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Tights with shorts in the gym

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i wear tights under my shorts when i run because on runs over 10k the lining in the shorts will chafe and who needs that?? I'm sure it looks so Andre Agassi 80's style but i don't care if the boys are not chafing.
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When running outside in the winter I have the warmer tights with shorts over top. Nothing fashionable about it, just want an extra outer layer as a wind breaker for those parts.
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I wear tights with boxer briefs underneath when I do Olympic weightlifting. It's always funny walking into a restaurant after the gym session and picking up food. I do get stares from both guys and girls, but whatever.
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I would never wear compression / tights without shorts. I don't want anyone staring and really no one does with shorts on top.

I didn't really wear them at all over the summer. I find them too hot also. I wore them for the first time in a while this week. My wife seems to really like the look also, so she says. Lol.
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At the gym I go to, I would say I see more people in just tights rather than tights with shorts.

Then again, I have to compete in a singlet, so wearing tights is actually more clothing than I'm used to.
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souledge wrote:
Oct 29th, 2017 9:26 pm
At the gym I go to, I would say I see more people in just tights rather than tights with shorts.

Then again, I have to compete in a singlet, so wearing tights is actually more clothing than I'm used to.
I think it's a little different if you are a competitive athlete.

I'm just a 40 something in the gym trying to stay fit.
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kool1 wrote:
Oct 31st, 2017 9:18 am
I think it's a little different if you are a competitive athlete.

I'm just a 40 something in the gym trying to stay fit.
I suppose you're right, but I'm not a super serious competitor. I would say it's probably also more accepted in weightlifting / powerlifting since the competitive attire is already as tight as tights, whereas within bodybuilding or just going to the gym, there's no necessity for tighter clothing.
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souledge wrote:
Oct 29th, 2017 7:28 pm
I wear tights with boxer briefs underneath when I do Olympic weightlifting. It's always funny walking into a restaurant after the gym session and picking up food. I do get stares from both guys and girls, but whatever.
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Always shorts overtop of the compression tights for me.

There is no room for fitted boxer briefs under the tights because the compression is too much.
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I’ve seen guys at my gym with the tights and shorts. Most of them are in their 20s - early 30s

It just seems weird to me. I’ll wear shorts only, gets too hot if I have anything else on
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Something I don't get is why guys work so hard for a sculpted body doesn't want to show it off and especially the legs. I can see 90% of the guys at the gym with chicken legs covering up with jogger pants but the ones who actually don't skip leg days don't even bother showing them. Me, I spend at least 15min on legs at every workout and I wear a form fitting short to show off my thunder calves and thighs. Personally I think tights/leggings are fine and even without short covers but I still wouldn't wear them because I don't like the feeling of almost nakedness like wearing super light long johns.
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Gee wrote:
Nov 4th, 2017 3:25 am
I’ve seen guys at my gym with the tights and shorts. Most of them are in their 20s - early 30s

It just seems weird to me. I’ll wear shorts only, gets too hot if I have anything else on
I think warmth in the winter is key but I also believe they help with my joint pain.
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kool1 wrote:
Nov 5th, 2017 9:11 pm
I think warmth in the winter is key but I also believe they help with my joint pain.
You're indoors. How cold can it be?

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