Ok, ok... so I've recently been reminded just WHY it was always suggested to sprinkle a bit of power in my shorts before running or cycling. Wendy Ingraham had always clued me into this secret and I seem to have long forgotten...
Powder - OH SO DIFFERENT from chamois creme, people!
Over the last couple of months I have been product testing for "Anti- Monkey Butt" Powder (think you like the name -- ohhhh, just wait!).
One of the things that differentiates powder is that it ABSORBS sweat and ultimately reduces friction. No woman likes to admit to "chub-rub" .... (i.e. your inner thighs rubbing together when you run) .... but most of us who eat more than 500 calories a day have this.
Plus, the shear absorbency issue alone... (!) I had forgotten. Show me a woman who doesn't secrete a little sweat (among other things) in her shorts while running or biking and I'll show you a man!
The name of the product alone is fantastic! I mean, c'mon. Monkey Butt?? Really? Fabulous. Triathletes are KNOWN for taking ourselves too seriously ... I think we all love a good little joke at our own expense....
Who wouldn't laugh hysterically at their commercial - check this out:
(Crank up the volume!)
I'm not known to endorse a product I don't like. I'd definitely still keep the chamois creme for those long rides as Anti-Monkey Butt is not a lubricant, but if you haven't tried to absorb sweat in your workouts you might want to check out the benefits. I'm amazed at the lack of chafing I have experienced that I had previously endured.
More to follow on this, I am sure....