4. WHY DO SO MANY ATHLETES SHAVE?
For anybody who has watches the Olympics or any kind of competitive sport will know, athletes tend to be prone to body shaving. But why? That's easy, a smooth, hair-free body is a huge competitive advantage for certain sports like boxing, swimming and cycling. From a boxing perspective, a glove is much more likely to slip off smooth, sweaty skin. According to sporting forums, swimmers who shave their legs are 0.06 - 0.07 percent quicker than those who embrace the fuzz. To top it all off, a clean-shaven body is less likely to become inflamed after minor sporting injuries, as there is no chance of male body hair getting into the wound.