Field Test:
Interval Short

Product: Interval Short , Durable Shirt

Training: CrossFit

Location: Salt Lake City

Chris Holt

  • Fitness Program Director at CrossFit EMC and Brainstride.
  • Completed Double Murph for Ten Thousand and Mens Health in 2020
  • Completed 1000 strict Dips
  • Completed "Clovis" unpartitioned
  • Completed "The Iron Triathlon"
  • BA in Architecture from University of Miami (FL)
  • Founder of the second CrossFit affiliate in Miami in 2008

The challenge

The Interval Short is built for versatility. Constructed with four-way stretch to ensure maximum range of motion and a cling-free, ultra-wicking shell for mobility, the Interval Short was constructed to handle everything from HIIT to CrossFit to bootcamps. Chris has been a leader in CrossFit circles for over a decade, so he understands the importance of having gear that doesn’t max out before he does. To put the Interval Short's versatility to the test, we built an exhausting, no-holds-barred workout for Chris to complete in his gear – one that would test the shorts’ ability to handle all the runs, push-ups, and squats he could throw at them.

Warmup 3-5 rounds of:

  • Light jog 30 seconds
  • 4 hamstring scoop dynamic stretches
  • 4 walking lunge + dynamic hip stretch
  • 4 lateral lunge dynamic stretches
  • 10 straight arm banded lat pull downs
  • 5 pushups
  • 3 strict pullups

Main Set:

Buy In: 1 mile run

20 Rounds:

  • 50m Handstand Walk
  • 20 Single Arm Kettlebell Swings
  • 20 Single Arm Kettlebell Snatch
  • 10 Rope Climbs

Cash out: 1 mile run

The Verdict


“The Interval Short moves like water. They compliment anything you're doing. Just like Bruce Lee once said, 'You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash.' These shorts are water.

Ten Thousand is the first company in the span of my almost 15 years of doing CrossFit to truly change my view on workout apparel. I just felt like no one could get it completely right. But just like anything in life, you don't know until you know.”

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Field Test:
Interval Short

Tony Nash

Product: Interval Short, Lightweight Shirt

Training: functional fitness

Location: Ithaca

"The Interval shorts are hands down the absolute best shorts I have ever tried."