Under Armour was founded in 1996 by Kevin Plank, a then 23-year old former special teams captain of the University of Maryland football team. Plank initially began the business from his grandmother's basement in Washington, D.C. In May 2008, Under Armour also opened a larger 6,000-square-foot (560 m2) store at Westfield Fox Valley in Aurora, Illinois. Under Armour has since opened several specialty stores and factory outlet locations in 34 states. Under Armour recently opened their first store outside of North America.
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When success is 100% perspiration

Empowering athletes everywhere, Under Armour delivers the most innovative sports clothing, athletic shoes and accessories. Under Armour's big step up! The story of Under Armour's origins is a classic entrepreneurial tale: Plank was a walk-on special-teams football player at the University of Maryland in 1995 when, fed up with the sweat-soaked T-shirt he'd peel off after practice, he had the idea for a tight, polyester-blend shirt that wicks away moisture while keeping muscles cool.

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Under Armour | Coreshorts

Forget injury and anticipate energy. The ultimate in game-day gear, our Coreshorts feature a built-in X-shaped elastic support system that stabilizes your core so you can run quicker, recover faster, and perform better than ever before. And our signature, locked-in UA Compression fit reduces muscle vibration so you can last longer than the competition. Your muscles will also start to recognize patterns, creating muscle memory that increases efficiency—so you can push harder without the tired feeling. So get the gear that the pros wear, and trust your best to the X.

The fundamentals

  • Revolutionary X Band design mimics the functional anatomy of the body’s core area to boost muscle performance
  • Built for game day, with a more substantial X Band, for unrivalled support
  • 4-Way Stretch fabrication improves mobility and accelerates dry time, while maintaining shape
  • Superior Moisture Transport System keeps you cool, comfortable, and focused on your game

Best for

  • Reducing muscle inflammation
  • Supporting and compressing abdominal, back and thigh muscles
  • Supporting minor abdominal hernias
  • Improving posture
  • Appeasing back strain
  • Can help soothe sciatica

     

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