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Field Test:
Foundation Short

Product: Foundation Short, Distance Shirt

Training: strength

Location: Salt Lake City

Bobby Maximus

  • Deadlift PR: 605lbs - No Belt. No Straps. No Bullshit.
  • Overhead Squat PR: 385lbs
  • Bench Press Reps @ 225lbs: 42
  • Former UFC Fighter
  • IBJJF World Masters Champion
  • Men's Health Best Selling Author
  • Condition Workouts Per Week: 10
  • Fight Workouts: 5

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 and flexibility over the long haul, no matter how–or who–wears it. Putting that to the test is the iconic Bobby Maximus. Not for the faint of heart, we honestly wouldn't expect anything less from his workout below that focuses on strength, speed, and maximum endurance. The base of Bobby's training and fitness is built upon something he calls "real world horsepower." He never wants to be "All Show No Go" and makes it clear that in order "to be athletic, strong, powerful, a true silverback if you will, you need to train like one."


  • 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


  • Lunge ladder (20-19-18...1) with a 30-second wall sit in between each

This would look like:

    • 20 lunges + 30-sec Wall Sit  

    • 19 lunges + 30-sec Wall Sit  

    • 18 lunges + 30-sec Wall Sit


  • 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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Scott Mathison

Product: Foundation Short

Training: functional fitness

Location: San Diego

"I wear these shorts every day and plan to keep wearing them."