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Gym Compression from Ergowear

August 16, 2014 Comments off
Ergowear Gym Compression

Ergowear Gym Compression

Comfortable compression is vital when working out or playing sports. Some companies forget about that men and women have completely different contours and they continue to design compression wear based on the female facade. This mentality usually leads to seams being placed in the center of the crotch…not good, not comfortable. In fact, it can create a camel toe and garner unwanted attention. Ergowear’s Gym Compression Shorts are as good as it gets in my opinion and they maintain their integrity over many washes too. Check them out….worth the price too.

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R-Speed Compression Shorts & Pants

December 1, 2012 Comments off

A misconception I learned growing up in the 80’s is that the older we get, the less active we are and fatter we become. WRONG! At 37, I am in better shape now than at any point since I was basketball walk-on my freshman year in college. Once I got cut from the squad as a sophomore, I put on 30lbs eating crap, smoking cigs, with a consistent workout routine of 12oz curls. Not only was body a train wreck, but the dumbest was that I waited until my late 20’s to do something about it.

So I started running and since then I’m always on the lookout for great compression shorts and pants. Here’s a new style that rocks ass without breaking the bank. The R-Gear High Speed Compression line from Road Runner is fantastic. I’ve had a pair of the 7″ mens shorts for a couple of months and they have not lost one bit of elastic integrity. The seams are firm and positioned perfectly to avoid chafing and the mesh side panels ensure that sweat wickers away. Road Runner makes shorts in various lengths and colors for men and women. They also have a little shimmer appearance that make your butt look good.

Check’em out here: Road Runner R-Speed Compression Shorts


Cruise Mid-Cut from Pistol Pete

July 7, 2012 Comments off


Since the invention of the square cut (or mid-cut)I can’t say that I’ve seen a more innovative designs than from Pistol Pete. The Cruise mid-cut men’s swimsuit is a perfect example of this. Because they rely on a fabric with a high Nylon count (92%), these will make even the most invisible butts look like you could bounce a quarter off of them. As with the 3 other Pistol Pete swimwear outfits I have, they can stretch!

Even though about 0.01% of us look as good as the models (I don’t qualify either), I would definitely recommend being in prime physical shape before pulling this outfit off in public. If you have big thighs, these all might crawl up your leg and that’s not a pretty picture. So get the brief version instead. If you feel that the belt is a little too much, it can be easily removed. They do run small, so size up if you’re on the borderline.

I got this mid-cut on sale at

Scuba Side Stripe Jammer by Tulio

June 8, 2012 Comments off


Wow! Tulio has raised the bar again with these boardshort-scuba style swim jammers. As I tell my wife, “y’all can squeeze into anything, but we have equipment issues to negotiate”. The smart designers recognize that the “leg hole” is the most pivotal comfort point on men’s swimwear and underwear. If they’re cut too tight, we’re uncomfortable and thus won’t wear them.

Tulio knows this and these contouring swim shorts allow flexibility and just enough pouch for frontal support for a perfect fit. With seams strategically placed on the side, they won’t chafe after swimming. The front fastens don’t roll, the drawstring is durable, and string tips are not weighted or heavy (no flapping). They look good on any body frame, but groom accordingly. For the self-contious, they have a hint shimmer but are perfectly fine swim attire in any public beach, pool, or lake setting. Definitely hang dry these to avoid fading.

I got mine at International Jock: Tulio Side-Striped Scuba Jammer

Buttlifter Squarecut from Gary Madjell

May 25, 2012 Comments off


So I’m browsing around Amazon a while back and I come across a line of swimwear and activewear that I didn’t have. Since I have an no ass (according to my wife), I’ll try anything and these do add an inch or so. Naturally, I’m inquisitive by the prices and whip out the card to purchase the Buttlifter Squarecut by Gary Madjell Sport.

Wow, are these tight in the crotch. They may want reevaluate that size chart because I was cutting off circulation to my legs the second I pulled them up and I’m a 33/34 in any brand. Having athletic thighs always makes square cuts a gamble because they tend to ride up the sides, thus becoming a brief. I wouldn’t recommend them for stocky guys….it’ll just look weird. These are designed for skinny dudes.

The construction of them is ok, but you get what you pay for. I did get some other styles to blog about later, but I’ll take my AC’s from now on if I want to project my posterior.

Filament Running Tights from Nike

May 22, 2012 Comments off

Nike Running Tights for Men

If you work out hard or live in hot climates, Nike running tights should definitely be a clothing option. The filament fabric they use is second-to-none when it comes moisture control or as we southerners call it “Swamp Ass”.

They feel great, don’t chafe, and I wear these types of shorts constantly. The little pocket on the back is great to put your keys and money. Sorry for the morbid thought, but it has an ID tag on the inside just in case some drunk idiot hits you and keeps going (happens common around here).

As with all Nike, they can be a bit pricey but check Amazon as they seem to be the cheapest deal. You do get what you pay though and these are built to last.

New Balance Half Tight

April 13, 2012 1 comment


When it comes to compression tights for working out or running, I have yet to find a better pair than these from New Balance. They are just comfortable to wear and the shimmer fabric definitely makes my butt look tighter than reality. After all perception is everything, right? These are “gym friendly” too, so no worries wherever you wear them.

Even though it advertises a 10″ inseam, it’s more like 9″ and totally blasts your thigh appearance. The band on the bottom is well-constructed, so I haven’t had any roll-up issues. In my opinion, seam placement is the most crucial detail in activewear and they perfectly located to avoid chafing issues. The zipper on the pocket is just the right size and doesn’t dig into your abdomen, which is common mistake I’ve experienced with knock-off brands. No special cleaning instructions required, as you can dry them in low-tumble mode and an they’ll last for years without losing compressing integrity.

The only downside, as with 95% of all men’s tights, as that they only come in Black.

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