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Jock Strap 101

When you're exercising or playing sports, you should always make sure you use proper protective gear. Whether it's a helmet for skateboarding, shoulder pads for football or a jock strap for contact sports!

Why Wear A Jock Strap?

There's not much that hurts a guy more than getting nailed in the nuts. A testicle injury is not only extremely painful, it can also be embarassing and more importantly, potentially harmful to your long-term health. The best way to avoid getting hurt in this sensitive area when you play sports is to wear a protective cup or a jock strap. Athletic cups are usually made of hard plastic, are worn over the groin area, and provide a good level of shielding and safety for the testicles.

Jock Straps - Buying Tips

Check your fit. Make sure the athletic cup and/or athletic supporter is the right size. If you don't feel comfortable wearing a standard jock strap, try using a pair of compression shorts that have a protective cup built in. These often provide a better fit and are more comfortable to wear. Safety equipment that's too small or too big won't protect you as effectively. Always be aware of the risks of your sport and think about ways of preventing injuries before you step on the court, field, skatebowl or wherever you might be.

When Should You Wear A Jockstrap or Protective Cup

It's recommended that you wear a protective cup when you're playing football, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, karate or any other sports where your testicles might get hit or kicked. If you're not sure, ask your coach, P.E. teacher or parent if you need a cup for your sport.

Here's a couple of different styles of jock straps for youth sports:

  • X0 Youth Compression Short with ProCup - A comfortable pair of compression shorts with a removeable protective cup. Lightweight and ideal for football, lacrosse or hockey. For more info or to buy a pair, click here.
  • X0 Athletic Youth ProCup and Brief Supporter - Ideal for all team sports, the X0 Athletic Youth ProCup and Brief Supporter features a brief-style cotton supporter with a built-in supporter pouch for your cup. For more info or to buy one click here.
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When Was The Jockstrap Invented?

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Sports In The Forums

LUCYQWERTY123
well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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1PhanTrash
"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74
Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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