Men's underwear for weightlifting
February 11, 2013 2:25 PM   Subscribe

Looking for recommendations for men's underwear - comfortable, supportive, but keeps your package tucked back so you don't bash 'the boys' on the bar when doing deadlifts.
posted by lizbunny to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total)
Pretty much any kind of boxer briefs.
posted by ignignokt at 2:35 PM on February 11, 2013 [2 favorites]

I wear Under Armour, the BoxerJock style, but I'm sure you can find cheaper knockoffs out there if cost is an issue. I tend to favor the Under Armour-type fabrics over cotton because cotton tends to absorb moisture and get gross and rub.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 2:45 PM on February 11, 2013

I wear standard compression shorts.
posted by cmoj at 2:47 PM on February 11, 2013

Compression shorts, yep. I like under armour, but they're not super cheap.
posted by backwards guitar at 2:51 PM on February 11, 2013

I like jock straps more than compression shorts. It keeps everything in place allows everything to breath. But perhaps I have has bad luck with the quality of Under Armor.
posted by munchingzombie at 3:20 PM on February 11, 2013

Nthing compression shorts. I've got the Target version of Under Armour.
posted by wrok at 3:32 PM on February 11, 2013

This has never come up for me. I just checked and when I get to the top of a deadlift the bar is below boys-level for me. But everyone I know wears boxer-briefs to the gym.
posted by RustyBrooks at 5:31 PM on February 11, 2013

Nthing the suggestion for Under Armour BoxerJocks.
posted by Silvertree at 9:39 AM on February 12, 2013

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