Shaving Body Hair For Men

If you follow the wonderful world of bodybuilding, fitness, and physical culture long enough there will come a day when you realize that all the fit muscular dudes that grace the magazines, the competition stage, and who strut their stuff down on the beach with sculpted 6 pack abs and ripped muscles glistening in the sunlight…

You’ll notice that they all have one thing in common… They have NO body hair… How can this be? They don’t actually shave… do they?

Nah, not these guys… there is no way these massive mountains of muscle, the same ones you’ll see bench pressing compact cars as a warm up set, will ever stoop to the level of bending over the edge of the bathtub with a can of shaving cream and razor in hand scraping away the hairs on their legs like a little school girl…!?!?

But the harsh reality of bodybuilding is that they DO!!!

Yes, my friend even the biggest and the burliest of bodybuilders will pay their dues, with razor in hand, shedding unwanted body hair in order to reveal the muscular physique that was carved from blood, sweat, and tears in the gym.

I can remember the first time I “shaved my legs”. It was during summer break of 1995. I was 16 years old and planning on competing in my first bodybuilding competition in a few months time. I was home alone, my parents were both at work. So I basically had the house to myself, what better time to experiment with shaving my legs…

To make a long story short…
4 worn out razors and 3 hours later I was sporting silky smooth legs, along with several nicks, cuts, and scabs to boot. Then to show off those freshly shaven white pillar’s of power, I put on a pair of gym shorts… It’s actually scary to see how white you are underneath all that hair.

In a strange sort of why I felt like this was a critical milestone that just I overcame in my bodybuilding journey… yes I admit this sport of ours is a bit weird.

Anyway, later that afternoon when my parents came home from work we had the usual routine chit chat:

Dad:
“Hey Lee, we’re home… How was your day?”

Me:
“It was ok, I shaved my legs today.”

Dad:
“You did WHAT!!!”

Me:
“I shaved my legs… you know… to get ready for the bodybuilding contest.”

Dad:
“You’re not serious…?!?!”

Me:
“Yeah, I really did shave my legs… all the bodybuilders do it before a bodybuilding contest.”

Dad:
“How on earth did you do that?”

Me:
“With a razor… several razors actually.”

Dad:
“ahhhh, Lee… I gotta tell you something… normal guys don’t shave their legs… you just don’t do that… it’s… well, it’s not natural.”

Needless to say, I didn’t feel too confident in myself at this stage and I certainly wasn’t gaining the approval of my old man. I think he was questioning my masculinity at this stage and he was having some doubts about his boy’s future…

But he eventually overcame his fears and concerns about my “manliness”. And now, over a decade of bodybuilding competitions later, the thought of men shaving their legs is just another household chore… just like taking out the trash :-)

So for all my fellow brothers of iron who are ready to take your bodybuilding game to the next level and… “Shave Your Legs” this article is for you!
This is what I call the A.B.C’s of shaving body hair…

Trust me this is not something you will learn from your dad…

The bottom line is that hair removal is a pain for everyone. And depending on how hairy you are will determine how much of a nuisance removing that hair will be.

In my case I’m pretty lucky because I don’t have a very hairy back or chest, just the few odd hairs here and there, nothing major. And my legs are what I’d consider average for a guy in terms of the amount of hair that I have growing there.

Now there are lots of hair removal methods and gimmicks on the market today; from creams, electronic gizmos, and God knows what else. Personally, I’ve never really gotten into using any of them myself. I’ve heard a few horror stories over the years from people who have experimented with various things. And I can remember when I was living at home my mom tried a particular hair removal cream and she broke out in a ugly red rash that irritated her skin big time. So I’ve just stuck to the basic old school method of hair removal – shaving.

If you’ve never shaved before and you have a lot of hair then I’d suggest you get yourself a pair of hair cutting clippers, the same ones the barber will use to give you a buzz cut. Using just the clipper itself with no comb, carefully trim away the hair from your legs, arms, chest, etc. and then get someone to help you with your back and areas you can’t reach.

A word of advice here, make sure you give yourself plenty of time. Shaving A LOT of hair cannot be rushed. It could easily take a couple hours or more, especially when you don’t have a clue what you are doing.

To make it easier on yourself I’d suggest that you just shave your legs with the clippers at first, then call it a day. The next day come back and shave your upper body with the clippers.

After you’ve completed this clipper trimming, your body will be covered in tiny stubble. Rubbing your hand over your skin will feel like sand paper. Not the most sexy thing, especially if you are planning on getting intimate with that special someone.

Anyway, the next day I’d suggest you break out the razor blade, the same one you use to shave your face with. Again schedule yourself lots of time, get in the shower and soap up your legs. Using a brand new razor blade, shave away… Make sure to be extra careful when shaving around the groin area (for obvious reasons) and just take your time, don’t rush things because this is what causes careless nicks and cuts.

If you can shave the stubble off both legs before you run out of hot water in the shower consider this a major accomplishment, you are well on your way to bodybuilding success :-)

The next day, do the same thing for your upper body. Again give yourself lots of time, lather up with soap, be careful, and always use a brand new razor blade.

One thing you’ll most likely notice a day or so after shaving is that you’ll break out in a razor rash of little red bumps, especially on sensitive areas like the inner thighs. While this is very annoying, it will become less irritated as you get used to shaving and your skin “toughens up” to the whole process. Keep in mind you are a shaving virgin right now and you have to suffer through this beginner stage, before you can get to the point of confidently sporting a ripped, hair free, muscle bod on the beach or competition stage.

After you have gone through the whole process of ridding your body of all the hair you can maintain your hair free body by simply shaving off the stubble once every 7-10 days in the shower. Again the easiest way to do this is divide your body in half, shave your legs one day, and then shave your upper body the next.

Well there you have it my friend. A step-by-step plan to go from a hairy Sasquatch, to a smooth, handsome, hairless physique… Now if losing this darn beer gut was just as easy we’d have it made.

Shaving Advice For Men With Thick Hairy Faces

Shaving is often a discomforting activity most people go through on a daily basis. But, these same individuals can learn a thing or two from men who have to maintain beards. Trimming a beard is more of a hassle than just shaving things off right to the skin. If a man doesn’t take care of his beard with proper trimming it will look awful and can actually turn people away from talking to him.

There are many opinions and personal tastes as to what a good beard looks like on any one particular person. For guys that have taken on the task of maintaining a beard even if it’s just for a small bit of time will find that the task of maintaining it is hard. But if you know a few tricks, this task will take less than 5 minutes a day.

You should shave your neck as to accent the beard itself rather than the neck beard. The neck hair itself just makes you look shaggy and somewhat homeless. You should carefully go over your beard to clip and trim any hairs that don’t follow suit or stick out much further than the others.

Odd looking beards won’t be accepted by your peers because it will look sloppy. The biggest secret is to have a beard that is in proportion and looks even on both sides. In the past many men use to trim their beards with a simple pair of scissors but now there are electric shavers that can do the job.

Most of the electric trimmers are inexpensive to buy. There are two kinds of shavers and trimmers the latter contains special guards to help prevent cuts or accidents making it much safer. Cordless trimmers are usually best because they allow more freedom of movement. Two brands I would recommend are Phillips and Remington since they have a very reputable history.

The Handsome Factor Review

Are you a guy and are thinking of changing your hairstyle or updating your wardrobe but you’re just not quite sure what direction to go? There is a new book by Mark Belmont called “The Handsome Factor” that promises to help you take some of the guesswork out of exactly what to do to make changes to your appearance with dramatic results.

Covered in this book are tips and tricks that should help young and old guys alike and topics covered include hair, skin problems, facial hair, clothes, fitness and most importantly, hygiene. In his book Mark Belmont focus’ on what a man can do to improve his appearance… how to make the best of what you have, so to speak, to help you become more attractive to women and other human beings in general.

You have to admit that making even small changes in your appearance can reap great rewards and help improve your confidence not only with women but in many different areas of your life. A crisp new shirt, nice fitting pair of pants and shiny new shoes can make you feel like a new man and bring much positive attention not only from the ladies but also your boss.

You may also find that you feel better about yourself. Women have known this for years and if you’re a guy you might finally understand why women love to shop. When done correctly, a new outfit can alter your mood in a very positive way and bring a lot of positive attention. Inversely, an outfit or hairstyle that doesn’t fit you may make you look like a fool.

At a little over 240 pages, The Handsome Factor is almost like having a makeover professional or a professional clothier redo your image. From head to toe you will receive advice on how to make the best of what God has given you and how to hide the flaws in a way that won’t make you look like you’re hiding any flaws.

Overall, we feel that Mark Belmont has struck on a much needed topic in his book. While so many others are touting the fact that you don’t have to be handsome to be successful with women or in life it is a well known fact that a man has to at least be presentable to be considered dating material and looks do matter somewhat.

While it is true that for many women looks are not the primary deciding factor in choosing a mate it doesn’t matter how charming or slick you are if you smell or look like a train wreck. So why not clean up your act and have women checking the boxes beside your name that say “doesn’t smell” and “is a snappy dresser”? It’s really not that difficult and you might actually feel better about yourself as a nifty side benefit.