GYM SHORTS

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    May 09, 2008 5:18 AM GMT
    HOW SHORT SHOULD GYM SHORTS BE?

    I have well-defined muscular legs and I sometimes wear shorter shorts to the gym - not tight-fitting just short. But I notice most guys at the gym wear longer shorts (to the knee). Are shorter shorts too passe? I'm 39. I don't want to look like I'm stuck in the 80's? What do you think?

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    For example, these are a pair of shorts that I usually wear. My legs are better developed that the model's legs - but then again the model is 10+ years younger than me.
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    May 09, 2008 5:41 AM GMT
    I say ditch it. Short shorts make one looks *gasp* gay! icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 09, 2008 12:09 PM GMT
    Well I don't wear shorts that are to the knee, but I don't wear "short shorts" either.... I say wear what your comfortable in, but keep in mind whats too short.
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    May 09, 2008 12:11 PM GMT
    Most of my shorts (Adidas) are just above the knees. They are fairly loose which is important to me for comfort. They also have these silky feel which I like.


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    May 09, 2008 2:26 PM GMT
    Mine hit right above the knee. Standard I guess.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    May 09, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
    Mine are also just above the knee. Strangely, though, when I see a guy at the gym with short but not tight shorts, I don't assume he's gay. I assume he's really into running.
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    May 09, 2008 2:33 PM GMT
    Shorter shorts will probably come back in style soon enough (see American Apparel) but they don't really work for me from a functionality standpoint. If you're running or something that's totally different than lifting.

    I wear just-about-the-knee cargo shorts. Not because they're attractive (they aren't) but because I need extra pockets for all the crap I end up carrying around the gym (notebook, pen, phone, straps, etc).
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    May 09, 2008 2:33 PM GMT
    I wear some underarmour shorts that hit right below the knee. If i pull the waistband up more, then its above the knee. Ive noticed that most guys are wearing some type of workout pants lately and no shorts.
  • cowboyathlete

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    May 09, 2008 2:40 PM GMT
    espada saidI say ditch it. Short shorts make one looks *gasp* gay! icon_biggrin.gif
    Short shorts are one of the easiest targets for gaydar.
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    May 09, 2008 2:42 PM GMT
    crispro saidHOW SHORT SHOULD GYM SHORTS BE?

    I have well-defined muscular legs and I sometimes wear shorter shorts to the gym - not tight-fitting just short. But I notice most guys at the gym wear longer shorts (to the knee). Are shorter shorts too passe? I'm 39. I don't want to look like I'm stuck in the 80's? What do you think?





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    May 09, 2008 2:55 PM GMT
    My (running) shorts are about 2 inches above my knee and sit low on my waist. As far as I'm concerned, that's ALOT better than the straight guys I see whose shorts are choking their package!
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    May 09, 2008 3:13 PM GMT
    maxxtowt saidMy (running) shorts are about 2 inches above my knee and sit low on my waist. As far as I'm concerned, that's ALOT better than the straight guys I see whose shorts are choking their package!


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  • asupas

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    May 09, 2008 3:20 PM GMT
    Um... I don't mind AT ALL when guys with muscular legs wear short shorts.. there are a few younger body builders at my gym who do and I love it. icon_smile.gif
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    May 09, 2008 3:50 PM GMT
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  • coolarmydude

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    May 09, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    Yeah, if you've got muscular legs that can kill with one quick squeeze, then wear the short shorts. Are they runner's shorts?

    Here at Fort Bragg, home of Special Forces, it's normal for them to wear runner's shorts due to their tree trunk thighs. I saw one yesterday coming out of the gym and was in full-on awe (and filthy thoughts).icon_twisted.gif

  • jarhead5536

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    May 09, 2008 4:12 PM GMT
    Short shorts? Ooh, just add a sparkly top and you're Richard Simmons. icon_eek.gif

    Nothing wrong with them per se, but I can't get that image out of my head.

    All my workout shorts are to the knees.
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    May 09, 2008 4:18 PM GMT
    As long as;

    - you can not wear the same shorts to go fishing


    - the shorts are on 1/2 of your upper leg and loose


    - the shorts reach to ABOVE your knees


    - shorts that are on the knees or longer are ancient and should not be worn by anyone.

    And at crispro, no the shorter shorts are not too passé, it's the long shorts that are.


    I wear Umbro black shorts that reach above the knees.. they're black and loose, with a cool shirt you are very much set to go.


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    May 09, 2008 4:24 PM GMT
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    May 09, 2008 4:24 PM GMT
    Soufian saidAs long as;

    - you can not wear the same shorts to go fishing


    - the shorts are on 1/2 of your upper leg and loose


    - the shorts reach to ABOVE your knees


    - shorts that are on the knees or longer are ancient and should not be worn by anyone.

    And at crispro, no the shorter shorts are not too passé, it's the long shorts that are.


    I wear Umbro black shorts that reach above the knees.. they're black and loose, with a cool shirt you are very much set to go.




    I need a pic of you in your shorts to grasp all those instructions! .... icon_eek.gif
  • SoDakGuy

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    May 09, 2008 4:25 PM GMT
    I wear board shorts when I work out. I have really big quads, so those shorts are loose enough for comfort, but tight enough for when I need to do my leg work out.
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    May 09, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    I always tell myself that if I am not comfortable in a piece of clothing...than it is too...whatever....short, tight, bright...and shouldnt wear it.

    If you have to ask the question, then it IS.

    But I really would need a pic of you in them to make a definitive ruling on this fashion situation.
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    May 09, 2008 4:39 PM GMT
    i wonder about all this every time i go to the gym- its obvious that my age group wears knee-length, basketball-type shorts to work out, but all the old men who come to the gym... its like they're frozen in the fashion trends of their youths.. and NO ONE wants to see old man thighs (shudders). i'm not saying older men should try and dress 'hip' or 'cool' cause that'd look stupid too, but one can dress appropriately and comfortably for one's age while within the current trends i think. and again, i reiterate- NO ONE wants to see more of pasty old man legs than they have to lol. if you know your legs aren't what they used to be, consider wearing sweatpants to the gym- the kind without the elastic ankles? (nothing against older men at all- i know i'll be one too one day; but modesty as one ages, for the sake of those around them, is as important as fat men not wearing speedos in public. please just have the decency and self honesty to know what you can and can't rock)

    side note: WHY do old men also insist on the mid-calf length white tube socks? they serve no purpose, and look awful as hell- or at least as unflattering as ankle warmers lol. no, really, i'm genuinely curious on this one..

    lets keep up with the trends people- they're our key to perpetual youth; we are blessed with acute aesthetic sensitivity in most cases- there's no reason for us to become dated like str8 men are practically expected to.
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    May 09, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    ...and if you're under 50, consider just shutting up until you're spoken to. ... icon_evil.gif... Who wants to listen to that infantile prattle. ... icon_rolleyes.gif



  • jarhead5536

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    May 09, 2008 4:59 PM GMT
    czarodziej saidi wonder about all this every time i go to the gym- its obvious that my age group wears knee-length, basketball-type shorts to work out, but all the old men who come to the gym... its like they're frozen in the fashion trends of their youths.. and NO ONE wants to see old man thighs (shudders). i'm not saying older men should try and dress 'hip' or 'cool' cause that'd look stupid too, but one can dress for one's age within the current trends i think. and again, i reiterate- NO ONE wants to see more of pasty old man legs than they have to lol. if you're over 50, consider wearing sweatpants to the gym? (nothing against older men, btw, but modesty as one ages, for the sake of those around them, is as important as fat men not wearing speedos)

    side note: WHY do old men also insist of the mid-calf length white tube socks? they serve no purpose, and look awful as hell


    Alas, my boy, you are doomed to a similar fate. It seems like most men are frozen in time at the point in their lives when they were the most physically attractive and felt the best about their appearance. Our hairstyle and fashion choices have a very hard time letting go of that period. So be prepared to be a forty-something wearing Abercrombie and a faux hawk. Just as I am a forty-something wearing chinos, polo shirts and a bowl haircut.
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    May 09, 2008 5:03 PM GMT
    i work out naked at my house so i don't have to contend with all these rules