by Michael Kleinmann
Now that the 2012 Summer Olympic games are over, it’s time for you to get off the couch and into the gym. Who knows, if you train hard enough maybe you could end up at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro! To enhance your time in the gym, you’ll need high-tech warm-up gear that’s supportive and breathable–it’s the only way to get through your intense workouts and grueling practices. Check out our top performing athletic underwear picks below and good luck in Rio!
95% Cotton, 5% Spandex; The higher cropped back of this low-rise bikini brief frees up your legs for easier movement during athletic activities. The brief features a unique low-cut style and slim fit. S-XL 77% Nylon, 23% Spandex; The airy supportive mesh and bright colorful appearance make this trunk an ideal choice for any athletic activity. The ultra stylish trunk comes in yellow, red and blue. S-XL 46% Liquid Titanium, 46% Polyester, 8% Spandex; The body fabric and mesh of this boxer brief helps to wick away moisture during athletic activities. A liquid titanium finish is woven into the yarns to assist the moisture absorption.S-XL 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex; A showstopper at the gym, this singlet features mesh inset paneling, anti-microbial features and unique wicking properties resulting in faster drying performance. The singlet boasts sturdy construction and a lay-flat fit. S-XL
100% Cotton; Combining a sexy look and athletic support, this jock strap features a custom elastic waistband and ultra-soft back straps. The jock strap includes olive or moss colors and stripes on the waistband. S-XL 86% Polyester, 14% Spandex; The trunk’s zoned mesh ventilation provides breathability, while the patented 360-degree stretch fabric prevents the legs from riding up. The stylish boxer brief features a supportive contour pouch and a moisture wicking waistband. S-XL 89% Nylon, 11% Elastane; This trunk’s elastane and nylon mix ensures an incredible stretch for extreme physical activities. The golden logo on the waistband makes a powerful, masculine statement. S-XL.
90% Nylon, 10% Elastane; Highly comfortable and form fitting, this brief features moisture-wicking properties and nylon fabric that offer a cool feel during active movement. The lightweight brief boasts a sleek, sporty style with an iridescent grey waistband and red logo. S-XL 96% Cotton, 4% Spandex / Elastane / Lycra; This brief utilizes TransDRY technology, a special treatment on the inner layer of cotton that transfers perspiration to the outside of the garment. The cotton fabric significantly results in faster drying performance. S-XL 85% Nylon, 15% Spandex; Developed specifically for long endurance activities, this boxer brief uses an advance four-way stretch fabric which offers chafe free support and a breathable feel. The boxer brief includes an articulated front pouch and parallel side mesh panels. S-XL 57% Cotton, 38% Modal, 5% Spandex; The trunk’s cotton, modal and spandex mix delivers a supremely comfortable fit and long-lasting durability. The design of the trunk features an old-school athletic look with red, white and blue accent stripes. S-XL
For more information on these brands: 2(X)ist, Cavin Klein Underwear, CIN-2, Croota, Papi, Puma, Rated M, Rufskin, Saxx, Tommy John and Under Armour.