3 intense Youtube workouts you can do right now

Fit & Training door thijs

Youtube workout videos are amongst the greatest ways to workout efficiently. When you're pressed for time it's possible to get an intensive workout at home that doesn't require a lot of space, equipment or effort to start. Before your notion to workout passes while you are sitting at home - you can stop, drop and sweat right now with these 3 workouts, all intense but in different ways, and all available on Youtube!

We have all been there, sitting at home relaxing telling ourselves we will go out to the gym in twenty minutes. Then before you know it an hour has passed, it's getting late and you end up being pressed for time so you don't go at all. Well in such cases, there is no excuse not to do a workout with the internet at your fingertips. There should be no talking yourself out of a workout at home, when all have to do it load up a video and press play. It's also easier than going to the gym because it requires less effort to get started. But of course that doesn't mean it should be half hearted just because nobody is watching. Don't forget to do even the quickest of warm ups, like one minute of burpees and jumping jacks and then a cool down and stretch afterwards too. Now, here are three of my favourite videos from Youtube for every kind of workout mood to get you to stop, drop and sweat.

Cardio is a verb by XHIT Daily


This high intensity workout by XHIT Daily channel is great to get your heart rate up, improving your fitness level and shaping some definition to your muscles. This is an ideal video for when your workout motivation is low. You know exactly what you are in for from the very start as they list the exercises beforehand and they get straight to it. Unlike other interval workout videos, which do one round of the exercises and trust that you will press play twice more afterwards, they perform the circuit three times to make sure that you do too! All you have to do is crank up some tunes and get going

Jillian Michaels Ab Workout by BeFit

For the days when you have more time but going to the gym isn't an option, this is an ab focused cardio workout from Jillian Michaels. If you think home workouts featuring 3 women doing mat work is a terrible cliche from the 80's then be warned, this women is known as America's toughest trainer. The workout might not seem so intense at first but with several rounds of the sequence and Jillian's fierce motivational tone, by the end you will have pushed yourself and worked out hard!


The Ultimate hot body workout by Blogilates

Last but not least, one of my favourites from the Blogilates Youtube channel. When I work out at home, I want it to be something fun that I can get started with quickly before I change my mind! Don't be fooled by Cassey Ho's energy, pilates is tough. Check out this introduction workout, to start with the basic moves which teaches you to become aware of your core. This essential to pilates and something you should consider every day to improve your posture. Here is something fun to work up a sweat to and get your muscles burning as the pilates based moves are ramped up and repeated way beyond what feels comfortable!


These videos are perfect when you have a fleeting moment at home when you want to exercise but start talking yourself out of it by how much effort it's going to take. Next time you feel that way then try one of these videos and you'll see how simple it is to stop the excuses and to drop it and sweat!