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Study on Thongs Vs. Underwear For Workouts

Readers Vote Bikini and Thong as Their Go-To Workout Underwear

What cha got on under there? The choice of loose vs. formfitting workout clothes is a matter of personal style and preference, but even more personal is the question of what to wear under your workout wear.

We asked FitSugar readers to help us solve the debate about the best underwear for every workout by weighing in on their favorite pair or style. The results varied by workout, but, in general, bikini and thong tied for the most popular styles. The remaining 20 percent of readers said they prefer to go commando, and 12 percent said they pick boy shorts.

Here's the breakdown of underwear preference by exercise.

Workout: Yoga
FitSugar readers' preferred underwear: thong

Workout: Group Exercise Classes
FitSugar readers' preferred underwear: thong

Workout: Running
FitSugar readers' preferred underwear: bikini

Workout: Cardio
FitSugar readers' preferred underwear: bikini

Workout: Cycling
FitSugar readers' preferred underwear: bikini

Workout: Brisk Walk
FitSugar readers' preferred underwear: bikini

Workout: Hiking
FitSugar readers' preferred underwear: bikini

Workout: Winter Sports
FitSugar readers' preferred underwear: bikini

Considering most workout pants and shorts have built-in linings, I'm actually a little shocked so many readers picked thong (instead of just going commando.), but I I have to agree that bikinis and thongs tend to be the most comfortable options. Share your preference, or check out a full breakdown of our workout underwear study.

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Diana615 Diana615 4 years
I must be the odd one out, I haven't worn a bikini panty in 7-8 years. I switched to thong and now a bikini would drive me up the wall especially during yoga.
mandyo11 mandyo11 4 years
I was surprised to see how many people actually go commando! Never thought about that...maybe it's worth giving a try :p
amber512 amber512 4 years
I never would put "thong" and "comfortable" in the same sentence, lol. That's why I wear bikini for everything.
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