Whether or not you’re sporting a ripped physique like Rocky or Apollo (above), you don’t want to sport nut-hugging shorts like Rocky or Apollo (above). It’s important to be comfortable while you train so you A) don’t cut your workout short, and B) don’t accidentally let a testicle slip out while you run (see Rocky and Apollo, above). To help you on your search, we’ve compiled a handful of the best workout shorts for men, starting with …
Intent Short 11″ ($68 @ lululemon.com)
Perfect for a trip to the gym or a lazy day on the Barcolounger, these sweat-wicking shorts feel like soft cotton but include Lycra fabric so they never lose their shape. Most important for a workout, they are naturally breathable. So you’ll sweat but won’t suffer from a tsunami of wetness down there.
‘Fly 2.0’ Dri-FIT Knit Training Shorts ($26 @ nordstrom.com)
Made with Nike’s popular Dri-FIT fabric, these shorts help keep you cool and comfortable while you train. Flat seams also do a good job reducing chafing at the gym or on the track.
Under Armour Men’s HIIT Shorts ($17 @ Amazon.com)
Crafted from woven polyester, these are some of the best workout shorts for men who also want to run or do CrossFit. The shorts’ strong suit are its fabric, which wicks away sweat while letting you stay nimble. And the Armourvent panel across the back helps to avoid unsightly sweat stains.
Tesla Men’s Lightweight HyperDri Running Shorts ($10 and up @ Amazon.com)
Tesla’s breathable micro mesh is engineered to detect and dry moisture quickly while fitting comfortably and snugly against the body. And, unlike some other breathable options, these shorts also include a side pocket for convenient storage.
Russell Athletic Men’s Performance Training Short ($14 @ Amazon.com)
While these shorts don’t boast fancy moisture wicking technology, they are made from a comfortable, cool mix of polyester and spandex. For added convenience, these shorts include two side pockets and a back pocket that zips shut.
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