When I was coming up, back in the stone ages, jocks were still acceptable to wear to work out. It was not uncommon to see a guy in the locker room stripping down to his jock. Nowadays, jocks are rare to see in the locker room. There are a few reasons for this decline in the jock in the locker room. In sports (football, Baseball, and etc) you can see them.
The Rise of Compression gear
One reason the jock is no longer the underwear for working out is the rise of the compression gear. Brands like UA came onto the market and have done lots of research into keeping guys cool and giving them even extra support. I for one, when I do workout, prefer wearing compression gear on my legs. It makes recovery much faster.
This is one time where technological advancement has replaced an old school design. This isn’t a bad thing at all. New designs should improve on the pervious designs. One thing that is awesome in the UA line up is their jock. A spandex jock made for a protective cup. One of the best on the market.
Guys are wearing better underwear
When you look around the locker room, guys are starting to wear much better underwear. Underwear that has better pouches and fabric. This includes straight guys. UNB is the perfect example of that, we have 1/3 reading about underwear. This is further done by stores like Target carrying the Champion brand that is not the boring ill-fitting boxer briefs.
This is a trend we will see more of as the years go by. Guys are wanting underwear that is super comfy and reliable for every day and working out.
Are jocks completely gone?
There are still some old school guys who believe in wearing them. Guys who have higher impact workouts are more likely to wear jocks or something similar. Just lifting and cardio is not a reason for guys to wear them. I would recommend them for running, crossfit and other high impact sports. The support you get will be totally amazing.
If you wear jocks let us know or if you’ve never worn one! Just curious who out there wears them for working out and when.