Mens Underwear for Workouts

Mens Underwear for Workouts

Introduction

You made plans to start an exercise program to improve your health. You want to prepare your gym bag by packing clothes that will support your exercise goals. One of the clothes is underwear. This blog post will assist you in selecting the best underwear for exercise.

Styles available are briefs, boxer briefs, and trunks.

Best Fabrics for Mens Workout Underwear

The Underwear Expert blog has a list of the fabrics used to make underwear. Of those fabrics, cotton, polyester, nylon, spandex, and modal are the best for working out.

There is a disadvantage to the use of polyester: It is one of the largest textile contributors to pollution.

Fashion YouTuber Marcel Floruss reviews several trunks that he uses for his workouts.

YouTuber Marcel Floruss
YouTuber and Personal Trainer Bremen Menelli.

Jason Hoeung on Underwear Fabrics

In addition, Jason Hoeung, the founder of 2Eros and Supawear, based in Australia, posted a video on Youtube that explains the fabric his brands use in underwear.

FabricFabric Qualities
CottonNatural fabric, eco friendly
BambooNatural fabric, eco friendly
ModalSmooth feel, luxurious
PolyesterPerformance and allows vibrant colors for prints.
TactelPerformance, luxurious

Brands

Underwear brands offer workout underwear styles with varying fabric compositions.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith, based in New York, released its sports collection. This collection offers the following underwear styles: short trunks (or boxer briefs), long trunks, workout trunks, and mesh combo trunks. (The collection is also available through the Men and Underwear Shop.)

Adam Smith Sports Collection StyleSizesFabric Composition
Short TrunksS, M, L, XL90 percent polyester, 10 percent elastane
Long TrunksS, M, L, XL90 percent polyester, 10 percent elastane
Workout TrunksS, M, L, XL93 percent polyester, 7 percent elastane
Mesh Combo TrunksS, M, L, XL93 percent polyester, 7 percent elastane

The brand explained that its trunks’ fabric is has a soft hand, is responsive during exercise, and has a purity and anti-bacterial finish.

Size Chart

Adam Smith size chart for its sports collection underwear.

Photo Shoot with Patrick Toechterle and Louis C. Photography

The Adam Smith brand had a photo shoot in London, UK, with male fitness model Patrick Toechterle and Photographer Louis C.

Patrick is an online trainer and social media personality on Instagram and TikTok. He lives in the United Kingdom.

A Men’s Health magazine article featured Patrick for his viral TikTok exercise post (on exercises to prepare for intimate activity).

Louis C. is a fitness and fashion photographer based in the United Kingdom and Cyprus.

Short Trunks

Long Trunks

Workout Trunks
Mesh Combo Trunks

Shortys Apparel

Shortys Apparel is a men’s workout clothing brand based in the United States. Jordan Morello, an online fitness coach and social media personality, owns the brand.

The brand sells a boxer brief called “Hammocks.” Jordan wears the boxer briefs and other Shortys Apparel clothing while performing his follow-along workouts on YouTube.

Read more about Shortys Apparel on a separate blog post.

Photo by Stevan Reyes.
Jordan Morello works out. Shorts, Hammocks by Shortys Apparel.

Conclusion

I wish you well on your workout goals. I hope that this blog has been helpful to you in your search for comfortable, hard-working workout underwear. What workout underwear brand and style is your favorite? Let me know in the comment section (or through e-mail).

Leg Day: Lifting Shorts for Working Out

Leg Day: Lifting Shorts for Working Out

Table of Brands

Introduction: The Struggle and Benefits of Leg Day

The legs are a large muscle group. It takes focus, dedication, and time to add size. The effort produces impressive results, as seen with some examples in this section.

This blog will describe some shorts that will allow you to maintain your focus on the important leg training day.

Note: Read another blog post on five-inch inseam shorts.

Model: Brayan Lopez.
Model: IFBB Elite Pro Pavel Koukal.
Model: Ben Peterson, DPT, CSCS. Shorts, Iñaka Power.
Model: Andrew Morrill. Shorts, Athletegy. (Read more about the brand in another blog post.)
Video: Fit Media Channel. Model: Nick Topel.

Read below for leg-day training information so that you can build your own tree-trunk thighs.

Jordan Morello

Jordan Morello, owner of Shortys Apparel, online trainer, and fitness model, demonstrates his favorite leg-day exercises in his warehouse gym.

Some Leg-Day Results

Leg Day Shorts Brands

Athletegy

Quad Shorts

Andrew Morrill and Michael Tedesco created the Athletegy brand “with the goal of combining high-quality gymwear with a style and fit they felt was missing from the market.” The brand is based in New York City.

ClothingFabric Composition
Quad Short (five-inch inseam)88 percent polyester, 12 percent Spandex.

The quad short is designed in New York and manufactured in China.

Read more of my review on the quad short in a separate blog post.

Model: Andrew Morrill, wearing the Quad Short and Ace Tee.
Model: Andrew Morill. Shorts, Athletegy.

Leg Day Lifting Shorts

Strong Lift Wear

Strong Lift Wear is a fitness clothing company based in Australia. Of the shorts available on the Strong Lift Wear website, I liked the premium lift shorts for the colors, length, and design. (Stong Lift Wear is a brother brand to Tucann.)

The premium lift shorts are marketed for leg day but they could be used for a cardio session or just relaxing at home as well. The fabric composition is 94 percent polyester and 6 percent spandex. The shorts are made in China.

My Review

I selected the XL size (orange bolt color). It is hard to find the size guide. I have found sometimes that sizes for clothes from Australia can be on the smaller side. After an Internet search, I found the size guide.

I ordered the shorts (before the COVID-19 pandemic) from the US-based website. (The shorts still are shipped from Australia using Australia Post.) At the time I ordered, I was offered a deal to add socks for 10 US dollars and I accepted that.

I had no issues with the shipping before the pandemic. During the pandemic, international mail is affected as flights are being disrupted for the moment.

Shipping and COVID-19-related disruptions. For United States readers, there is a United States Postal Service webpage that details international postal service disruptions. In addition, Australia Post has a webpage for international mail deliveries affected by COVID-19. There are delays in shipments to the United States.

The shorts arrived in a large mailing envelope. Inside, the shorts were in a plastic bag and the sock was in plastic in the same envelope.

The lift shorts have a liner. It is the wearer’s preference to wear the shorts with or without underwear. The shorts fit great and I used them for an at-home HIIT workout and weight-training session.

The length of the shorts was perfect for HIIT training with lots of exercises similar to what was done in my physical education classes in the United States (mountain climbers, burpees, jumping jacks, and so on). The shorts were perfect with the weight-training portion of my routine as well.

I am very happy with the lift shorts. I will order another pair.

Care Instructions

According to the label on the shorts, the shorts can be machine washed with warm water (no bleach) and tumble dry low, removing promptly from the dryer.

Stay Shredded Quads for the Gods Lifting Shorts

Stay Shredded, based in Australia, makes shorts designed for leg day. The shorts, named quads for the gods lifting shorts, have a lining like swimwear and a short length (mid-thigh) to allow the flexibility for leg exercises, like squats and deadlifts.

The website states that the fabric composition of the shorts is polyester and cotton. See the website for the size chart for the shorts.

My Review

I ordered these shorts to try them out. At the time that I ordered, the sizes that I was looking at (L & XL) were only available in certain colors. I ordered the black with white logo and the black with black logo.

When I tried them on they felt a bit tight around the hips but overall there was good support and flexibility.

I did a workout with them, particularly high-rep squats and walking lunges. The shorts worked well for both the exercises. Going deep with the squats was no problem with these shorts.

They have quickly become one of my favorite shorts for leg day.

Care Instructions

The lifting shorts have cotton in them. Cotton, the company explains, can shrink in the first wash, if the shorts are not washed correctly.

Thus, Stay Shredded recommends washing the shorts by hand in cold water or dry clean only.

For drying, the company recommends drying on a flat surface or hanging on a clothing hanger.

2Eros Icon Shorts

The company, 2Eros, is based in Australia. The shorts, S01 Icon shorts, have a mesh brief, are mid-thigh. The shorts are designed for swimwear as well as working out, according to the description on the website. A physique enthusiast named Aziz Sergeyevich Shavershian (1989-2011), also known as Zyzz, used to wear these shorts in his social media posts.

The fabric for the shorts is 100 percent polyester and the mesh brief is made of polyester Elastane. A potential issue is that the shorts tend to be small. Check out the 2Eros size chart before buying.

Love Leg Day; Get Thigh Gains

I enjoy training legs in the gym. The legs happen to be a big muscle group and I love to do squats, walking lunges, and deadlifts. Many shorts are too long and interfere with leg-exercise form. (See another article about Crossfit shorts for men.)

Perhaps, some guys have great leg development and are physique or bodybuilding or are workout enthusiasts who are concerned about muscle size and development. These guys might want to see the legs working while they exercise. (In general, short shorts seem to be making a comeback.)

Cap, shorts, t-shirt, Athletegy. Model and brand co-owner, Andrew Morrill.

Why Leg Day is Important

What is Leg Day?

For fitness enthusiasts or people just starting out with weight training, leg day is the day that exercises for the legs (quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves) are done.

Some people train legs more than one time per week following a full-body training routine. Others do a body-part split training routine. The all parts of the legs could be worked on the same day or the quads, hams, and calves are trained on different days.

The legs, especially the quads and hams are huge muscle groups that carry our bodyweight everyday. Because of this the legs can handle a lot of weight and be exhausting to train. The reward is well-toned legs.

I typically focus on the barbell squat and deadlift for leg day. I have found that shorts that do not get in the way on the movement are better.

Conclusion

Leg day is much talked about because the legs are such a large muscle group that takes effort and energy to train. The benefits of having well-conditioned legs makes the effort worth it.

The shorts (in this post) that have been designed for leg day have worked well. The high quality of the Strong Lift Wear shorts impressed me.

Are there other shorts that you like for leg day? Any favorite leg day exercises or routines you would like to share? Let me know through a comment.