When it comes to workout apparel, a lot of guys treat training shorts as an afterthought.
Sure, you could slide on a pair of baggy basketball shorts you’ve been wearing since you were 18 and be content. But aside from looking sloppy, all that extra material will bunch up and get in the way of your movements. You can’t squat as low, jump as high, or move as comfortably as you would in a pair of shorts made with movement in mind.
It’s not just looks, either. Training shorts need to be tough (so they don’t get ripped up by barbell knurling), sweat-wicking (so you don’t feel like you’re sitting in a puddle all workout), lightweight (so they don’t slow you down), and stretchy (so they move with you). Here, we’ve picked 11 of our favorite training shorts on the market right now.