How has the fitness video adapted to the YouTube age?
Fitness vloggers are able to attract a mass audience and use their influence to introduce products to their viewers. They are picky about the products they introduce and want only to promote something they would use themselves.
A study by a marketing platform found that 92% of people preferred hearing about brands from influencers, rather than through paid adverts.
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There are more than 30 million fitness videos on YouTube alone and many more on other social media platforms.
Upcoming fitness instructors can publish and gain a following without a star status, a fancy studio or expensive equipment, by recording and editing their workouts.
The goal of the traditional workout video was weight loss and fitness. More recently, there has been a switch in fitness videos.
It is now more focused on an intimate and interactive experience with your favorite fitness vlogger.
The revenue comes from advertising share and sponsorship for those with a large enough social media following.
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The phenomenon of rebelling against any perceived control from others is known as control aversion. People do not want to be explicitly told what to do and form a natural rebellion against strict commandments.
While they are trying to learn things at home using the online tutorials, they are increasingly having a short temper and lack of patience.
The stressful and uncertain situations created by a global crisis, from which the news industry is thriving nowadays, is making the positive words and messages from the instruction videos sound forced or even fake. Staying in isolation is also linked with increased frustration, anger and stress.
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It's tough to build a lot of strength or otherwise make progress without the incremental weights you find at a gym, but a few inexpensive home tools and specific movements can go a long way.
It is important to ensure that you prioritize compound movements that work muscle systems, not individual muscles. You'll get a lot more done in less time if you focus on bigger movements - squat, bench, deadlift, row, overhead press.
Goblet squats and squat jumps are great for your lower body when you only have dumbbells. You could also try lunge variations, split squats, step-ups, and deadlift variations.
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