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If you've ever gone for a long athletic run after a bad day, chances are you felt better after your workout. Running is not only beneficial to your health but also to your mood. According to a study done by the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise Journal, positive mood changes have been said to occur with running and jogging. However, what you wear under there during a workout can seriously affect your enjoyment. 

Here's what I mean:

Long runs can cause irritation and chafing. It only takes one run in cotton underwear to know what we're talking about. The combination of cotton underwear and loose fitting shorts rub and glide up the legs. Next thing you know, chafe-city. 

A good (or bad) pair of sports underwear can make all the difference in a runner’s world. Especially if you're going on a long-distance run, such as one across Haiti, as Kraig Becker describes on The Adventure Blog. Anyone into their athletics will definitely agree! There is no reason to suffer during your regular workout or sports routine. And, now's the time to invest in a good, supportive pair of compression athletic underwear to hold everything in place during your next run!

Want to know the best part?

Okay, you're a little limited in finding a good pair of underwear to hold things together for during running. But, you still have options you can choose between - and some good ones at that. We did our research and compiled a list of the best compression underwear for guys so you can choose which pair that will provide that snug fit and assist you during your workout

The best mens running underwear summary for 2017:

12. Champion Mens Tech Performance

11. New Balance Men's Dry Fresh Athletic

10. Under Armour's Mens Original Series

9. Tesla Men's Cool Dry Compression Sport

8. Jack Adams Trainer Trunk Athletic Boxer

7. Reebok Men's Performance Athletic

6. Jockey Mens pro Performance Boxer Brief

5. Nike Pro Combat Core Compression

4. Saxx Mens Kinetic Performance Athletic

3. ExOfficio Mens Give-N-Go Athletic Boxer

2. Adidas Mens Sports Performance Athletic

1. Under Armor's Mens HeatGear Sonic

See the details on each of the best running underwear for men below.