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Old 10-27-2008, 09:11 PM
 
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Default Males and spinning class question

Is it common for males to injure their penis while spinning? Hubby started spinning class about a month ago and he has a spot that gets red and looks like the skin has been rubbed off it. Is this normal? If so, is there anything to do to prevent this type of injury?

He's wearing his regular underwear (boxer briefs) and a pair of lined swim trunks to class.

Thanks.
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:43 AM
 
Location: long island , ny
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Is it common for males to injure their penis while spinning? Hubby started spinning class about a month ago and he has a spot that gets red and looks like the skin has been rubbed off it. Is this normal? If so, is there anything to do to prevent this type of injury?

He's wearing his regular underwear (boxer briefs) and a pair of lined swim trunks to class.

Thanks.
I would go to a good cycle shop to see if they can fix his problem with a seat cover thing of special crotch gear?
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:30 AM
 
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Thanks. We'll see if we can find a seat cover where we live.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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Wear bicycling shorts or pants with gel padding for extra support.

Performance Bike - Search Results for shorts

Bike Nashbar.com - Clothing - Men's
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Mountain View, CA
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Is it common for males to injure their penis while spinning? Hubby started spinning class about a month ago and he has a spot that gets red and looks like the skin has been rubbed off it. Is this normal? If so, is there anything to do to prevent this type of injury?

He's wearing his regular underwear (boxer briefs) and a pair of lined swim trunks to class.

Thanks.
Ouch. I don't spin, but I do bike a lot. And I can honestly say, there's a good reason we bikers wear spandex, and its not because it looks hot. Loose fabric that in normal life is no problem becomes a serious source of friction when doing something with repetitive motion like cycling. Assuming spinning stationary bikes are set up similarly seat wise to regular bikes, I would get your hubby a pair of REAL spandex bike shorts, with the rear-end padding. His junk will thank you!
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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But that looks so thick through the stride. Jahutch or lchoro, is there a particular pair/brand you recommend? The bikes in spin class look to be set up similarly seat wise to regular bikes.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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They conform to your shape. The chamois and gel insert (if any) will provide protection of the groin region. The spandex shorts will prevent chafing of the legs.

I would order one of their $20 shorts. They don't have gel inserts. Some people prefer just the chamois padding since they're lighter. Gel provides more protection.

Performance Classic Short @ Performance Bicycle

Local bike shops will usually carry Pearl Izumi or Cannondale clothing. They may cost more.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Derby, KS
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Pearl's all the way. Problem solved.

I'm a little confused about how the 'twig' is getting involved in this situation. Usually it's the berries and/or prostate region that have issues.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:25 AM
 
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I'm not sure why the "twig" is involved either, but apparently his clothing is rubbing the wrong way. It appears when he's sitting on the bike that his clothing is bunching up around the top side of his body and with all the standing/sitting it's causing some rubbing. We're going to check out the bike shorts. Can't hurt his bottom at all and may even help the "twig".
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