YouTube is the most popular video sharing website in the world. Its users upload more than 300 hours of video to the website every minute. These videos range from video blogs of teenagers to videos and shows from major corporations. YouTube literally has everything on it! From fitness and nutrition tips to the best workout songs for women. It offer a countless number of selections that will either greatly increase your knowledge or make your dumber for watching. Like any other user generated site the quality of videos and education will vary.
For the fitness industry much of the more consistent YouTube channels over the years have become inactive and its become harder and harder to find sites that are consistently updated. The 5 i’ve included below offer quality content on a regular basis and also have huge catalog a videos from the past. In this post we will give a summary about each channel and what they offer.
3DMJ is a nutrition and training team made up of Jeff Alberts, Brad Loomis, Alberto Nunez, Eric Helms, and Andrea Valdez. They serve the natural bodybuilding community by focusing on an evidence based approach. The team is very active on social media and have also authored books on all aspects of competition prep and recovery. Whether you train clients who are preparing for a competition or not there is some very useful information to take away.
Two of my favorite videos on the page our from their Muscle and Strength Pyramid Series. They detail the progressions and protocols for Muscle and Strength in both nutrition and training in the two 6 part series.
Ben Bruno is one of the industries up and coming coaches. I first became aware of him when he was training at Mike Boyle’s Strength and Conditioning and when he was posting his articles of the week series. He has managed to build a great reputation online by posting massive amounts of videos and information while maintaining his clientele. Since then he’s moved to Los Angeles and has gained even more notoriety by trainer celebrities like Kate Upton and Chelsea Handler. He’s also recently been tapped to be at a presenter for Perform Better which is a huge deal for someone as young as he is. The amount he’s accomplished in a short time period makes him awfully hard to ignore.
His YouTube page has an enormous catalog from his time at Boyle’s and is a great reference for anyone looking to expand their exercise database. His posts are fewer recently, but they also at times can feature Kate Upton which more than makes up for it.
Its hard to pinpoint 1 or 2 videos from Bruno’s page because their are so damn many exercises on there. Its really a matter of what you are looking for as you can spend hours getting lost in the videos.
Tony Gentilcore is one of the co-founders of Cressey Sports Performance. He’s no longer a coach there, but continue to train top level athletes in a private facility in Boston, MA. He also continues to write for a considerable amount of magazines and publications. His knowledge, hands on information, and sense of humor make all his social media accounts worth following.
While Tony’s blog is known for his mix of knowledge and humor his YouTube page is more straight up knowledge. You can expect a ton of exercise technique demonstrations as well as teaching.
Mike Robertson is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (I-FAST) in Indianapolis. Mike has made a name for himself as one of the premier performance coaches in the world, helping clients and athletes from all walks of life achieve their physique and sports performance goals. In 2009, I-FAST was named one of America’s Top 10 Gyms by Men’s Health magazine.
What makes Robertson work worth following is the constant flow of quality information he produces through his blog, seminars and products. This is reflected directly in his YouTube account as there is loads of instructional information on everything from Arm Bars to Ab Wheel Rollouts. This is account goes back over 7 years and has a ton of information to look back in addition to the new information each month.
Zach Even-Esh is the founder of the Underground Strength Gym and Underground Strength Coach Certification. He has been at it on YouTube for over 4 years now as one of the most consistent and inspiring guys out there. He has been teaching his strength methods to those working out of warehouses and garages for years and YouTube has been one of the major ways to get his message out.
His YouTube page isn’t all strength and fitness though as he posts almost as much about things like success and passion. If you are looking for an account that gives you quality strength content 3-5 times a week and sprinkles in motivation then this is the one for you.