I’ve been exploring the wide world of the internet from time the time the last few months, and have found quite a few nice online workout videos and diet advice in various locations such as youtube, podcasts, etc. I’m going to start a list here of some of the places to find these awesome resources…
Please note: I take ABSOLUTELY NO RESPONSIBILITY for any of the content linked to below… I’m just linking to various videos and exercise links I’ve found online… I didn’t upload most of this stuff. If there’s some copyright violation or whatever, please don’t come knocking on my door with a court order or something like that. If you are a copyright owner and some of the stuff below is violating your rights, just leave a comment and I’ll try to delete the link as soon as I get a chance to read your comment.
nice calorie counter thingy – http://www.fitclick.com/calories_burned?At_Home_Training&oc=729&page=11
Here’s why I’m tempted to do the Bodyrock videos as ‘the morning’ workouts…
Here’s an awesome tip… Use Google Video search!
Do a search for something in Google’s video search like a keyword for workout, or cardio, interval, etc. and then in the left column pick the option for results that are 20+ minutes in length. Blamo, you just found yourself a bunch of 20+ minute workout videos! 🙂 😉
HOME MADE JUMP ROPE:
Ryan Magin’s Youtube channel – He explores how various actors workout.
http://www.youtube.com/user/RyanMagindotcom?feature=watch (warning – he’s trying to sell you something)
nice long workouts here for medicine ball, etc:
Walking 1-2-3 miles:
Sword Workout – finally something I might be able to use to workout the crowbars besides the shovelglove stuff.
AR 7 – http://www.ar7now.com/
AR 7 – ‘Conan’ workout – http://blog.onthebox.com/2011/11/08/the-conan-workout-challenge-part-1/
Fitness Blender on Youtube
Some nice little tools/plugins/Hardware to help with your home theater system (i.e. getting videos like the ones listed in this post to play on your tv or other type of monitor, etc.)
Streaming video needs a way to get to it’s end location (tv, hdmi monitor, etc.). Some hd tvs have hdmi ports that can just send video directly to a digital tv, using the tv as a second monitor…
For older tvs, some little gizmo is handy… For xbox and stuff like that xmbc might be the solution…
Some smart tvs now can do some video streaming… but some content providers block that when they can, so results can very depending on the hardware/software and what you are trying to stream.
For those on a little more of a budget or that are not in to gaming, streaming devices like the Roku or WD TV Live are fantastic. Take the time to evaluate and think about things before you decide to pick one streamer over another… they are very different beasts… for example The Roku 1 has good ol component out ports for audio/video to go to tvs whereas Apple TV doesn’t seem to have that, nor does later versions of the Roku… as with all gizmos and gadgets, you have to juggle what features you want vs what features will work with the gizmos and gadgets you already own since some things may not be compatible… and some folks try to scam the masses that are not aware of this sort of thing too much (like folks selling junk on ebay to convert hdmi signals in to component signals for regular old school tv ports without letting the buyer know that that won’t work without some other little gizmo that has to be purchased separately, etc.. buyer beware!)
Sometimes computers are needed as ‘middlemen’ of sorts to get some streams to tvs, etc. For this, great software like Plex and Playon Exists among many other various software packages, some of which is free, some of which is not so free…
another little tip… if you find a video somewhere online that you can’t download for whatever reason, but you want to download, use a screen scraper that will record what’s on your monitor. The best/easiest one I’ve found for this sort of thing is bandicam. The free version lets you record 10 minutes at a time and it puts a little watermark on it… If you don’t mind the watermark that shouldn’t be a big deal. The free version of fraps doesn’t let you record 10 minutes at a time, even though some say fraps is better for this sort of thing, especially for recording online gaming, etc. What I like about bandicam vs fraps is bandicam makes it just a little easier to record areas on screen with a little box, or record one window… fraps it’s more hard to record one window or one area… there’s a few other screen scrapers out there like these two tools, but these two are probably the best ones…
as far as with bandicam, etc. goes… it records avi files… if you do need videos more than 30 minutes there are ways to put several avi files in to one video file. Easiest way to do that is with a little command line thing:
What is the best way to join multiple DVD VOB files? Using the Windows copy command: Because the VOBs are simply split files created from previously contiguous larger file, you can reconstruct the larger file using the window copy command. To do this:
a) Open a cmd window using the Windows run command.
b) cd to the folder containing your VOB files.
c) At the command line, enter a command similar to:
copy /b vob1.vob + vob2.vob + vob3.vob outputFile.mpg
This will concatenate multiple VOB files into one output file. Note: Please don’t forget the /b switch.
Avidemux works too… but not as well… it can rip up the area between the two avis or mp4s that are joined making screen unseeable as it’s all pixelated to hell.
Virtual dub is ok too…
if it’s just avi files, windows movie maker or some cheap software like Magix Video Music maker work too.
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57463254-221/apple-tv-vs-roku-vs-nexus-q-media-streamers-compared/ – little article comparing a few different streaming hardware options
http://www.youtube.com/user/GoldsGymChannel?feature=watch – Gold’s Gym Youtube channel
Use Bungee Cord as an exercise band?
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UU9y3tBw5WSsfnnvDjd431Dg = Olympus Training Fitness courses on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/user/KozakSportsPerform/videos?view=0 – HasFit Video Channel on Youtube.
Real Hollywood Trainer
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1222 — nice info on Kettle bells.
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2011/01/08/kettlebell-swing/ – more info on kettle bells
Nice little video on starting kettle bells:
Some of the lifts near the end are very similar to what I’ve been doing with the dumb bells in the Power 90 videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/joshone?feature=watch – Sincere John’s Youtube Video Channel
http://www.livestrong.com/article/332093-cinder-block-exercises/ – Cinder Block Workout
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=120677201&page=1 – Another Cinder Block workout
http://thetumblrgym.com/workout – nice little list of workout and diet videos on youtube (won’t mention most here since most are 3 minutes or shorter – great for info, but not so great for being your ‘online workout’)
http://www.youtube.com/user/MensHealthMag?feature=watch – Men’s Health Videos on Youtube
Adrienne White mentions in some of her youtube videos (see link below) that her cardio workouts have 150 beats per minute, and some other workout and fitness folks have similar type of suggestions… so how do you find out how many beats per minute a song is? There’s various ways, but one website that used to rock for this was djbpmstudio.com, however, it went offline quite a while back and nothing has replaced it with the amount of stuff it had listed in my humble opinion… BUT, we are still in luck because there’s an archive of it in the internet archive’s way back machine! 🙂
http://www.youtube.com/user/amkjwhite?feature=watch – Adrienne White Youtube Channel
Efit Youtube Channel
E Fit 6 Week Bootcamp
Body Rock 30 Day challenge
Crossfit Exercises – http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/excercise.html
Interesting article on ‘chronic cardio’ over at http://strengthrunning.com/2012/06/debunking-chronic-cardio/
There’s also a few blogs and forums I’ve read about it lately… interesting idea… the idea is that if you overwork, you will get hurt… seems logical. Makes me think maybe my wanting to do workouts twice a day is a mistake?… Not sure on what is the most appropriate stance on that issue yet since working out this intensely is still a fairly new way of life for me.
http://www.youtube.com/user/sixpackshortcuts?feature=watch – Six Pack Shortcuts youtube channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/befit?feature=results_main = Be Fit Channel on Youtube has quite a few free workout videos, some even from the popular folks like Jane Fonda, Jillin Micheals, etc. Very nice treasure trove there.
http://www.bodyrock.tv/ – Body Rock TV has a lot of great workouts on youtube. There’s multiple contributors to it, so various multiple channels on youtube… that’s why I’m linking to the main website… You’ll have to explore a bit yourself if you want subscriptions to all the youtube channels related to this.
http://www.youtube.com/user/FreeYogaVideos?feature=watch – Learn Yoga on youtube!
http://www.youtube.com/user/yogatoday – Learn even more yoga over there!
Shovel Glove Moves – http://www.youtube.com/user/everydaysystems?feature=watch
More Shovel Glove Moves including the ‘samuari’
Also, if you have a roku or some other way of playing video from internet on tv, both All Fitness TV channel, and Live Exercise seem pretty interesting as well as a few podcasts like Yoga Today, Hillary’s Yoga Practice Podcast, Yoga with Les, and Fit for Duty.
Fit For Duty on Youtube… (if you have problems finding it in itune podcasts)
now for something a little bit different…
Here’s a video about why exercise is bad for you…
If like me, you find the ‘live exercise’ channel on roku to not work well, you might try getting their videos via youtube…
A few interesting videos
Zuzana’s Zwow workouts
I’m sure there’s many more out there on the internet. Will update the list with more eventually. Have fun. Happy exercising! 🙂