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  • Avatar Brains428 
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    @lordosis– is this you?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVm-wrZG5qY

    (it’s a scene from Anchorman)

    In regards to working out without a shower… I agree with FLP in that you need to find a gym with a shower. I think the new scrubs and deodorant seem like a good idea, but most people don’t realize they smell, and if you overcompensate with whatever fragrance then you’re dealing with that mess.

    I’m assuming you have kids or the gym doesn’t open early. If neither are obstacles, then go before work.

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    Lordosis Lordosis 
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    It is the pleats I swear!

    “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

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    Molar Mechanic Molar Mechanic 
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    I would run 4-6 miles during lunch in Texas when I had to take one. My first clinic had a shower, my second didn’t.

    A cold washcloth immediately after the workout, then repeat again 15 minutes later. Never let sweat stagnate on you. Sweat doesn’t smell unless you have diet or alcohol issues, bacteria does when given the chance.

    Follow with generously applied minimally scented deodorant.

    I work in close contact to my patients and assistants. I constantly would check with my assistants for hygiene issues and I was always fine.

    It helps to have a shaved head. Trimming body hair helps a lot with smell and with sunblock application. (Not talking shaved, just tried with my beard trimmer every so often?

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    Molar Mechanic Molar Mechanic 
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    Also, find a way to not donate 2 extra hours of your life to the office for free. How much do you bill per hour?

    People bitch about car payments on here, when your foregoing $200-500 of income every single day!

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    fatlittlepig fatlittlepig 
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    I would run 4-6 miles during lunch in Texas when I had to take one. My first clinic had a shower, my second didn’t.

    A cold washcloth immediately after the workout, then repeat again 15 minutes later. Never let sweat stagnate on you. Sweat doesn’t smell unless you have diet or alcohol issues, bacteria does when given the chance.

    Follow with generously applied minimally scented deodorant.

    I work in close contact to my patients and assistants. I constantly would check with my assistants for hygiene issues and I was always fine.

    It helps to have a shaved head. Trimming body hair helps a lot with smell and with sunblock application. (Not talking shaved, just tried with my beard trimmer every so often?

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    after running, i can’t wait to take a shower. i can’t imagine actually working or seeing patients.

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    wideopenspaces wideopenspaces 
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    Please please please don’t work out if you can’t shower afterwards. Find a new gym, shouldn’t be hard to find one with showers.

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    fatlittlepig fatlittlepig 
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    Seeing patients after running 4 miles and not showering. That’s gross and unprofessional.

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    SLC OB SLC OB 
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    My hospital and clinic have showers… so not sure what to say….

    Anyone use these? Could this work?

    https://www.amazon.com/Whice-Men-Hypoallergenic-Traveling-Fragrance/dp/B018UK3J1S/ref=sr_1_12?keywords=mens+sweat+wipes&qid=1564539457&s=gateway&sr=8-12

    If you try it, make sure you ask your staff and spouse if you still smell, if so, it’s a no go.

    Is your hospital close enough to shower there?

    Good luck… I feel for you… I hate wasting good time where I could be doing something productive.

     

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    My hospital and clinic have showers… so not sure what to say….

    Anyone use these? Could this work?

    https://www.amazon.com/Whice-Men-Hypoallergenic-Traveling-Fragrance/dp/B018UK3J1S/ref=sr_1_12?keywords=mens+sweat+wipes&qid=1564539457&s=gateway&sr=8-12

    If you try it, make sure you ask your staff and spouse if you still smell, if so, it’s a no go.

    Is your hospital close enough to shower there?

    Good luck… I feel for you… I hate wasting good time where I could be doing something productive.

     

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    That is helpful solution, I may look into it.  Right now I am going to 5 am sessions, but there are times when my wife is on call and I cant go as we have 2 kids sleeping.  Those days it would be nice to get a mid day workout session.

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    Avatar jacoavlu 
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    garage gym
    how far do you live from home?

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    SLC OB SLC OB 
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    garage gym
    how far do you live from home?

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    Could do this at 5am while the kids sleep even if spouse is on call…

     

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    Vagabond MD Vagabond MD 
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    Not here-

    I am a morning exerciser and have been throughout my professional career.

    Earlier in my career, I would eat lunch in the doctor’s lounge with colleagues. Nowadays, I grab a salad or soup and bring it back to my workstation. There’s no time for lunch, let alone exercise! 🙁

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    Lordosis Lordosis 
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    I am a morning exerciser

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    I have found this to be the best.  It is the easiest to be consistent with and less chance of skipping due to other obligations.   However I am at a point in my family life where mornings are very pressed for time. Darn kids wake up too early and inconsistently.   Maybe when they get to the stage where it is hard to get them out of bed I will have better luck with morning exercise again.  It does not take much to have an effective home gym.  Time and determination is the key.

    “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

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    Avatar burritos 
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    I do a 1 minute sprint and 10-15 push ups in the morning. That usually doesn’t build up a sweat. Maybe 2-3 times a weeks after work I’ll do a 15-20 minute traverse at the local climbing gym. That does generate sweat.

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    Vagabond MD Vagabond MD 
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    I am a morning exerciser 

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    I have found this to be the best.  It is the easiest to be consistent with and less chance of skipping due to other obligations.   However I am at a point in my family life where mornings are very pressed for time. Darn kids wake up too early and inconsistently.   Maybe when they get to the stage where it is hard to get them out of bed I will have better luck with morning exercise again.  It does not take much to have an effective home gym.  Time and determination is the key.

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    You can always out-early the kids. 😉

    I have been meeting the same group of guys to run for over 20 years. We meet at 6A MWF for 4 miles and 7A on Saturday for 5.5 miles. I try to do a limited strength and core routine for 5-7 minutes before I run, but I am inconsistent with this. I also work out on my own on Thursday mornings before work (cardio and dumb bells) and long run solo on Sundays (6-10 miles). Half of the weeks I am able to do all of 6 days and half of the weeks 4 or 5 days, due to inclement weather or an early work assignment.

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