workout gear: to wear a jock or not while working out

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    Jan 06, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    so i tried this subject on another forum here on rj but i dont think it worked



    should i wear a jock while i work out and if so wat kind of jock should i wear


    all pics and info will be accepted
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    Jan 06, 2008 12:10 AM GMT
    I actually just joined a new gym, so I bought a new jock! It's just a standard white jock, the brand is Duke. I can forsee that it would be wise to use a jock while I'm working out. Today my underwear got really sweaty and bunched up when I was on the cycling thing. A jock would have been wiser to wear. SO yeah, wear a jock.icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 06, 2008 10:24 AM GMT
    I wear a jock... it does seem to release the sweat a lot easier, more comfortable when doing cardio... and as a bonus, you attract more locker room attention and can have sex wearing it when you get home! Tee hee.

    I don't think you should bother with the designer ones, go out and get a proper sports one (Bike etc)
  • redhed

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    May 03, 2008 3:33 AM GMT
    i wear a jock. i feel more manly wearing one.icon_wink.gif
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    May 03, 2008 3:40 AM GMT
    Since I am a boxers-wearing man, just putting on briefs for my workouts is enough constraint for me.
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    May 04, 2008 2:19 AM GMT
    Depends on what you're doing. They were really designed for active sports (cardio inclusive). I wore one way back when my dad forced me to play basketball. Haven't used one since, but I am usually wearing spandex for my active sport (cycling) so it serves the same purpose.

    If you just plain like it, then wear it.
  • jock_1

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    May 06, 2008 12:55 AM GMT
    depends on what you are doing. if you are just lifting, mabe boxerbriefs are good, but for active gym sessions ie: basketball, running, kickboxing, ect. a jock would be better. I wear a swimmers jock and i love them. narrow, comfortable waistband and more room in the pouch so its not tight like a standard jock
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    May 06, 2008 1:35 AM GMT
    If you feel you need a jock, try something more modern that works much better; the UnderArmour line of support underwear feels better, looks better and wicks away moisture. They have brief and boxer-brief style.
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    Oct 27, 2008 1:48 PM GMT
    i usually wear boxerbriefs. jocks always seem too confining for me when i'm working out. mediums are too small for my stuff and larges are just too big in the waist. can't find any that are real comfortable. the stuff needs to breath ya know.
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    Oct 27, 2008 1:56 PM GMT
    tried it once....never again! icon_eek.gif lol, it just felt too odd to have nothing between my ass and the world but a thin pair of gym shorts. Plus, in my conservative gym's lockerroom that would have definitely got me some stares icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 27, 2008 2:12 PM GMT
    rowerboy saidtried it once....never again! icon_eek.gif lol, it just felt too odd to have nothing between my ass and the world but a thin pair of gym shorts. Plus, in my conservative gym's lockerroom that would have definitely got me some stares icon_confused.gif


    Strange that a jock would ever get disapproving stares in a men's locker room. A pair of lacy panties, perhaps, but a masculine jock? And odd you use the word conservative, because a jock is the older, more traditional, and therefore in a sense the more conservative gym attire.

    One reason I wear a jock is because it's cooler under my gym shorts. And no one should be able to see anything, unless your shorts are super short. It didn't bother us in 1960s high school, and our tiny gym shorts were shaped almost like square-cut Speedos with looser legs, not the baggy things of today.

    I often use a swimmers/joggers model like jock_1 does for the same reason, the slimmer waistband, which is cooler still. And frankly, I do like to see other guys in jocks in the locker room, so maybe those stares in your conservative locker room are ones of secret approval.
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    Oct 27, 2008 10:19 PM GMT
    I just wear my boxer briefs. I have to agree, it feels like my ass is just hanging out there when I wear a jock.
  • neon4u

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    Oct 30, 2008 9:24 PM GMT
    I wear the tight spandex if I'm workin my legs or cardio. On the other weight days I wear a thong instead of a jock.
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    Oct 30, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    I don't see how a jock is an alternative to "bunching" up from underwear. It just means your shorts/pants get bunched up.
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    Nov 08, 2008 9:43 PM GMT
    uncutfan saidThis is just an opinion. I think jock straps are from a different time. It used to be if you played football or basketball, every man wore a jock.


    Jock straps were indeed created for a different time. The inspiration in the late 1800's was the invention of the bicycle, with a saddle that caused some men discomfort. Men's underwear at that time was loose and non-supportive, before the use of elastic spandex. The oldest jock manufacturer is Bike, named for its intended purpose.

    Prior to the jock, men on horseback sometimes wore a "suspensory" that held just the balls up in a cotton pouch tied with strings around the waist, while the dick hung free. The jock soon took over the role of the suspensory.

    And as athletes began to wear jocks to hold their genitals tightly in place during vigorous exercise & competition, the term "athletic supporter" became the more common term. The addition of a protective cup for contact sports ensured that the jock became common for most athletic activities, and why it remains popular in American football and among many baseball players.

    Modern briefs do often eliminate the need for a jock, thanks to their elastic bindings, and sometimes elastic through the entire fabric. These were not available 50 years ago.

    But I still like a jock for its formed pouch, which doesn't pull the genitals flat like most briefs do. And I also like the greater coolness of the straps, rather than a full seat.

    And mostly I like a jock for its masculine look, one of the few male garments that women have not managed to appropriate for themselves.