I wear compression shorts on squat days because they are comfortable and keep things 'secure'. I have absolutely no idea if that's true, but I heard it as a reason for men to wear tight compression shorts while lifting. I use compression shorts for a few reasons.
My gym is cold and I want my legs to be warm and they are comfy as hell! Because people couldn't handle me wearing them not a penis size comment, society isn't ready for it yet. Judging from a sizable number of comments in this thread, I'd say that was accurate.
I can't believe how immature some of these people are and how many overly concern themselves with what other people are wearing. Just wear the compression pants without shorts. No one will care if you don't, and you'll be normalizing it. I wear compression pants during squats because it helps keep things in place, the shorts are just to cover up. As my female drill sergeant put it. You joke I assume , but this is pretty common in Mexico. It's really bad when you accidentally glance at one of them while they're using this machine.
I have these without the high heels. I don't wear anything with them besides some socks and a t-shirt. If this is real, and I so hope it is, please upload some pictures of you squatting lb to the theme of Team America.
What do you think I am, some kind of beginner? I'll have you know, I've done 5 weeks of SS and am moving onto the same program that Arnold used, but better! Borrowing from your Country's own vernacular, I'm sorry.
Here I am deadlifting in them. As you can see, not only are they stylish, they also improve your 1RM I have a couple pair from lululemon.. Used to work there so I got them for pretty cheap. When you pop down in a squat or climb the stairs and the fabric stretches, boom! I'm sure you've seen ladies undies through their yoga pants, but of course you looked away.. Huge pet peeve of mine! When trying on leggings, lift your knee so the fabric stretches over it, and if you can see the color of your skin shining through the fabric then it's going to do the same on your ass..
Jeez, and I just go commando under my rugby shorts. Such a fashion fail I guess. A comfortable fashion fail though. I did it once and I felt pretty bad for the guy using the space behind me while I was doing squats.
Just invest in running shorts? They're short, have netting for your bits a d you're meant to be 'commando', and you don't have to look weird. Eh, you don't want to see someone deadlift and simultaneously lift their plums and rest them on the bar. Man I hear you.
On leg day, my friend who's training for his first comp will wear his tights but wear short-ish Gaelic football shorts over them to maintain his dignity and not have people look at his manhood while at the top of a pull. I'm glad I just wear compression underwear and shorts over them!
I have to admit this is one of my hangups I'm entering my first competition in the fall but first I need to get used to everyone seeing my package in glorious HD. I train at home, thankfully, so my plan is to get used to seeing myself in it before anyone else does. This is actually a running joke pun intended in the serious running world. The idea is that the shorts really don't do anything and are just there for modesty.
I wear them under really loose rugby shorts to work out in, I find the ones I have soak up more moisture than cotton boxers which are just a damp rag of ball sweat after a big session. Also it's almost the guy equivalent of leggings, fuck yeah I want my ass and quads looking nice!
I started wearing them in the army. We were required to wear them with our pts. To keep our junk to ourself. Was in the army. Never heard of compressions in pt shorts. By the username I'm guessing either you were in regiment or you were tabbed. The old PT shorts had like a swimsuit lining in them but I always wore compression shorts anyway because dat 2 mile. People keep saying this I don't think they're understanding the question. OP is asking why the long tights? Compression shorts are usually just like boxers length and always did a fine job of keeping everything in place.
Now guys are wearing leggings almost I don't understand why. NBA players as well. I started wearing tights when I was playing ultimate frisbee to keep from shredding my legs when I would lay out for a grab. Everything just seems to be more smooth in tights, my knees feel better and I don't suffer strains and so forth as easily. If you have big legs, the short ones will tend to ride up as you move around. The longer ones go far enough down that they are past the widest part of the leg, and don't have this problem.
It's a trend that your common rec player picked up. There's some compression that have pads but most don't wear that version. I wear compressions shorts as well as dri fit shorts and shirt in replacement of cotton underwear because I sweat a fuck ton. I wear the long version whenever it's cold. They help a lot with my bad knees, otherwise it would take a couple games for my knees to warm up and feel fine.
Cold joints don't work too well when that joint is bad. I wear compression shorts becauase I like wearing loose shorts at the gym, and it's nice to just have everything I'd like to wear comp.
I've always done that since my soccer playing days. Still do that til this day during my kungfu training! Helps keep your junk in place and also keeps my legs from rubbing together and chafing! I think its great. I wear compression pants because they make my quads feel way bigger. And when you do leg lifts or something and your shorts fly up no one can see those pasty man thighs.
Compression shorts work just as well. Its a trend like anything else. Recreational gym goers see professional athletes wearing them so they mimic. Kind of like the elevation training masks. Average gym goers don't need them , but they see professionals use them, so they mimic and try to justify their use.
Equipment like this might help the pros improve their performance by just a tiny bit, but at that level, they need it because of the competition. However, average gym goers are just convincing themselves they need it to improve their fitness, when its really just because it makes them look a bit cooler than the next guy.
Consumerism essentially, as with any other industry. I wear long tights without shorts I think shorts over [long] tights looks ridiculous. I wear the CW-X compression tights that help with muscle control and legs stabilization.
I do wear a thong under them so the goods don't show, though. I expected this a lot more. I would imagine that the tights rub smoothly against each other and prevent that. Helps the privates stay in place so I can concentrate on the exercise I am doing. Best thing you can buy. I wear compression shorts because it helps me not pull my groin muscle, also when it gets cold I where long compression to prevent shin splints and to keep my knees warm they hurt more when they are cold.
I wear compression shorts under shorts. Love them, love the compression on quads and hams, keeps legs warm and supports your shit.
Also, a quad sweep looks so good in compression shorts, so I can mire myself. I wear compression underwear because it prevents chafing and keeps my balls and penis in place so they stay safe.
I started wearing them when I was doing Bench Press one time my shorts pulled back with my boxers I place my feet on bench and my junk was out. I finished my set but the whole gym seen my penis. Meaning I sweat a lot. With the compression shorts, there's a lot less sweat transferring onto the item I'm sitting on.
To answer your question because most people here seem to think you're talking about compression underwear , wearing tights under your shorts is just another way to stay warm. It's mostly a fashion thing.. Yes people may tell you that it helps to keep their balls intact It's kind of a fashion thing since people, like yourself, can see it. At least for me I wear them because it keeps my junk "invisible", and they feel nice.
Everyone wears compression shorts because they're comfortable, and squatting in boxers is a pain in the ass. As far as the compression tights go, athletes get paid to wear that kind of gear and people have started wearing it as well. Bad knees and cold Michigan weather is the reason I wear long compression tights. Without them leg exercises are a little painful. Safety shorts - gotta have some backup when your shorts rip after squattin' many, many plates.
Compression pants helps me with the blood flow, I have noticed that if I don't wear them and run I get muscle pain and also they are very comfortable.
I once heard that compression shorts that hold your balls snug in place make it less likely that you'll get a hernia while lifting. I have absolutely no idea if that's true, but I heard it as a reason for men to wear tight compression shorts while lifting.
Are you talking about compression shorts or full on leggings? I've always worn compression shorts, bc I feel they're comfortable and don't bunch. Didn't realized it's a trend these days shrug. Also I think it looks cool. I don't wear tights, but for deadlifts, I could imagine that you're achieving the same thing as wearing high socks when wearing tights I just go with really tall socks.
I use compression shorts for a few reasons. I used to get chaffed during longer runs and I noticed it helps keep my junk in place while doing other sports. I also feel like it helps me recover quicker from training legs. I do have a few pair of the longer tights. I only use these in the really cold months for running. If you wear tights and sweats, you can jog outside in the cold comfortably.
Compression pants have been a thing for a while now. It's just starting to become a fashion trend again that's why. I wear spats under shorts for jiu jitsu so I don't rub my sweaty, hairy legs all over people and don't have to deal with shorts riding up all the time. Maybe guys wear them to the gym so they aren't rubbing skin where everyone else is?
For me, I have a subclinical sensory issue. The proprioceptive joint compression, specifically and tactile input is relaxing to me. Microfiber underwear, high quality undershirts and socks are essential. Nothing chafes or flops, and I can focus on the workout and other daily tasks. Seriously, I threw out all of my old underclothes. And if I need more compressive input, I fashioned sleeves for my arms made out of small leg tights to wear under my long sleeve shirts.
I didn't realize I had a sensory processing issue until recently. Bright lights, loose clothes and strong unpleasant smells are my primary stressors. Since I identified these and avoid them, I am much more relaxed and happier. If you mean tight fitting shorts Its to keep yo dick in check. If you mean tights as in covers the legs To keep yo dick in check while staying warm, its getting cold out now. I wear them because boxers just don't keep everything contained when you're doing decline situps.
At first, tights were seen on men only in the gym and for workouts, but they have now have found a home in typical street wear styles. It actually looks good and when done right, and can make a man look stylish with a casual, creative flair.
Enter my platonic, stylish friend. And before you judge me, when I opened up to some my other friends about this, they confirmed that this was indeed one of the biggest mysteries at the forefront of all of our minds. This one particular tights-wearing night, he drank too much and ended up back at my place on the couch. Like any good friend would do, I gently tucked him in and placed a glass of water on the coffee table nearby.
This was the moment my girlfriends and I had been waiting for. We were finally going to figure out what he was working with. An accidental graze or a scan of an outline would be so easy once the multiple layers of tights and shorts were gone. I would be a hero.
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