Men, are you wearing the right kind of underwear to workout in?
What kind of underwear do you normally wear when you workout? I know when I first started my fitness journey, I had no idea what kind of underwear was best. I was lucky to even be doing the exercise right, never mind the boxers that turned into a thong twenty minutes into a cardio routine.
What Not To Do
Fellas, when it comes to protecting our goodies, there’s a lot of different options out there. There’s the typical Hanes, “nut-hut”, tighty-whities that our moms bought us since we were three, almost guaranteed to leave skid marks and ride up our ass. No bueno!
So at some point, we decided to upgrade to boxers, typically cotton in perhaps the latest star wars or jurassic park movie fashion style.
Of those, some come with the pocket in front with a button; however, if you unfortunately got the one without a button, it’s almost guaranteed that your goodies will pop out somewhere throughout the day. Then you have to do the awkward shuffle to tuck things back in place.
And God forbid you try to workout in them, there’s certainly no support to the point where it feels like you’ve got a kettle bell in your shorts. I wouldn’t dare even think about going comando. But if you’re feeling daring, more power to you.
The Wiser Decision
So what really is the best choice? In my opinion, since you’re working out, it would only make sense to wear something that moves with your body naturally, but keeps things in its place.
It all comes down to compression boxers. I had a bunch of compression boxers mixed in with older style boxers, and it was a crap shoot hoping that I had comfortable ones that I enjoyed.
Compression boxers are typically a mix between nylong and spandex. They are incredibly comfortable, form fitting, and move extremely comfortably with natural body movements.
As for how they look, they’re much more attractive in my opinion if you’ve been doing squats, can hug your lower body that will make the ladies throw their underwear at you.
The length of your boxers can make all the difference. My suggestion – get ones that are medium sized. NOT TOO SHORT, NOT TOO LONG!
The short ones wind up being more annoying than tighy-whities, and the long ones feel like I’m wearing panty-hose. The medium size ones are a perfect fit! They don’t ride up, they don’t slide down, and they give you a full range of motion.
Where Do I Buy Them
I’m all down for shopping at Wal-Mart. Generally, you can find the knock off brands, like And1 that I put in the photo above for a much better price. I wouldn’t recommend shopping at a place like Dick’s Sporting Goods, or the recent Sports Authority, as one pair can go for nearly $20 or more.
The And1’s were roughly 4 pair for $15, which is so worth the price. My suggestion would be to replace all your old, skid-stained boxers for the compression ones.
If you’re an Amazon guy like me, then you can check out similar ones HERE.
Don’t be like the guy in the first picture. And if you’re going to wear pink, for God’s sake man at least shave.
Then, dump your current drawer of tighty-whities and get some real man compression style boxers. Everyone will be glad you did and so will your cojones.