At first glance, the Physiclo Compression Shorts look like any other pair of fitted workout shorts. And it wears like one, keeping your muscles warm to prevent strain during exercise while wicking sweat away. One workout wearing these shorts, however, and you’ll know there’s nothing ordinary about them.
That’s because these shorts come with built-in elements that provide resistance, adding just that extra boost of difficulty to each of your workouts. Whether you’re going on a run at the boardwalk, playing ball at the local courts, or hitting your legs at the gym, the extra resistance should bring a whole new dimension to any physical activity.
Unlike traditional wearable resistance equipment like belts and vests, the Physiclo Compression Shorts doesn’t have pockets filled with weighted pouches. Instead, it uses strategically-placed elastic panels that act like resistance bands to add difficulty to your movements, which, according to the outfit, increases muscle activation by 24 percent and calorie burn by 14 percent, boosting the amount of gains you can get out of the exact same workout (they claim a 20 minute workout burns the equivalent of a 30 minute workout at the same intensity without the shorts). It specifically targets the quadriceps, hamstrings, abductors, and glutes, requiring you to push harder in order to flex and expand each of those muscles during movement.
Construction is nylon, polyester, and spandex, turning out a fabric that’s moisture-wicking, breathable, and brings plenty of stretch. It comes in two colors: black and gray.
Available now, the Physiclo Compression Shorts is priced at $95.