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Are you trapped at home anxiously awaiting the end of the lockdown so that you can hit the gym? Concerned about losing that hard-earned muscle? Or maybe you’re a beginner, and you’ve decided to put this “stay at home” time to good use and build the perfect lean, mean fitness machine. Regardless of your motivation, you have chosen a new path — getting fit at home. The best way to lose weight, gain muscle, and get fit in the privacy of your home? YouTube!
Well, OK, you could hire a high dollar trainer or coach to come to your house, but why not open your laptop and work with the cream of the crop, FREE, online, and anywhere you have Internet access? YouTube and fitness YouTubers provide a convenient way for men to work out at home. Here are five of the best:
Top Five Fitness YouTubers For Men
If your goal is adding muscle, Jeff has a degree in biochemistry and experience as a bodybuilder and a powerlifter. Jeff combines his classroom knowledge and real-world training experience to create informative instructional videos covering nutrition, resistance training, and fitness. He has just under two million subscribers and over 400 training videos available on his channel and is one of the most respected fitness YouTubers for men.
If you want to build a fit, lean body with little or no equipment, check out Chris Heria and his crew at OFFICIALTHENX for hundreds of videos that make calisthenics look easy. With over five million subscribers, their channel teaches beginners how to get started with bodyweight exercises using step-by-step videos. If you’re a bodyweight training pro, they also have videos to help you build a functional and athletic body.
If you’re looking for training with more of a challenge and balls-to-the-wall motivation, check out Mike Rashid! Mike is a former professional boxer who later became a power bodybuilder, author, entrepreneur, and kick-ass fitness YouTuber. Mike provides his one million-plus subscribers with heavy weight-training, calorie-melting boxing, eating, and even business advice. His motto is “Train Your Mind as Hard as You Train Your Body.”
Scott Herman posts new videos twice each week for his two million-plus subscribers. On his channel, you can find videos covering full-body workouts, how-to videos, common training mistakes, fat loss, and general fitness tips. If you’re looking for an all-around helpful and informative fitness YouTuber for men, Scott Herman is a good choice.
“The Fitness & Wellness Channel For Men Over 40.” The actual YouTube channel title is a little misleading — SixPackAbs.com 40+ — but the content is invaluable for men over 40! Close to 900 thousand subscribers receive videos covering effective workouts and nutrition to get you in the best shape of your life, no matter how old you may be. Available playlists include Seniority Health Workouts & Exercises and Seniority Health Wellness & Nutrition Videos.
Do you have any favorite fitness YouTube channels? Let us know in the comments.
This article originally published on GREY Journal.
Where’s Jeff Cavalier of AthleanX
Hey Rod, thanks for letting us know! I’ll let our team know to check those guys out
A great article that is always open on my browser. With us being in Lockdown 3.0 here in the UK and no doubt other parts of the world, does this list still stand or are there any others worth adding or who have snapped the top spot?
Sorry, I couldn’t get the comment link to work, so put this in response. I do have one response anyway, none of the 3 top guys I have been following on YouTube was mentioned, including Athlean X. I was browsing around looking for info on training and saw this article. So I clicked the links and found out one of the top five, Senior Fitness or whatever, is already defunct and the link doesn’t work. I did find a guy that reviewed one of those in this advertising link, and he pretty well shook up my feelings about the trainer called “Jacked Up George Bush”. After listening to the review complaints, which linked up to the workout being reviewed, he was correct. The math didn’t add up unless Mark meant 5 minutes of work out and not accounting for warmups, cooldown, rest breaks in the 5 minutes. Even that being said I totally agree with the reviewer, 5 minutes is not gonna change much, if anything, on your body. Since 2018 I have lost 60 lbs using my bicycle, power walking and lately running, in fact I had trouble walking any distance in 2018 and in 2021 I have run four 5Ks and been under 30 min’s for the last 3 races. That cardio stuff plus an hour in a combination of: ABs, strength, power tower, and dumbbells. PER DAY I am spending about 3.25 hrs working out; I am 64 years old and retired in April. If not retired it would be 1.0-1.5 hrs a day max and I wouldn’t be racing.