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Do athletes wear anything underneath their lycra?

  • beaujangle Posts: 1424
    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 12:16 PM GMT
    Or do they go commando? I mean cyclists, wrestlers, runners in those tight fitting clothes.

    Just curious.
  • rnch Posts: 10869
    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 12:36 PM GMT
    i dunno; but i can think of a few guys i'd like to find out "first hand" what they do or do not wear underneath.
  • torontoguy222... Posts: 408
    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 1:00 PM GMT
    I'm pretty sure cyclists and runners go commando. The shorts they wear are pretty comfortable to begin with. I couldn't imagine a cyclist sitting on a jockstrap for a 5 hour bikeride (been there, done that, it's uncomfortable).
  • CAtoFL Posts: 825
    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 1:04 PM GMT
    There's no need to wear anything when cycling except cycling shorts.
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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 1:12 PM GMT
    The cycling shorts are all you need, nothing else. They keep your stuff right where it needs to be and give you a little extra padding for those tiny little seats.
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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 1:20 PM GMT

    Not much lycra, but I have worn really really tight denim and there is no wearing anything under it because whatever it is will bunch up and rub you in places sensitive in nature. I Imagine lycra or anything tight is much the same.
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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
    i don't wear anything under my cycling shorts - nothing worse than chafing. i wear silk briefs under my running shorts for support. (a jock would cause me to chafe.)
  • GonzoTheGreat Posts: 12932
    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 1:36 PM GMT
    NOTHING of course.

    Why on earth would anyone wear anything UNDER their lycra?

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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 2:40 PM GMT
    If your running and your wearing booties like in a race. You probably don't have anything under it except maybe some underarmour.
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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 2:43 PM GMT
    one would imagine an "athlete" is wearing something or support.

    I don't care who you are, Lycra and ur dinky flopping around uncontrolably is not pretty.



    unless it's a Lycra swimsuit and your a swimmer.
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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 3:09 PM GMT
    When I rowed nobody wore anything under their spandex and people tended to make fun of the one guy who was clearly wearing briefs under his. It's much more comfortable not to wear any underwear under rowing spandex (specially if you're wearing JLs!).

    Being as we had to to drive 15 minutes from campus to the river at 5:00 in the morning and most people would sleep on the way there, you would always see guys getting out of the vans with anything from sweatshirts to waterbottles being held over their crotches... haha
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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 3:32 PM GMT
    agree with skifan, nothing under rowing lycra.
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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 3:36 PM GMT
    Most men wear snug lycra cycling shorts without underwear for serious road work. These specialized shorts include a built-in padded chamois in the crotch for cushioning on the saddle. Bikers will lube their groins to prevent chaffing, with products made just for this purpose.

    Men's running shorts often include a lightweight liner for support. I've found them ineffective for controlling annoying flopping, so in the past (when I could still jog) I'd cut the liner out and wear a swimmer's jock instead. Same as a regular jock, except the waistband and leg straps are narrower, for less chaffing and a freer feel.

    Wrestling singlets seen in HS & college competition are worn without any underclothes.

    For myself, when biking long distances I wear non-compression shorts, basically mid-length gym shorts. I've had varicose veins in my calfs since age 30, and compression shorts over my thighs make them worse. It's too hot here to wear full-length lycra tights, but they sell biker's underwear briefs I wear under the gym shorts, that have those chamois pads in the crotch.
  • sportsjockla Posts: 364
    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 4:00 PM GMT
    It depends on if they want everyone to see there boner when they do their sport. Yes, of course they do or there would be a lot of wet spots
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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
    Romain Mesnil opted to even skip the Lycra.
    You go bud, yes sir, hold that pole up high!

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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    I have to wear boxer briefs under my compression shorts when I pitch softball because otherwise the top of the cup (where the rubber gasket is) would chafe and rip out my pubes.

    But it gets hot.
  • neon4u Posts: 1037
    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 8:25 PM GMT
    Lycra/Spandex is really snug... I don't wear anything running on cycling.

    Can you imagine how funny it would be if saw underwear lines while wearing tights... very funny.....
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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
  • kscott6671 Posts: 1681
    QUOTE Apr 12, 2009 9:10 PM GMT
    sportsjockla saidIt depends on if they want everyone to see there boner when they do their sport. Yes, of course they do or there would be a lot of wet spots

    I want to check out your boner
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    QUOTE Apr 12, 2009 9:15 PM GMT
    I wear skimpy briefs under the lycra tights.

    1. It's frickin' cold here in the winter.
    2. The one time I went without anything, I chafed very badly.
    3. I prefer containment, not my package sliding down one side of the tights.
  • rankoutsider Posts: 179
    QUOTE Apr 12, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    well, wrestling for competitioin and training bjj it would be foolish not to wear a cup (and a mouthpiece). But just wrestling for fun or nothing to intense, not a bit underneath.
  • kscott6671 Posts: 1681
    QUOTE Apr 12, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    I wear compression shorts to run and bike. Don't wear anything under them or over them.
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    QUOTE Apr 12, 2009 9:36 PM GMT
    In the rowing world it's not good to wear anything underneath the lycra, especially if you have your unisuit on. There's too much friction during a race to wear underwear or a jock under the suit. And you simply can't stop a race to adjust. When I'm practicing in the cold at 5am i wear spandex shorts under spandex running pants, a spandex shortsleeve shirt with a spandex turtleneck over top. I think I own more spandex than denim. Too bad I don't have a lycra fetish. I'd be in heaven.
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    QUOTE Apr 12, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Red_Vespa said[/cite]

    Men's running shorts often include a lightweight liner for support. I've found them ineffective for controlling annoying flopping, so in the past (when I could still jog) I'd cut the liner out and wear a swimmer's jock instead. Same as a regular jock, except the waistband and leg straps are narrower, for less chaffing and a freer feel.

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    this what i do. my boys get sore if they flop too much after 4 or 5 miles
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    QUOTE Apr 12, 2009 10:01 PM GMT
    kscott6671 said
    sportsjockla saidIt depends on if they want everyone to see there boner when they do their sport. Yes, of course they do or there would be a lot of wet spots

    I want to check out your boner


    And I would like to check out your boner...