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Similarly, a 2021 study (5) observed a dozen male athletes performing drop jumps, with an eye on muscle activation and soft tissue vibration. The study concluded that compression is an effective tool to limit excessive vibration in fairly straightforward terms.

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A 2016 study (3) on benefits runners may reap by wearing compression clothing during exercise found its participants netted gains in endurance performance due to slight increases in time to exhaustion, perceived exertion, and a handful of other variables.

I wore Ten Thousand's compression shorts on short-distance runs, through a HIIT session, and playing tennis. There isn't an activity I wouldn't wear them through. The waistband is thin, stays put, and doesn't feel like it's pinching or squeezing my gut too much. The hemming around and beneath the crotch provide enough stretch for free movement while maintaining compression and keeping my privates comfortable.

Lululemon's Rapid Vent Tech briefs pull it off better than any others I've tested. Usually, I have to peel off whatever compression shorts I'm wearing because they create a lot of extra heat, which means more sweat than usual. The Lulu's are still warmer than, say, wearing boxers to the gym (not recommended for a number of reasons), but I stay significant cooler in them than any other durable compression short I've tried.

The biggest problem with them, though, is the crotch region, which is cut a bit small. Generally, the shorts are tighter than your average compression short, so all things considered I recommend sizing up.

You can get Under Armour's classic compression shorts for less than the usual $30 list price at pretty much any time. They're available all over, which means some retailer will have them marked down to $17 or $18 a pair (that's how much I bought the test pair for). This alone is valuable, given most big brands don't get that low, and if they do the quality is clearly lesser.

These compression shorts by fitness brand Wolaco are sort of 1B to Ten Thousand's 1A as far as I'm concerned. Wolaco leans a bit more toward durability, construction, and what I perceived as cross-training utility where Ten Thousand's were a bit better all-around.

Deadlifting and squatting in these shorts is about as comfortable as deadlifting and squatting in skin-tight shorts can be. There is zero pinch in the crotch or thighs and the fabric stays taught while flexing as your hips sink up-and-down.

Not everyone will feel comfortable wearing extremely compressive shorts. It's not uncommon for more aggressive compression shorts to irritate those with sensitive skin, or simply be too tight as to hinder circulation. Rhone's brief is for those people, and those who want something more comfortable than performance-focused.

I'm not sure anyone could accurately tell you how many compression short options Nike sells. I'm fairly confident we could publish a guide ranking the brand's compression short options exclusively and it'd be at least a half-dozen items long.

Its AeroSwift compression shorts are actually running tights, but the two are functionally the same. What we like most about them is the length and the crotch area. Regarding length, the big idea is a simple one: they're longer than most compression shorts, and more leg covered means more muscle stabilized. These cover your entire hamstrings, adductors, and quads where most do not.

Brooks' simple, fairly-priced running tight is just that. It's a 9-inch inseam that runs to about an inch or two above your knee, giving your quads and glutes a cozy squeeze. Brooks also threw in a couple pockets around the tight for your phone, keys, or maybe some spare bucks should you need an emergency gas station refuel. They wick sweat well enough (though long, hot runs will still soak the shorts into a darker shade) and have just one weird fit issue.

A key part to a top-notch workout outfit is getting your under-layer right. Compression shorts have a proven effect on your recovery time, so finding a favorite brand will help you take your fitness to the next level.

The Endurance shorts have amassed over 30 reviews with a 4.6-star average on the All Citizens site. Most reviewers love the comfort and compression level. The no-ride thighs are a huge plus for many reviewers, too.

These are the shorts you get if you want premium-level performance without such a prohibitive price tag. They're an excellent value pickup for the guy who gets into the gym most days but doesn't devote his whole life to building a better deadlift.

This is as much compression as you can get before you hit prescription level. Seriously. These are excellent for long-distance runners and extreme athletes who are ok forking over a little cash for an easier recovery time.

Compression shorts help increase blood flow and muscle recovery by offering very slight exoskeletal support. Many people wear compression socks to reduce swelling on their feet, and compression shorts to the same thing with your thighs and glutes.

Not surprisingly, they're among the best-reviewed compression shorts on Amazon with more than 3,500 positive ratings, including almost 3,000 five-star customer reviews. At under $30, they're also surprisingly affordable, especially among Under Armour's premium-priced sports apparel.

What do buyers say? "These are amazing to workout in. I wear them below knee-length shorts to the gym and they've made leg day so much more enjoyable. Keeps everything in place," said one Amazon reviewer.

These Runhit compression shorts are a best seller on Amazon for a reason. Not only are they super affordable (less than $10 per pair!), but they're incredibly comfortable, thanks to flatlock stitching that increases durability and prevents chafing. With a smart synthetic blend of 88% polyester and 12% spandex, they're stretchy, lightweight, and quick-wicking to keep you cool and dry, even during the nastiest workouts.

We like that they're available in more than a dozen colors and a good variety of sizes too, ranging from Small to 4XL (unusual for compression shorts). On the downside, some buyers note lackluster long-term durability. But, given the incredible price point, you can easily stock up on a year's worth of these shorts for less than a 3-pack of other, higher priced brand-name alternatives.

What do buyers say? "I've worn at least 5 different brands of compression shorts. These are the best; lightweight and real compression unlike others - from major athletic wear companies - that are little more than nylon underwear," said one reviewer.

Like most products in Janji's catalog, these premium compression shorts aren't cheap. Prepare to drop almost $80 for the privilege. But for a near-perfect fit, especially for the unique demands of most runners, these fall neatly into the "Goldilocks" category of "just right." And, it's clear most online reviewers agree. For cold-weather runners, they're also available as full-length tights too.

There's a lot to like about these premium compression shorts, even given the nearly $70 retail price tag. But, some reviewers complain of a fit that's not quite as tight as they'd like in more "hardcore" alternatives. Still, we like the look, the versatility, and, most importantly, the uber-soft fabric which is why these are our pick for the most comfortable compression shorts of 2023.

You can rely on Nike's mesh ventilation and Dri-FIT technology to keep you cool and dry during your toughest workouts. These are incredibly lightweight and wear more like premium underwear than a dedicated pair of shorts. Meanwhile, the snug, compressive fit ensures no bulk or bunching under your outer layers. Run, lunge, and squat without distraction. Plus, every pair of these compression shorts is made with at least 75% recycled polyester fibers, so you can feel a little better about your purchase.

On the downside, these shorts might be a bit too thin for anyone looking for a standalone pair. The compression also isn't as tight as others on this list, although that might be a plus for some. Given the Nike brand name and great pricing (less than $25 on sale), these are a great value choice for more budget-conscious buyers.

This do-it-all tight can be worn under shorts or on its own. That's thanks to its thick-but-still-comfortable fabric that provides ample support, and is infused with breathable features to keep you cool. It's all made in the USA using a breathable, rip-resistant fabric and expandable flat-lock stitched thread that's break-resistant too. The result is an ultra-premium pair of compression shorts that's comfortable, extremely durable, and looks good enough to wear as a standalone short to boot.

We're hard-pressed to find much to complain about with these shorts. If there's one downside, though, as with most of Leorever's apparel, they're pricey at almost $80. But if you're looking for a pair of no-compromises compression shorts for your hardest workouts and don't mind splurging a little, these are your man.

The iconic underwear brand also has its own performance compression short. The 84 percent polyester and 16 percent spandex DRI interlock blended fabric has a cooling effect, and the shorts also have a contrast elastic waistband and chafe-resistant flatlock seams for optimal comfort.

These all-season sweat-wicking shorts from CompressionZ will breathe during the summer and trap heat during the winter. The company also claims the four-way-stretch material prevents cramping in the quads and hamstrings, helping you power through the toughest of workouts.

The waistband on this pair from 2XU was designed to keep you comfy during high-impact activities where bulky waistbands only get in the way. Lightweight compression fabric hugs your glutes, quads, and hamstrings to reduce muscle fatigue and soreness. Plus, the material also wicks away sweat to keep you cool and dry. 041b061a72


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