Sure, pro champions like the Golden State Warriors use Athos’ high-tech self-coaching shorts, but anyone who does big, technique-dependent moves like squats can benefit from them, too. Powered by a palm-size rechargeable “core” that also snaps into other Athos pieces, the 12 sensors sewn into the shorts send muscle-output info to an app that displays real-time imagery via a “heat map,” showing you, for example, if your quads are firing when they should. The app also “animates” each set, so you can instantly spot weaknesses, prompting you to slow down and really recruit all your muscles for a sustained contraction.
Shorts and core, $348; liveathos.com
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