Top 5 YouTube Fitness Channels
In this article, I’m going to list the top 5 YouTube fitness channels that I follow as of today. If you’re like me and you scour the internet trying to learn what you can and soak up the knowledge, it can get a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re a newbie. The reason I say this is because there are so many different sources of information out there. Some are good, and some are bad. One of the best ways to soak up fitness knowledge nowadays is to hop on good ol’ YouTube and search. There are over hundreds of fitness channels out there, and I’ve narrowed it down to 5 best ones based on entertainment and information. So here are the top 5 YouTube fitness channels that I have grown to love in no specific order:
Jeff Cavelier is by far one of the guys I trust most when it comes to learning about body mechanics and fitness. His approach to fitness is: training like an athlete to look like an athlete. If you want to build an aesthetic body that is also functional and will help you out with sports, recreational activities, and everyday life, this is the channel to go to. Jeff is a personal fitness trainer who has worked with many professional athletes and celebrities in his career, and is personally my favorite channel on YouTube. Everything that he explains is in great detail and is backed by science, and it’s hard not to learn from his detailed videos, even if you’re an advanced lifter.
If you’re looking to build pure raw strength and push your body to it’s strength limits, and then some, Elliot Hulse is your man. I’ve been following him throughout the years and I find his information incredibly valuable. From dead lift form, to squats, this channel is not for the guy looking to build an aesthetic looking physique. You won’t find a video on how to build bigger biceps and expect him to have a video on dumbbell curls. This channel is devoted mainly to strength. He’s got some great motivational videos as well and often preaches that in order to build the strongest version of yourself in life, you must train the mind as equally as you train the body.
Looking to pack on some more muscle to your frame? Maybe you want to go on a cut and look shredded for summer. Chris Jones is the man to be watching. Not only is this channel filled with great information, he is one of the most (if not THE most) entertaining fitness guys on YouTube. You’ll get a great laugh when you visit his channel, and leave with more knowledge than you came with. Learning and researching can be boring, and Chris makes it so easy to soak up the information because he delivers scientific facts in terms that everyone can relate to and understand easily. You are guaranteed tons of laughs along the way too.
One of the first fitness channels I started following back in the day. I consider Scooby to be my oldest mentor. If you don’t have a gym membership, but you can afford a cheap set of weights, Scooby will help you build muscle. If you’re a student who’s on a tight budget, Scooby’s got some great tips. His home made work out programs (called Scooby61XL mass gain program) are intense enough to give even the most advanced lifter a good workout.
Omar is as down to earth as it gets when it comes to giving out fitness advice. This no bullshit, all science based information that he provides is essential to building a solid foundation for newbies. Himself and Brady Brosef (his alter ego which provides “broscience tips”) provide for ongoing laughs and fun. He often has videos featuring well respected and knowledgeable power lifters, dietitians, and nutritionists which provide a priceless amount of information.
There you have it. The guys that I consider to be part of the top 5 YouTube fitness channels. Did I forget anything? What’s your favorite channel on YouTube when it comes to building a better body? Leave a comment, and I’ll see you guys in the next article.