I get in the shower,put soap on a washcloth,wash my face then let the spray rinse the soap off. Wash my body, get out, put on body oil, rub in, dry off, put on lotion, put on undies, then brush my teeth, then I get dressed for the day. Then I do my hair (depending on how its styled), and go about my day!
Soap and water within 1hr of training. Clean Gi, handwraps & Rashguard everytime. Boxing gloves and shin guards get disinfected every month.
I wash my gi after every sesion and take a shower as soon as I get home. I was using antibacterial soap but I ran out and started using regular soap.
But then again I just got a staph infection 2 weeks ago. So now I'll be using Defense wipes after practice, defense soap at home, washing my gi after every use and washing my gym bag as well.
I shower after training and wash my gi/ rashgaurd almost immediatly. After Muay Thai I always wipe down my gloves and shin gaurds with lysol wipes. I do agree with Azsui though if you wash too frequntly you open yourself up to a reduced defense. I havn't been sick in over 12 years, and I don't get flu shots. I don't brush my mouth gaurd although now Im considering it. But I always put it in a container and soak it in listerine. (tastes better when I put it in next training session as a plus)
I had to ask my wife about the tea tree oil, I'd heard about it before just wasn't sure. She's a certified massage therapist and I remembered she had to do a bunch of pathology classes for her diploma. She says its a great antiseptic but you might want to dilute it a bit for using it in the shower. Ok and your gonna laugh Im sure but we have a farm down a little ways from us that specializes in goats milk soap. Im sure some will laugh but they are all natural and we like to support our local bussinesses.
I clean all cuts after practice and cover them until they are mended at practice.
I use Super-glue to close open cuts
I take a shower after practice and wear clean practice clothes.
We use a 10% bleach solution on our mats and do not allow street shoes of any kind. SAMBOfki are fine, as are bare feet.
The key is clean the mats all the time, fancy stuff is fine, but good old fashioned bleach at 10% will do the trick.
Seattle Jujutsu and SAMBO club
In the aikido dojo everyone is expected to be look after their own hygiene. The mats and surrounding area get a full wipe down every training session (even if another class is starting immediately afterwards).
In the gendai budo club all head gear, etc. is wiped down after every use, but the mats don't get as much TLC as they have to be packed away every session.
I'm surprised whenever anyone would consider using hand wraps more than once without washing them. If I'm doining anything that requires wraps all my gear will be saturated in sweat at the end.
I usually wipe away the sweat from both my face and back, change shirts than spray on a fresh layer of deodrant after each class.
I always have clean wraps, a clean towel and a clean shirt in my gym bag.
I heard tea tree oil products were only for women though. Unless you are a guy who doesn't mind growing boobs. Same thing with too much soy in your diet.
Originally Posted by mrh80
I use Ivory soap, only because it is recommended as the best to wash off residual chemical agents we use on the line. I only wear deodorant when going to train. Even when I am working 16hrs on the yard in 110+dgree weather in full gear, I don't use it, and don't need to. I think the key is drinking plenty of water, and a good diet.
Originally Posted by Auszi
I shower a lot though. Every morning I basically rinse no soap just water. Before training depending on my daily activities I rinse again or use soap to wash off any dirt and grime and then apply a small amount of deodorant and the usual trimming of nails. After training I'll rinse off the sweat maybe a little of my wife's shampoo to cut any kind of grime I may have come in contact with. Lastly, before I go to bed I shower thoroughly with warm water and soap ending in a cool water rinse. Depending on a day's activities I may shower after yard work or something cause my wife has allergies or we are going out. It wouldn't be surprising if I was in the shower up to five or six times in one day.
We have a well and don't pay for water. If I lived in town, I would probably cut it to just three a day, and try to shower at the gym.
I am a heavy sweater also. That's why I use deodorant when training. I never have had a problem with odor, but out of respect for those I train with I dab a little on. I might go through a stick of gel deodorant in like a year and a half, maybe longer.
Originally Posted by Auszi