New Trend In Gym Swimwear, boxer briefs?

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    Jun 03, 2015 1:01 AM GMT
    This topic was going to go in the "today at the gym" thread but I thought it deserved its own thread. Last few times at the gym pool/spa/sauna, I have noticed a few young guys wearing their boxer briefs (I presume cotton) into the pool. WTF??? Have young men become so lazy or fear of locker room, they cant even put on the proper attire for an indoor-outdoor pool? Are they clean?

    I believe the original reason for naked swimming, back in the old days of YMCA is because the swim suit material was leaving the pool filters clogged with lint. The last pool lap session I noticed huge amount of lint floating around in the pool!!! This stuff will eventually clog the filter just like in the old days. The pool is gross now and I don't think the gym owners know that this is going on.

    Besides not showering before entering pool, why am I seeing boxer briefs being worn in the pool as a swimsuit? icon_confused.gif



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    Jun 03, 2015 1:19 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI am guilty of doing this outdoors at actual real beaches. Riding my bicycle along the lakefront in Chicago I would typically strip down to my undies and go for a swim to cool off. Since there are no nude beaches near where I lived I didn't want to get arrested for indecency. icon_lol.gif

    But my boxer briefs served me well as swim trunks. After a good swim, I'd lay out on the beach, dry off and then get dressed and on my bike I went.



    Do you not own swim trunks or board shorts? A beach is even more public for underwear but at least the ocean doesn't need lint filtering. Why am I seeing this at my local gym, among the young men? Do they think the place is their personal bed or dorm room?
    No more gym etiquette or rules?

    Im telling you, the lint these young men are leaving behind is going to eventually break the pool down and other paying members who play by the rules will be without a pool, why? Lazy, fearful young men? I think gym management should be notified about this "new trend" so the trivial few don't ruin it for the many icon_mad.gif
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    Jun 03, 2015 1:21 AM GMT
    ELNathB said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI am guilty of doing this outdoors at actual real beaches. Riding my bicycle along the lakefront in Chicago I would typically strip down to my undies and go for a swim to cool off. Since there are no nude beaches near where I lived I didn't want to get arrested for indecency. icon_lol.gif

    But my boxer briefs served me well as swim trunks. After a good swim, I'd lay out on the beach, dry off and then get dressed and on my bike I went.



    Do you not own swim trunks or board shorts? A beach is even more public for underwear but at least the ocean doesn't need lint filtering. Why am I seeing this at my local gym, among the young men? Do they think the place is their personal bed or dorm room?
    No more gym etiquette or rules?

    Im telling you, the lint these young men are leaving behind is going to eventually break the pool down and other paying members who play by the rules will be without a pool, why? Lazy, fearful young men? I think gym management should be notified about this "new trend" so the trivial few don't ruin it for the many icon_mad.gif


    Fear not. I just notified all the gyms.
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    Jun 03, 2015 1:26 AM GMT
    There is NO way I could ever wear these types of boxer briefs in a pool and ever get out with a straight face. Especially at my gym where the pool is co-ed. Some things are just not meant to be that wet and revealing. I'm no prude, but that's a bit much, no matter how you're built.

    Dry is fine, but wet... no way!
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    Jun 03, 2015 1:37 AM GMT
    Radd said
    ELNathB said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI am guilty of doing this outdoors at actual real beaches. Riding my bicycle along the lakefront in Chicago I would typically strip down to my undies and go for a swim to cool off. Since there are no nude beaches near where I lived I didn't want to get arrested for indecency. icon_lol.gif

    But my boxer briefs served me well as swim trunks. After a good swim, I'd lay out on the beach, dry off and then get dressed and on my bike I went.



    Do you not own swim trunks or board shorts? A beach is even more public for underwear but at least the ocean doesn't need lint filtering. Why am I seeing this at my local gym, among the young men? Do they think the place is their personal bed or dorm room?
    No more gym etiquette or rules?

    Im telling you, the lint these young men are leaving behind is going to eventually break the pool down and other paying members who play by the rules will be without a pool, why? Lazy, fearful young men? I think gym management should be notified about this "new trend" so the trivial few don't ruin it for the many icon_mad.gif


    Fear not. I just notified all the gyms.



    I think the problem started when my current gym LA Fitness, bought mostly straight Ballys. If you ever were at a Ballys gym before, you would have noticed what shit holes they were, and what shit hole membership it had. I have been to some of the old Ballys before LA Fitness remodeled the locations they kept from the sale and these places were absolute dumps, the nasty floors, nasty lockers, nasty showers and locker rooms and broken down equipment. Do we blame the Bally members or the old management?

    I was never a Ballys member. I enjoyed LA Fitness, a much better, cleaner environment. I am beginning to believe that LA Fitness purchase of Ballys was a huge mistake. The old Ballys rif raf, straight men who don't give a shit what the place looks like. I feel bad for LA Fitness chain taking on the Ballys mess, including their shit hole members. I am seeing LA Fitness go down hill fast icon_mad.gif



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    Jun 03, 2015 1:44 AM GMT
    I will agree that in the last 10 years of Ballys, there was a huge shift on investing money in their clubs. They did let them basically go down hill and these days, there's better out there for the same money or less. I don't really see our LA Fitness here going down hill though. They seem to be popping up everywhere.
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    Jun 03, 2015 1:47 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidThere is NO way I could ever wear these types of boxer briefs in a pool and ever get out with a straight face. Especially at my gym where the pool is co-ed. Some things are just not meant to be that wet and revealing. I'm no prude, but that's a bit much, no matter how you're built.

    Dry is fine, but wet... no way!



    Last week I was in the whirlpool, with a guy wearing the above color, gray boxers. Him and his girlfriend were PDA in the spa. Im like thinking, dude, WTF. Of course neither one of them showered before entering the whirlpool, like the rules say to. Straight men don't seem to follow any gym rules and I don't care to see them with their fish getting all jiggy in the wet areas icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 03, 2015 1:55 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI will agree that in the last 10 years of Ballys, there was a huge shift on investing money in their clubs. They did let them basically go down hill and these days, there's better out there for the same money or less. I don't really see our LA Fitness here going down hill though. They seem to be popping up everywhere.



    I have a 14 year membership with LA Fitness, so I am able to compare before and after the Ballys sale. I am able to go to any location I want. We had much less or no rif raf and people who actually followed gym rules. Now its becoming just yuck, a free for all, do what ever you want. I assume this is how Ballys went down hill the way they did. icon_rolleyes.gif


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    Jun 03, 2015 2:20 AM GMT

    I like to swim as part of my workout, I wish gyms Equinox or Crunch were affordable and had pools icon_confused.gif


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    Jun 03, 2015 2:50 AM GMT
    That's one thing I like about wearing Underarmour (or Nike or equivalent) compression shorts - they're versatile enough to be underwear, swim shorts, workout shorts, or cycling shorts (without the padding, though). And they don't leave lint.
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    Jun 03, 2015 2:51 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    ELNathB said

    Do you not own swim trunks or board shorts? A beach is even more public for underwear but at least the ocean doesn't need lint filtering.


    I do own a pair of trunks. But more often than not I forgot to throw them in my bag. And quite honestly, the beaches in Chicago during the summer are so crowded that no one really cared. No one gave me a hard time nor did I get any dirty looks.


    You of all men should keep a speedo in that bag… icon_wink.gificon_cool.gif
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    Jun 03, 2015 3:07 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThat's one thing I like about wearing Underarmour (or Nike or equivalent) compression shorts - they're versatile enough to be underwear, swim shorts, workout shorts, or cycling shorts (without the padding, though). And they don't leave lint.



    But, those are used in a ‎Triathlon and you are usually swimming in a ocean as part of the contest, not a public indoor swimming pool. I would still be mad at you if you just did a gym sweaty workout and decided to plop yo ass in da pool with them on icon_mad.gif

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    Jun 03, 2015 3:09 AM GMT
    ELNathB said
    paulflexes saidThat's one thing I like about wearing Underarmour (or Nike or equivalent) compression shorts - they're versatile enough to be underwear, swim shorts, workout shorts, or cycling shorts (without the padding, though). And they don't leave lint.



    But, those are used in a ‎Triathlon and you are usually swimming in a ocean as part of the contest, not a public indoor swimming pool. I would still be mad at you if you just did a gym sweaty workout and decided to plop yo ass in da pool with them on icon_mad.gif

    What's the difference between hopping in the pool while sweaty, and working up a sweat in the pool even after showering beforehand? Either way there'll still be sweat in the water. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 03, 2015 3:22 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
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    paulflexes saidThat's one thing I like about wearing Underarmour (or Nike or equivalent) compression shorts - they're versatile enough to be underwear, swim shorts, workout shorts, or cycling shorts (without the padding, though). And they don't leave lint.



    But, those are used in a ‎Triathlon and you are usually swimming in a ocean as part of the contest, not a public indoor swimming pool. I would still be mad at you if you just did a gym sweaty workout and decided to plop yo ass in da pool with them on icon_mad.gif

    What's the difference between hopping in the pool while sweaty, and working up a sweat in the pool even after showering beforehand? Either way there'll still be sweat in the water. icon_wink.gif



    You don't sweat while you're in the pool, Sweat is created to help cool your body down, maybe you sweat in a 105 deg whirlpool sitting their doing nothing much like sitting in a steam room, but not 65-70 deg pool icon_confused.gif Because this is not yours or your buddies private back yard pool where you can just jump in with the grass on your feet. We are talking about public pools with rules and the many people who use them. This rule says to shower before because it assumes that the person has sweat and dirty skin from their workout.
    Its not difficult to understand, for most people icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Jun 03, 2015 3:41 AM GMT
    Im seeing the same thing, now, @ LA Fitness since they bought out Ballys. Boxer briefs as swim suits cant be helping, at all icon_mad.gif



    Diving Dirty? Water Warnings for LA County Swimming Pools
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Los-Angeles-County-Public-Swimming-Pools-Inspections-302621971.html

    One example sits inside a 24 Hour Fitness gym in Hawthorne

    Records showed both 24 Hour Fitness and another popular chain LA Fitness had several pool and spa violations.

    Health officials offer these tips for illness and infection prevention:

    •Never swallow pool water.
    •Rinse off before entering the pool.
    •Make sure the water is clear.
    •Do a simple smell test: Put some water in your hands, make sure it smells like chlorine, even at a place that visually appears clean.




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    Jun 03, 2015 4:06 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidThere is NO way I could ever wear these types of boxer briefs in a pool and ever get out with a straight face. Especially at my gym where the pool is co-ed. Some things are just not meant to be that wet and revealing. I'm no prude, but that's a bit much, no matter how you're built.

    Dry is fine, but wet... no way!


    Exactly my thought !!
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    Jun 03, 2015 5:06 PM GMT
    Are you sure they're not jammers?

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    Re: showers. I used to have swimming before breakfast in college. Monday mornings, when the circulation pumps had been off all weekend (for "the great energy crisis") the scum floating on top was sickening. icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 03, 2015 7:25 PM GMT
    wear what you want, nothing no one has not seen before.

    do not use the pool or the sauna at the local 24 hour fitness. When your there keep your hands off your face.
  • Orland23

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    Jun 03, 2015 10:30 PM GMT
    Boxer-Briefs are comfortable to wear when your swimming....

    Until you notice that they are soaking wet and taking an eternity to dry while you are shivering in the cold, either though it is 85 outside and deciding "no more boxer-briefs for swimming"icon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif

    Time for proper swimwearicon_exclaim.gificon_lol.gif
  • Apparition

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    Jun 06, 2015 2:47 AM GMT
    wouldnt boxer briefs FALL OFF? I wouldnt be able to wear any bathing suit without a string to tie, underwear would fall off the first time out of the pool. :/
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    Jun 06, 2015 3:37 AM GMT
    Apparition saidwouldnt boxer briefs FALL OFF?
    Only if a hot guy gets in the pool with me.
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    Jun 06, 2015 5:13 AM GMT
    This is news to me. Which LA Fitness are you talking about?

    I work out at the Hawthorne location - it's very definitely the 'hood - but I haven't seen anybody wearing underwear in the pool!

    I've seen plenty of guys wearing underwear in the showers - there are no curtains, and working class Latinos (of all ages) seem to be very weird about being seen naked, so they shower in their drawers. But the ones who use the pool wear swim trunks or board shorts.