The wrong underwear can ruin your workout. Smart athletes—like Cristiano Ronaldo—look for breathable and flexible fabrics so their skivvies won’t cramp their style or performance. Check out our round-up for four styles that get the job done.
Why: Mesh zones in the crotch and back help release steam; when you move, elastic leg grips keep these cotton-Lycra trunks in place.
When: Training, cycling, yoga
Why: The polyester-spandex blend hugs your business and manages your moisture. A pouch keeps your jewels stowed and protected.
When: Tennis, training, running
Why: Made of extra-thin microfiber, these feel more like a second skin than boxer briefs. Various ventilation zones keep your boys cool.
When: Training, running, spinning
Why: Cotton is great for work, not so great for hot yoga. This polyester-rayon-spandex blend quickly wicks away sweat so you can stay focused.
When: Yoga, Pilates, training