Gym Shorts

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    Aug 23, 2007 3:18 AM GMT
    I know there was a thread on guys wearing tops that were too tight, and/or whether UnderArmor Tactical garb is good or bad.

    But the thing that I wonder about with respect to this, is not the tops that guys wear, but that some guys wear these ultra tight, short shorts...let me put it this way..shorts that WERE in style in 1970, but now look like someone is trying to show how hung he is.

    I guess this is OK on the Zoowie Float in the Pride Parade, but I find it looks silly at the gym. Check that. I think it looks ridiculous.

    But I could be wrong...it could be a new style. I'm wondering how others might feel about this.

    John
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    Aug 23, 2007 3:37 AM GMT
    I vote for bringing back short shorts. If some of them are too tight... well that brings its own punishment.
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    Aug 23, 2007 5:04 AM GMT
    I have seen them in the undergear catalog, but as I read in another thread, not everything in that catalog should be worn...
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    Aug 23, 2007 9:52 AM GMT
    Cue song from the simpsons,

    "Who loves short shorts? do do do do do do do
    We love short shorts!"


    Theres a time and place for everything, in the gym bustin out a heavy set, i don't think so.


    Altho i wear short short running shorts in hot yoga, basically because an ice-cube has a longer chance in hell than i do when i go to that class. T shirt comes off after 10mins and i proceed to sweat buckets till the end,

    so the less clothes the better.
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    Aug 23, 2007 10:11 AM GMT
    John I remember in about 1973 cycling through California (down from Canada). A group of guys trucked past me wearing spandex shorts and I thought...'what the heck'? Even today I have trouble wearing those things although I'll don a pair for my cycling workouts now - the padded butt is nice! As for the gym, I'm definitely a comfort kind of guy, and prefer to wear whatever gives me the greatest mobility/move-ability and as much air-flow as possible.
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    Aug 23, 2007 11:09 AM GMT
    I bought a few things from UnderGear that, I found out after buying it, I definitively can't wear at the gym. It's too short or too sexy for my taste.
  • leaozinho

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    Aug 23, 2007 11:33 AM GMT
    I like to wear the American Apparel shorts which are short. I did get a pair from Equinox shop too. I do not like the shorts which are too long. The kind that are cut at the knee or just above the knee. I get really hot and sweat a lot at the gym so I need to wear less clothing. In addition, I like to see my thigh muscles when I am doing leg work. Being 5'11, I like to accentuate my height to seem taller.
    If anyone has recommendations for shorts, please let me know.

    -Michael

  • zakariahzol

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    Aug 23, 2007 11:43 AM GMT
    As I remember the 70's those short they wear are kinda baggy. It didnt really reveal how hung you are. They are the same as the short wore by footballer (not American) or soccer team now. Even atetlic wear (remember the decatlon Bruce Jenner)them. They are comfortable , airy and dont hinder your movement.

    The type of short they wear now leave nothing to immagination. I can figure out the length, the tip and how hung those guys are just by looking at them.

    Once I was in charge of a cycling event , this Italian rider wear one of those spandex. I can see the outline of his dick all the way up to his navel. Now that is really a hunk. I just cant think and concentrate on my job that day.
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    Aug 23, 2007 12:16 PM GMT
    If one is of the position that the gym is strictly for working out and avoiding eye candy, why spend so much angst worrying about what shorts someone else is wearing?

    I see guys wearing a variety of clothing from incredibly stretched and revealing to full length skirts stitched and cut in the middle (size 50 tall jean shorts on a size 32 waist and 5'8" guy)

    For me it's interesting to see what people wear. Some of it I find appealing, some of it I don't.

    Myself, I don't like wearing clothing that is very loose and baggy just to hide any appearance of my package. I don't like wearing bikini thread briefs either though.

    Of course many people, myself included at times, will be a bit taken back by some 50yr old gentleman with several extra pounds in the wrong places strutting around with clothing that would probably look much better on a person without those folding flabs and a few inches smaller in the waist. "That's so wrong!" is often the exclamation but in truth -- diversity and wild display is part of what makes the world go 'round.

    I try not to project my stigmas onto other people too awfully much. It isn't polite of me and I'm quite aware of it when I do it and feel rather guilty.

    :)
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    Aug 23, 2007 12:16 PM GMT
    What i were at he gym isn't a fashion statement. I go to a private gym where there is only me and the trainer. I wear short shorts like we did in gym class back in the day. I wear a jock under them so there is no showing of any bulge. I also wear the sort ones for movement and comfort. I also go to a gay gym for cardio workouts. I wear the same sorts with a jock. Other guys wear the same kind of shorts and some don't. I don't get it when someone is wearing jeans during their workout. What ever works for them is cool with me. I could give a shit what anyone else thinks about me or what i wear.
    My suggestion is don't look if it bothers you.
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    Aug 23, 2007 12:55 PM GMT
    I have no problems in what guys wear, Unless it is some tight fit clothing that everything is hanging out. Spandex can only strech so far.
    I workout at home, so it realy doesn't matter what I wear or if I wear anything at all. just kidding, Although when I did go to the gym, I wore shorts that were comfortable.
    to each his own I guess.
  • gymingit

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    Aug 23, 2007 1:01 PM GMT
    LMAO-- I have to point out as well... I grow, I don't show. Shorts are shorts for me. But I did see this older guy the other day... If he's not gay, I sure stereotyped him as such due to his shorts (way tight and gay city), because I don't have GAYDAR....LOL

    LANCE
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    Aug 23, 2007 1:18 PM GMT
    I'm kinda used to wearing tights or short tight shorts... It's not as bad as a lot of guys think.

    BUT at the gym i wear average length shorts, all my shirts have the sleeves cut off though.

    As far as how short the shorts are, on my it doesnt matter once i start stretching cause they shift and move and all that.

    Personaly on others i dont care what they wear provided they are not built disgustingly... i mean PLEASE do not look like you are wearing a sausage casing... for that matter it's more distracting when i see a Miss Piggy in a sports bra and lycra capris!
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    Aug 23, 2007 1:24 PM GMT
    oh please! bouncing banana hammocks are all the rage! ;-)

    luv ya :D
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    Aug 23, 2007 1:25 PM GMT
    I do wear speedo style swimwear though... but i mentioned that in another thread.
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    Aug 23, 2007 1:28 PM GMT
    yes, and you look good in it. i was referring to the size 28 speedo holding in a size 50 tummy :)
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    Aug 23, 2007 1:29 PM GMT
    I'll bet many of RJs members like to put on their short shorts and rub out a dance or two down at the ol' gym.

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  • MYKENVA

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    Aug 23, 2007 1:32 PM GMT
    There is a guy at my gym who wears those onion skins when he's on the eliptical machine...the problem is you can actually see his ass hair hanging out of them.
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    Aug 23, 2007 1:41 PM GMT
    that is when everyone wants to ask him to trim or change, but nobody wants to be the one to do it :| maybe he's proud of his furries and wants to show them off?
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    Aug 23, 2007 1:44 PM GMT
    He could just transfer them to the top of his head, as Richard Simmons has done.
  • iHavok

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    Aug 23, 2007 1:49 PM GMT
    I wear basketball shorts that hang just below the knee when working out. I'm a shorter guy (only 5-8), but i've found when wearing shorter shorts, they tend to feel like they are sticking to my skin more...which is always unpleasant.
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    Aug 23, 2007 1:50 PM GMT
    short shorts? australian rules football?

    http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=93644&rendTypeId=4


    and the muscle tops too. yum yum.
  • duglyduckling

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    Aug 23, 2007 2:53 PM GMT
    or aussie rubgy shorts such as this:

    http://s2.supload.com/files/default/image010-20070712010108.jpg



    http://s2.supload.com/files/default/image009-20070712010107.jpg


    or maybe these short shorts?

    http://s2.supload.com/files/default/image008-20070712010106.jpg


    or just copy and paste this URL if the above doesn't link properly...
    http://www.gossiprocks.com/forum/hot-guys/47008-cameron-byrnes-model.html
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    Aug 23, 2007 3:01 PM GMT
    Thanks for all the responses.
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    Firefighterblue: "...f one is of the position that the gym is strictly for working out and avoiding eye candy, why spend so much angst worrying about what shorts someone else is wearing?..."

    You answered you own question. So I'll just quote it: "...For me it's interesting to see what people wear. Some of it I find appealing, some of it I don't...."

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    tingbudong:

    Yes, I remember when runners started to wear lycra running tights...I thought it looked odd, until I realized they served a purpose in cold weather. I think cyclists neeed that streamlined lycra, and fit cyclists look great in that too.

    But, I think my point is, for some reason, no matter how fit the guy, wearing tight, short shorts seems odd looking.

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    stripperRocco:

    Speedos for swimmers serve a purpose in streamlining too. And, so they don't look odd (and always look good on a fit swimmer).

    It's just that those short shorts look silly in the gym, to me.

    John
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    Aug 23, 2007 3:02 PM GMT
    Sorry for the repost to correct a typo:

    Thanks for all the responses.
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    Firefighterblue: "...f one is of the position that the gym is strictly for working out and avoiding eye candy, why spend so much angst worrying about what shorts someone else is wearing?..."

    You answered you own question. So I'll just quote it: "...For me it's interesting to see what people wear. Some of it I find appealing, some of it I don't...."

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    tingbudong:

    Yes, I remember when runners started to wear lycra running tights...I thought it looked odd, until I realized they served a purpose in cold weather. I think cyclists neeed that streamlined lycra, and fit cyclists look great in that too.

    But, I think my point is, for some reason, no matter how fit the guy, wearing tight, short shorts in the gym seems odd looking.

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    stripperRocco:

    Speedos for swimmers serve a purpose in streamlining too. And, so they don't look odd (and always look good on a fit swimmer).

    It's just that those short shorts look silly in the gym, to me.

    John