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

Old 06-19-11, 12:57 AM
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how much weight will i lose if i shave my body?

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?
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Old 06-19-11, 01:01 AM
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How hairy are you?
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Old 06-19-11, 01:03 AM
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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?
Outstanding gains in aerodynamics too. Don't forget to trim your nose hair to enhance oxygen intake.
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How hairy are you?
for real.
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seriously?

obviuosly that would depend on how much hair you have but i doubt you could tell the differene. you would lose more weight by taking a leak before the race.

now shaving your legs is different but it isnt done to lose weight thats for sure.
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Old 06-19-11, 01:16 AM
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seriously?
Are you new here?
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Yes, I am new here. And yes, I'm pretty hairy. But really, i was just wondering why people shave before races. I didn't know if it was a weight issue. I do know that people worry a lot about cutting grams and ounces and I figured this might be one of the reasons.
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Originally Posted by worriedrider View Post
Yes, I am new here. And yes, I'm pretty hairy. But really, i was just wondering why people shave before races.
it's about cleaning your road rash without hair gunking it up
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
Are you new here?
no i guess i should have known better. haha.
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Originally Posted by worriedrider View Post
Yes, I am new here. And yes, I'm pretty hairy. But really, i was just wondering why people shave before races. I didn't know if it was a weight issue. I do know that people worry a lot about cutting grams and ounces and I figured this might be one of the reasons.
You can save weight and money simply by not eating for three days before the race.
Maybe have the odd glass of water.
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here is a link

http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com...g-shaving.html
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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?
what bike race is this?
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Old 06-19-11, 02:54 AM
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Your Kidding right**********
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IMO liposuction is the obvious way to loose those extra ounces, and do you really need all those fingers and toes ? Lance seems to be doing well with only one of a pair of something else too.
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Old 06-19-11, 04:20 AM
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hirsute man, a razor is your friend.
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I can recommend this though:
http://htfu.com.au/
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If you really want an honest answer to your question, I'd say the total mass of all the hair on your body would be < 250 g. This is of course based on an estimate of a person my age and height with similar short hair and features.
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When I was a pre-schooler, my barber would pay me a quarter to sweep the floor after a haircut. I would also get it off the floor with a dustpan and dump it in a trash can. I think it is fair to say that I know a lot about the weight of cut hair. On average, your weight savings would be about the same as replacing standard bolts with titanium bolts. In the long run, the bolts are cheaper as you need only buy them once. However, I didn't factor in weight savings from reduced water/sweat retention when sans hair. That might provide the equivalent incremental benefit of ceramic bearings.
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You should do it. Shave every hair on your body. It will make you lighter and slicker than snot to boot.

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Old 06-19-11, 06:34 AM
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I have an Italian riding buddy that could literally shave a pound or two off. Of course, he could do the same by removing his gold chain.
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
Outstanding gains in aerodynamics too. Don't forget to trim your nose hair to enhance oxygen intake.
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).
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I remember the British show Brainiacs doing something about this. The weighed a man before and after doing a number of mundane things to lose weight. Those things included shaving his head, body, using the bathroom etc etc. I can't find a link but I do remember the results being minimal all things considered.
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Step 1. Shave body.

Step 2. Collect hair.

Step 3. Weigh hair.

Step 4. Record data.

Of course hair weighs something.
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