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The Best Underwear to Wear When Working Out

As a college guy, it’s important to me to stay fit. I’ve experimented with a lot of different pairs when going to the gym, and have realized not all are created equal. In addition, I’ve found that certain pairs are better for certain exercises. The following lists what underwear I recommend you should wear to maximize your gains and get swole.

Strength Training: Aussiebum Wonderjock Pro Jock

When lifting weights, it’s important to have support, not have your junk swinging everywhere, and have a full range of motion for exercises like squats. That’s why I always go with a jockstrap. Although some guys are turning away from the jockstrap for workouts, it was the tried and true choice of guys exercising for decades, so there’s obviously a reason for that. I’m especially partial to the Aussiebum Wonderjock Pro, which is more comfortable and supportive than any on the market today. It’s integrated with 90% cotton and 10% elastane, which is soft and able to handle excess moisture. It’s very affordable even being shipped from Australia, which is a major plus for me. The extra lift from their patented pouch enhancing technology is the secret weapon, because it will definitely give you a confidence boost in the gym. Guys will probably stare in the locker room!

Endurance Training: Saxx Kinetic Boxer Brief

I’ve found that a lot of guys focus too much on pumping iron and ignore endurance training. This can include things like spinning, Zumba, or high-intensity dancing. Doing these types of exercises can improve your cardiovascular, muscular, and respiratory endurance, allowing you to withstand pain and fatigue. To do this, it’s crucial to have the right pair of underwear, especially one that can deal with sweat. Saxx is one of my favorite brands, and they make a pair specifically designed for high-output activities. The Kinetic Boxer Brief is loaded with patented technology like the BallPark pouch, antimicrobial technology, and Three-D Fit, which is form-fitting around the glutes, thighs, quads and hamstrings. Since it’s 90% nylon and 10% spandex, it’s moisture-wicking and quick-drying. You can’t go wrong with this pair for really any type of intense workout.

Core Workout: BaskitWear Active Jockbrief

Ab workouts are by far my favorite day of my workout rotation. My go to pair for these workouts is a jockbrief from Baskit. This line is specially made for active guys, and I like the jockbrief style because it has the same level of support and comfort of a brief but offers extra freedom to move. I actually have it in all three colors, Super White, Navy Blue, and Cement, because it allows me to wear this same pair every core day if I haven’t done laundry. It’s 90% Micro Modal and 10% elastane, a classic blend for workouts. Perhaps my favorite aspect is how the colors and waistband are inspired by those shorts worn by boxers in the early twentieth century.