The follow-along workout revolution is here. Sure, there's a time and place for heavy reps with your earphones in and your "don't eff with me" face on, and there (hopefully) always will be. But more and more people are telling us they see the appeal in being told exactly what to do, in real time. And why not?
As one Bodybuilding.com employee recently put it while basking in the glow of having finished a workout from FYR: Hannah Eden's 30-Day Fitness Plan, "You don't have to think. You just have to keep up." An increasing number of men have also told us they alternate a month of hypertrophy or heavy-lifting-focused training with a month of faster-paced follow-along workouts, allowing them to stay lean and conditioned, and chip away at multiple goals over the course of the year.
A perfectly-paced follow-along workout can also hit a few sweet spots: Just enough sweat to feel like you've truly accomplished something (and to stoke that appetite), and just enough of a pump to feel ready to strut through the rest of the day. Or as my sister recently told me, after finishing this upper-body superset band workout from Home Body: 8-Week At-Home Fitness Plan with Kym Nonstop, "My arms feel pretty rocking after this one."
Have half an hour this week? Use it to let Kym give you a new respect for a couple of simple pieces of elastic tubing.