These Guys Developed Gym Shorts That Work Your Leg Muscles So You Don’t Have To

by 2 years ago

Son of a bitch. SON OF A BITCH. Why didn’t any of us think of this?

What being an entrepreneur is all about is having the ability to figure out how to solve problems other people didn’t know existed. But we knew dudes hating leg day existed. We’ve known that shit for years. Since the very first squat rep we did with 135-pounds on the bar we were all like, “Well this shit sucks. Certainly don’t want to do that again.”

Ok, well maybe these shorts — designed by NYU medical student Frank Yao with the assistance of former Olympian Keeth Smart — don’t alleviate the need to lift legs entirely, but if they work the way they promise to, you shouldn’t have to lift as much. And that’s a step in the right direction.

According to RXACTIVE’s website, these are “functional fitness wear with built-in resistance panels designed to tone muscle more effectively, burn calories faster, and help you get the most out of your workouts.” As you saw in the video, they claim to boost muscle activity by 23% and burn 14% more calories than wearing traditional underwear.


So you’re thinking, “Ok, I hate leg day, I’m lazy; I’ll give these a shot. Do they have an entire body suit so I can cancel my gym membership altogether?” The answer to that last question is no. And sadly, you can’t give them a shot yet either, but in just 10 days their Indiegogo campaign has more then doubled the $30,000 funding requirement so if you go there and preorder them, RXA says you should get them by early December. Until then, keep doing what you’re doing, which is sitting back and watching your legs become as atrophic as possible.


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