GORUCK Simple Shorts in Navy
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GORUCK Simple Shorts Review

Here’s our GORUCK Simple Shorts review. What are Simple Shorts? They look like regular formal shorts (with pockets and belt loops) – but they are actually a very different sort of apparel. Simple Shorts are lightweight, comfortable, tough, and made for physical activity. These are shorts are meant for physical fitness – like a GORUCK challenge event – or just about anything else. By the way, if you don’t know what “rucking” is, it’s simply walking or hiking with a loaded backpack – it’s a great workout and the loaded rucksack brings your upper body into play. But given that these are cut like formal shorts (and therefore have pockets and belt loops) means these are very versatile shorts you can wear in many different situations. (As compared to athletic shorts – which aren’t appropriate in most places outside of the gym). We’re going to tell you more in depth, here’s the styles available now from GORUCK: We’re going to use a lot of GORUCK supplied photos here – because it is hard to take good custom pictures of shorts. [Read more …]

Front as worn of the Hylete Fuse Short - Workout shorts for men in Heather Black/Black
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Men’s Workout Shorts – Fuse Shorts from Hylete

The Hylete Fuse workout shorts are some of the best men’s workout shorts for CrossFit. Why do we say that? Because we tested them – and we’re glad to say they hold up to our high standards. Hylete makes high-performance workout clothing for men and women. This isn’t cheap basketball shorts – these are active wear with well thought out features and materials. The Fuse short is just one of several items from their performance workout shorts line. These are shorts made for the functional fitness athlete. We’ll tell you (and show you) all the great performance and comfort enhancing features. Here’s the men’s CrossFit workout shorts we’ll be reviewing: Ok – that’s enough of an overview. Let’s take an in-depth look at we believe are some of the best workout shorts for CrossFit. Fuse Workout Shorts for Men – Fit & Cut First of all, these are performance shorts designed specifically for CrossFit, HIIT, and other types of functional fitness workouts. But these are a very sophisticated option. The styles (and colors) are conservative – so these are great [Read more …]

Kettlebell swing with the Hylete Vertex II men's workout shorts for the gym - black
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Men’s Workout Shorts – Vertex II Shorts from Hylete

Let’s look at some of the best men’s workout shorts for functional fitness and CrossFit style training – the Hylete Vertex II workout shorts. Hylete makes high-performance workout apparel – and the Vertex II is part of their performance workout shorts line. These are shorts made for the active individual – and we’ll tell you (and show you) just how they do this. Here’s the workout shorts we’ll be reviewing: Ok, let’s take at what we believe are some of the best workout shorts for CrossFit. Vertex II Workout Shorts for Men – Fit & Cut First of all, these are performance shorts designed specifically for CrossFit, HIIT, and other types of functional fitness workouts. How so? These shorts incorporate generous cuts where you need range of movement and freedom. Think hip hinge type of movements – such as squats, deadlifts, lunges, and more. Those sort of exercises are common in the CrossFit WOD (workout of the day) and all require a lot of hip or knee flexion – or both! Ever seen anyone try to do lunges in pants? [Read more …]

Run in the Hylete Helix II workout shorts for men - black
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Men’s Workout Shorts Review – Helix II Shorts from Hylete

Let’s look at some of the best men’s workout shorts for CrossFit and other HIIT training – the Hylete Helix II shorts. Hylete makes performance wear – and the Helix II is part of their performance apparel line. These are shorts made for active individuals. And we’ll tell you just how they do this. Here’s the products we’ll be reviewing. Ok, let’s take a close-up look. Helix II Workout Shorts for Men – Fit & Cut First of all, these are performance shorts designed specifically for workouts. What does that mean? It means generous cuts where you need freedom of movement. Squats, deadlifts, lunges, and other workout moves you may encounter in the CrossFit WOD (workout of the day) all require a lot of hip and knee flexion. Ever seen anyone try to do lunges in jeans? And you never will – because they are simply too restrictive. The Helix II shorts use wraparound paneling to provide extra room in the hips and thighs. These are board short inspired designs and those wraparound side panels give you a generous cut [Read more …]

KB Row with Hylete Verge II Workout Shorts for Men
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Men’s Workout Shorts Review – Verge II from Hylete

Let’s take a hands-on look at the Verge II workout shorts from Hylete. What’s it good for? Just about any sort of fitness training – think CrossFit style functional fitness, HIIT, weight lifting, and more. We think these are some of the best men’s workout shorts for CrossFit. Why do we like the Verge II? There are several reasons this pair of high quality workout shorts for men exceed our standards – that’s what we’ll review in this article. Here’s the products we’ll be looking at. Ok, let’s take a close look. Verge II Workout Shorts – Cut & Fit First of all, the number one important aspect of a workout short is the cut and fit. You need the right pair of shorts for the right activity – and they can’t be binding or restrictive. This holds especially for CrossFit and other functional fitness style workouts. The CrossFit WOD can require all kinds of stuff – lifting, jumping, running, climbing – and more. The Verge II workout short is cut for athletes – and that means it is generous [Read more …]

Woman in workout shorts during her running workout.
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Women’s Workout Clothes for CrossFit – Workout Shorts

The right pair of shorts are so deliciously easy breezy when it comes to working out. There’s something about the air on your skin and the freedom of movement that simply can’t be beat! On the flip side, the wrong pair of workout shorts can be physically uncomfortable, a little too *ahem* revealing, or make you feel self-conscious. Shorts that you constantly have to adjust and fuss with are going to take away from your ability to focus on your workout. Fortunately workout shorts have come a long way since the teeny tiny jogging shorts, baggy basketball shorts, and totally un-breathable “performance” fabrics of the past. There are many more and much better options – even multiple lengths to choose from (yay!) – so you can get all the comfort and performance you need. Before we continue let’s get one thing straight. If you… Feel self-conscious in shorts Don’t like showing your legs Are haunted by the fear of accidentally flashing someone Just don’t like shorts, period …then skip it! It doesn’t matter if it’s 110 degrees outside. You don’t [Read more …]

Leggings versus Shorts - what's best for your CrossFit workout?
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Women’s Workout Clothes for CrossFit – Leggings vs Shorts

There’s nothing worse than pants that hike up your butt, exposing your butt crack as you do your mountain climbers. In the same token, bottoms that give you a wedgie as you’re doing lunges are a literal pain in the ass. Of course, the worst case scenario is when you’re doing a box squat and your pants rip open. Uh-oh! More than looking cute during your CrossFit workouts, you have to be outfitted with quality workout gear that is comfortable. Most of all, they must be able to help improve your performance, so you can optimize your CrossFit workouts. You want to maximize your burn with the limited amount of time you have. Leggings Versus Shorts Now, take a look at this time old rivalry between shorts and leggings. They are polar opposites when it comes to length and fit. Which among them is the perfect bottom for your CrossFit WODs or workout of the days? Let’s examine and compare these two clothing items based on several factors. Consider the following key points below: Performance Factor Aside from looking visually [Read more …]