Hygiene

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by mycompy386*, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. mycompy386*

    mycompy386* Banned Banned

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    I'm a dirty bastard period. I'm probably the breeding grounds for many diseases including but not limited to herpes and staph. I was wondering what are some simple ways to be hygienic for BJJ. I read something around the forums about using a clorox spray on your gi to disinfect it (I guess) and something about a product called hibiclens for one's skin. What other methods are used to stay hygienic? Also would you guys recommend the first two (I have a blue gi and assumed the clorox spray would discolor it)?
     
  2. Risin' Outlaw

    Risin' Outlaw White Belt

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    A simple way to have good hygiene would be to shower daily and wash your gi after each time you use it.
     
  3. Chinaboxer

    Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    CLIP YOUR TOENAILS AND FINGERNAILS :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:'S!!! Seriously, i can't stand getting random cuts from toenails and fingernails. It's such an easy way to get staff infections.
     
  4. Hendrick20

    Hendrick20 White Belt

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    showers preferably before and after training, washing your gi after use, keeping fingernails trimmed, washing your hands, wiping equipment with antibacterial wipes is good too..
     
  5. JudokaJoka

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
  6. davejitsu

    davejitsu Purple Belt

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    Hygiene is really no different than what mom would have done: take daily showers and wash your gear after EVERY class. These are the biggest ways to defeat skin diseases in grappling.
     
  7. sunnycoastbjj

    sunnycoastbjj Yellow Belt

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    It sounds like the hygiene message is so loud and clear in the states compaired to here in aus (or atleast at the place i train). We have some really smelly bastards come to training and i swear somtimes their gi's are even wet from last lessons training, its messed up!
     
  8. MonkeyNuts!

    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    hibiclens is great. i use it to clean any part of me that was exposed during rolling.
     
  9. kimurense

    kimurense Brown Belt

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    I hate smelly bastards! specially the ones that don't wash their gi, leaving it unwashed for weeks on end.. don't know what is the big deal about washing your gi!
     
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    Brush teeth, shower before and after, wash gi after every class (including gash guard), cut toe nails.
     
  11. ShanghaiBJJ

    ShanghaiBJJ Brown Belt

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    There is a conference that is going on about the problem of hygiene in hospitals, but also the issue of non-hospital infections of resistant bacteria.

    Bottom line: Wash yourself and your shit every single time. If you come in sweaty, wash/ shower before training as well.
     
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    Trickster*** Banned Banned

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    DING DING DING! Dude how the FUCK do you not bathe after each class? Its the FIRST thign I do when I walk in my apt! You have leg hair, other peoples sweat, possible ring worm, your own sweat and god knows what else on you.....you are nasty!
     

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