Field Test:
Foundation Short

Product: Foundation Short , Lightweight Shirt

Training: strength

Location: Salt Lake City

Bobby Maximus

  • Deadlift PR: 605lbs
  • Overhead Squat PR: 385lbs
  • Bench Press Reps @ 225lbs: 42
  • Former UFC Fighter
  • IBJJF World Masters Champion
  • Men's Health Best Selling Author

The challenge

The Foundation Short is built to stand up to the wear-and-tear of the hardest workouts. Every element of the short ensures bombproof durability over the long haul, no matter how you wear it. Always focused on building what he calls "real world horsepower," Bobby Maximus trains for strength, speed, and maximum endurance. A believer that "to be athletic, strong, and powerful – better yet, a true silverback – you need to train like one," Bobby demands gear that will handle his brutal regimen.


  • 10-minute run (including various sprints and jumps)
  • 2 x 5 Wall squat
  • 2 x 20 Squat
  • 2 x 20 Lunge
  • 8 sets of 3 jump squats at 30% bodyweight

Rest 90 seconds between each


  • 6 sets of 2 deadlifts at 85% 1RM (Bobby uses 525 - 555lbs depending on the day)
  • Chase each set of deadlifts with a 20-40 yard sprint



  • 10 sets of 10 back squat at 225lbs

Rest 90 seconds between each


The Holy Trinity: 30 Minute AMRAP

    • 10 Pushup  

    • 5 Pullup

    • 10 Dip


  • Crawl home

The Verdict


They say fake it till you make it. I haven't ever faked a thing in my life. I'm as real as it gets.

The only shorts that are as real as me are these Ten Thousand Foundation shorts. Tough enough to handle anything I throw at them.

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Product: Foundation Short, Durable Shirt

Training: strength

Location: Sacramento

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