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A 26-year-old male asked:

Will you run faster with longer running shorts? why?

4 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
It won't: make any difference. Shorts won't affect your strength or stamina.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No.: Theoretically, you may run slower and perhaps shorter with heavier clothes on, such as a sweatshirt or heavy long sweatpants, as you'd be running with more weight on your body. But I don't think the length of your running shorts would speed you up, slow you down, or increase your endurance.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
No: It is a matter of what you are comfortable in.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No.: Theoretically, you may run slower and perhaps shorter with heavier clothes on, such as a sweatshirt or heavy long sweatpants, as you'd be running with more weight on your body. But I don't think the length of your running shorts would speed you up, slow you down, or increase your endurance.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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