It's rare that I wake up in the morning ready to take on the day. I don't head to the shower with any sort of spring or pep in my step, let alone sprint up the stairs of a majestic-looking building while pumping my fists triumphantly in the air.
"Eye of the Tiger" isn't even suitable to use as an alarm, let alone a victory song. Usually I've pressed snooze at least twice.
And inevitably, my underwear matches my mood. Blah. Fine. Just ok. Meh.
It's not a great way to start the day. It works, but I'm not going to be beating the living shit out of any Russian adversaries anytime soon.
That said, incorporating small changes into your daily routine can make all the difference, including giving you the confidence to kick some ass.
A comfortable pair of underwear can not only help you wake up in the morning actually looking forward to getting dressed, they can also help up your comfort-level during the day, keeping you (and most importantly your junk) in fighting shape.
*Ding, Ding, Ding*
In this corner, we have my normal, everyday underwear. They usually tend to look weird and rumpled under my pants, provide minimal support or comfort, and fade with every wash. Basically, they are less than fearsome, but they are a pretty compulsory and affordable part of my everyday routine.
And in the other corner, we have Contenders Clothing, a line of "collectible" underwear that pays homage to cultural phenomenons like Rocky Balboa and the WWE. Their boxer briefs are the most comfortable underwear I've ever tried and their t-shirts are also some of the best in my closet.
Contenders utilizes a few helpful strategies that my usual picks do not. Not only do they boast a breathable but comfortable cotton, they're also made with RideControl technology so I can avoid the annoying debate of whether to look like a pervert and adjust my underwear in public or to suffer in silence.
I'm not a huge sports fan, but I actually also really like the aesthetic of their performance underwear and don't find any of their designs too flamboyant or flashy, despite not being an avid boxer or WWE viewer.
Three pairs of Rocky-inspired briefs cost $50 on their website. The same number of pairs costs only $33 for WWE fans looking to try designs inspired by their favorite wrestlers. This is a little bit above the price of my usual underwear, but they're also exponentially better in quality, so it's a price I'm willing to pay on a few pairs. I don't have the same budget as Snoop Dogg, who's also a fan, but I can make it work.
And after only a few hours trying out Contenders, not only do I make it work, I work hard without any sort of discomfort or annoyance. In fact, in the days following, they do help put just a little bit more pep in my step. They fit perfectly, feel great, and work for bedtime, a workout, and a day at the office.
I'm not exactly grabbing my gloves or hitting the ring anytime soon, but I do feel like I have the eye of the tiger in the morning (well, after a cup of coffee) and that's pretty damn good.
My wrestling knowledge begins and ends with The Rock and John Cena, but this wrestling-themed design dedicated to Ultimate Warrior is still cool despite my ignorance. If anything it's a colorful design unlike any other you have in your underwear drawer.