Compression Shorts Will Improve Every Single One of Your Workouts

Do you even compress, bro? Compression shorts are more than a crucial component of any well-planned workout fit: at a certain point, they’re also plain old good etiquette. I’m not trying to peep your “set of barbells” every time I walk past the leg press, my guy. Compression shorts add a critical extra layer and help reduce soreness in the long-term—they’re truly a no-brainer.

To paraphrase N.W.A: Compress yourself. Stop leaving every unsuspecting passerby innocently poking around the squat rack permanently scarred. We live in a society!

PowerFlex Compression Shorts

Champion walmart.com

$17.70

Champion might be more famous for its iconic take on the all-American sweatsuit, but don’t sleep on the company’s more performance-oriented pieces. 

Alphaskin Sport Short Tights

Adidas adidas.com

$25.00

Adidas’ Alphaskin tights are aptly named: they’re so lightweight you can barely feel ’em. 

Workout Ready Compression Briefs

Reebok reebok.com

$25.00

Reebok’s briefs boast mesh inserts for speedy drying that’ll help to keep you cool. 

HeatGear Armour Mid

Under Armour underarmour.com

$27.99

Under Armour once again employs its proprietary HeatGear technology to great effect. 

Pro Shorts

Nike amazon.com

$29.95

If you’re the type of dude that turns to one brand, and one brand only, to get all your workout gear that brand is almost definitely Nike. And, no surprise, the swoosh makes a dope pair of compression shorts. 

Warrior Compression Shorts

Alo nordstrom.com

$68.00

Alo’s take on the style incorporates a draw-string elastic waistband, making these shorts super wearable even on their own. 

Challenge Short

New Balance newbalance.com

$34.99

At first glance, these NB shorts check all the basic boxes. What you might not notice is the hidden pocket tucked against the hip, a subtle design tweak that makes a world of difference. 

North Moore Compression Shorts

Wolaco amazon.com

$50.00

If you absolutely need easy access to your phone, or you simply don’t have pockets, Wolaco’s compression shorts are (another) still-sleek solution. 

MCS Run Compression Short

2XU amazon.com

$79.95

2XU uses what the brand calls “Muscle-Containment-Stamping” to apply compression to specific target areas. Color me impressed (and slightly concerned). 

Elite Speed 2.0 Compression Shorts

Soar Running mrporter.com

$120.00

As per usual, Mr Porter has you covered when it comes to the creme de la creme of whatever product you’re looking for: case in point, these ultra-luxe compression shorts from Soar. 

Avidan Grossman is the Style eCommerce Editor at Esquire, covering men’s fashion, shoes, grooming, and accessories.

Source : Esquire