One of the biggest problems people have is that they don’t know what to do. They want to workout, but they aren’t sure what to do. This is why I created that 35-minute, follow along, Yoga for Posture video that focused on flow and flexibility.
As for strength training, if someone doesn’t have access to a gym, or wants to workout at home, or workout at a park, a great choice is the “Recommended Routine” from /r/bodyweightfitness. This is a free, full-body strength-training routine which has helped countless people build muscle, lose fat and gain new physical abilities. The text of it may be a little dense or overwhelming for people to read which turns off a lot of people. People have been clamoring for a comprehensive video that explains the whole thing. Well, explain I did! Without further ado, here it is:
- Links to Resources mentioned in the video:
- The follow-along videos for the warm-up, that I mention in the video are found in this YouTube playlist.
- The full official text of the Recommended Routine is here. Use that as the reference manual in case you need help beyond what I mention in the video. If you have any questions, check the FAQ for the answer. If it’s not there, find the Daily Discussion thread on /r/bodyweightfitness for that day and ask the question in there.
Just 24 hours later after publishing this video on YouTube, it was sitting at 188,000 views and I’ve gained 4k YouTube subscribers. How?
I ended up being overwhelmed eventually by all the attention on reddit and the internet in general, between facebook comments, youtube comments, reddit comments and entire comment-chains and spin-offs from 3 different threads, and personal messages and e-mails I started receiving. I had been answering comments until noon so I decided to step away and celebrate by going to the beach. I ended up having an amazing day. I’ll post some videos of how well it went really soon but here was the sunset anyway:
Today was a remarkable day. My latest #YouTube video was a full explanation of the r/bodyweightfitness #strength #training #routine. It went #viral, topping out at #1 of the most upvoted thing on r/bodyweightfitness (of all time!), #1 on r/fitness and #2 on r/videos. 😲Unbelievable support and overwhelming response. 🎈🎈🎈 I spent the afternoon #slacklining, experimenting with #acroyoga, swinging in tandem with a friend on the #travelingrings, sprinting to the shore and back to build up heat, teaching people #stillrings and many other things. This was the #unreal #sunset at the end. Thank you everyone. #redditbwf #fitness #originalmusclebeach
After I had a blast at the beach, it was getting chilly out and I went to have ramen (without the noodles, cause I’m stil on the keto
-diet-lifestyle, with extra poached eggs and chashu and garlic oil instead of noodles). After dinner, I went home and got my mind ready to deal with the comments.
It wasn’t so bad though. They were mostly congratulatory remarks and I glossed over anything that was asinine (cause ain’t nobody got time for dat).
I woke up the next morning to find this particularly unique message:
The Reddit admins awarded me a “ComboLinker” trophy It means I made the most combined-karma for all of reddit in 24 hours. And now this morning r/bodyweightfitness was a trending sub. (My bad! Haha)
I also woke up to find that a fellow redditor-friend who is a huge fan of my dog Medax, made this great little logo that you could order on any of your merchandise. It’s kind of cool. Click here if you want to order it. All proceeds go to dog-food and nail trims for le doggie.