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Compression Shorts


I've never used any compression before, so I decided to buy and try Nike Pro compression shorts. Must say it's good to have my package held in place while being cool and dry down there. I don't really like the squeeze but I'll get used to it I hope.

My question is, how does compression affect training? E.g. if I always squat with my thighs squeezed, can I squat as much without the extra support?

Any opinions on such shorts?


If they’re just typical compression shorts they won’t affect your numbers in any way. I think under armor makes some “Core-X” compression shorts that claim to improve athletic performance but that would be debatable.


Squat briefs make a huge difference to your squat but just compression shorts as you have described make none.


They never effected me with performance, but they keep all the dangle bits in.