I_Like_Bike View Post
Weight yourself, shave all your hair then weigh again. Or, shave the hair with an electronic razor and keep all the hair in a pile to weigh on a food scale. It will be less than a pound even in the best case.
A pound? Are you using yourself as a bench mark? If so, might be time to do some trimming.
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Originally Posted by ErichM View Post
A pound? Are you using yourself as a bench mark? If so, might be time to do some trimming.
Less than/
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