Richard Duchon, who was born in Austria, moved to the Netherlands when he was younger and still lives there. Richard is a law student as well as a fitness model, fitness YouTuber, and online trainer. His birthdate is October 8 (Libra).
Currently, he is sponsored by the fitness brand, Gymshark.
After the closure of gyms worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, several fitness YouTubers created at-home workouts. In writing another blog post on these home workouts, I found some of Richard’s videos on YouTube.
In the time before the pandemic, Richard did several gym workouts, which demonstrate his body-part split routine, which I will also cover in this blog post.
Since that feature, Richard returned to Fit Media Channel to demonstrate workout exercises for the shoulder.
Richard, according to one of his YouTube videos, follows a four-day body-part split workout to suit his goal for a balanced physique.
The two ways of training are full-body training, which is a workout for all muscle groups in every workout. Alternatively, you can do what Richard does, which is to train a muscle group or groups each training day.
Richard explains his best workout split. Richard takes one day off per week from training.
Shoulders and Abs
For an experienced weight trainer like Richard, the pandemic-caused closure gyms could present a problem. But, gym trainers like Richard created bodyweight workouts to continue their training in the interim period.
The exercises are those exercises I remember in physical education classes in schools I attended in the United States. It shows creativity and resilience to be able to think of alternative exercises rather than just giving up and waiting for more-ideal training days after the pandemic has ended.
Also, I like the idea of relying on bodyweight exercises, as it allows absolute beginners who are interested to start their own fitness journey with the equipment they already have—some space in an apartment or house and their own body weight.
In the bodyweight workouts, Richard performs full-body training as well as performing his workout split with bodyweight exercises. Based on his exercise form, Richard has been able to master his bodyweight in these exercises.
Home Workouts with Weights
Richard also made home workouts with weights.
As I went to law school as well, I respect Richard for being able to attend to the heavy demand of law school while also taking time to take care of his physique and train his clients.
Although a gym trainer, he is well-acquainted with bodyweight exercises. I saw the relative ease he had doing the bodyweight workouts, showing that he has been doing them along with gym training.
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Introduction—Who is Sam Cushing?
While preparing another post on fitness YouTubers who make at-home workout videos, I found Sam Cushing while doing research for that post. I learned through more research that he has a degree in marketing and operations and that he went to live and work in South America for a couple years. He left a corporate job in New York to start a new path in life.
Sam started out on social media on Instagram. To engage more with his fans, he started a YouTube channel.
Sam can speak Spanish as well as English.
Sam also can play the piano.
How old is Sam Cushing? 27 (at the time of this post)
Sam Cushing’s education degree in marketing and operations.
Sam’s background is in corporate marketing. In an interview with Chicago Go Pride, Sam provided this information about his previous career path, “After graduating Cum Laude with a dual degree in Marketing and Operations from the University of Illinois, I went on to explore a career in consulting at PwC in New York; working with some of the biggest retail and consumer brands that exist, on their customer experience and digital strategies.”
What is Sam Cushing’s birthday? April 13 (astrological sign Aries)
What does Sam Cushing do? He is a digital marketer and fitness trainer.
Sam has a website, samcushing.co, where you can read more about him.
I discovered Sam’s at-home workout videos, made during the time of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Gyms, among other places, were closed for public health reasons. As a result, several fitness YouTubers made at-home follow-along workouts for people in quarantine or following stay-at-home orders. Sam has done some home workout videos; he first published gym workouts on his YouTube channel.
Gym Training Videos
Before the pandemic, Sam made some gym training videos—one for training back and biceps, the other for training legs.
Sam also has posted some home workout videos on his YouTube channel.
At-Home Body-weight Workout
While searching for information for a previous blog post, I was able to find out about Sam. Sam has an interesting life story and a great start in his digital marketing and fitness training. It is quite a move to leave North America to live in South America, especially to work and live in a different language and culture.
I look forward to reading stories about his continued success.
Josh Watson, lives in the United Kingdom. I first saw Josh through Instagram, as he was competing in powerlifting and through YouTube when he was featured on Fit Media Channel as he competed in a physique competition.
Josh was on reality TV as an actor in Big Brother UK.
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FitMan Dan, lives in Romania. He is a full-time engineer. In addition to his job in engineering, Dan is also a fitness model.
He is a long-time YouTuber, having started his channel in 2011. His channel has over 1 million views.
Dan has a muscular, swimmer-type physique. He is 28 (at the time of this post), 6’0” or 1.84 meters tall.
His triceps respond well to training.
Interview with Muscle Man Dan
I had the opportunity to ask Dan some questions, and he provided his responses through email. Dan is a person with a full-time job who keeps active through his gym training and sports.
Question: Are you or have you been an athlete–that is have you participated in sports in school, college, or now?
Dan’s response: “[I am] not a professional athlete, but I loved sports since I was a kid. Enjoyed playing football, basketball, cycling and doing strength exercises.”
Question: Did you earn a degree in fitness or any other subject?
Dan: “No degree in fitness. However, beside my sport life, I am an engineer and have a degree in that.
Question: Are you a personal trainer?
Dan: “Not a professional one, but I do help people achieving their goals in fitness, whether muscle gaining, losing fat or being more healthy.”
Question: Did or will you ever compete in bodybuilding, mens physique?
Dan: “Not yet, but I’d like to, so maybe soon!”
About three years ago, Dan had an interview with ShapeFit about his fitness career. He described his process in transforming his body from a starting weight of 128 pounds (58 kg) to his then weight of 172 pounds (78 kg).
Among the questions that I had for Dan through email, one of them asked about which social media site he likes the most. He responded YouTube. “I like posting 1-2 min long videos so it’s the best platform for that,” Dan explained. “My videos [there got] over 1 million views.”
Despite YouTube being his favorite, he has created accounts on other social media sites for his content. “But more recently I have also Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and the subscription based platforms (Patreon and OnlyFans) where I have all my full content and get more personal with my subscribers,” Dan wrote. “I can be found basically almost everywhere on internet if somebody just search “FitMan Dan” on [G]oogle.”
Dan’s YouTube Channel
At the time of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, which requires many to stay at home (and gyms are closed), Dan offers his tips on how to exercise at home.
The other content focuses on muscle flexing his lean-muscular physique with prominent abdominal muscles and vascularity.
As mentioned in his e-mail interview with me above, Dan posts content on his Instagram account.
Engineer Dan has built up a social media following surrounding his physique, especially with more than 1 million views on YouTube and with followers on other social media sites. Dan, who is a great person to work with, has built a great lean and muscular physique.
Check out Dan’s sites for more content. If you have questions for Dan, please leave them in the comments section or send an email to the blog (info at menswearnews.com).
At the time of this blog post, the world is facing the challenge of the novel COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The respiratory virus ranges from mild illness to critical illness, perhaps needing a ventilator. Hospital resources are limited, so the governments around the world have focused on preventing people from getting infected, from physical distancing to quarantine. Places, where people have congregated for food and entertainment, are shut down. Gyms have also been shut down.
While in quarantine or under stay-at-home orders during the pandemic, some fitness YouTubers have been adding home workout videos where people would be able to start training or continuing an exercise routine with minimal equipment or bodyweight.
Of course, home workouts on YouTube are not a new occurrence, there have been YouTubers that have many videos devoted to exercises a person could do at home or while on travel. I have been following a few of them–Fraser Wilson from Melbourne, Australia; Rodrigo Romeh from Mexico; and three from the United Kingdom–Joe Wicks (aka the Body Coach), Alex Crockford, and Rowan Row.
I found a another fitness YouTuber while preparing this blog post: Tom Daley, a well-known Olympic-level diver from the United Kingdom. These YouTubers have had exercise videos where you could follow along with them as if they were your coach. Also, you can tailor the exercises according to your personal ability.
In general, the workouts are between 10-20 minutes.
Fitness YouTubers: Follow-Along 10-to-20 Minute Home Workout Routines
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Fraser Wilson, 23, is a fitness YouTuber who lives in Melbourne, Australia. (Birthday–November 12 (Scorpio).) Many of his follow-along videos focus on abs or bodyweight high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Fraser did an interview with the website, Bulk Hackers, in March 2020.
At his website, Fraser provides a bit of his background.
Hi, I’m Fraser. When I first started training in the gym, I was an insecure 17-year-old.
The gym was the perfect stress relief, no matter what was going on in my life, a 1-2 hour session was like a meditation for me. I’d come out feeling refreshed, renewed and confident.
My love of fitness grew from there. I’ve been able to build a platform through social media to share my passion with the world. I’ve also been fortunate enough to sign with one of the largest companies in the fitness industry.
Fraser has an app that he uses with his online personal training clients. The developer of the app is MacroActive Limited. (Side note: Some of Fraser’s photos are by Jake O’Donnell, who has taken photos for UK-based Box Menswear.)
On Fraser’s YouTube channel there are a variety of videos, many fitness video logs, which feature workouts, and then follow-along workouts, which viewers can do at home. Based on the high number of views, these videos appear to be extremely popular. I have been following the HIIT cardio workouts for some time. It feels like you have a trainer with you when you do the follow-along workouts.
I typically have done one of his 10-minute home workouts. When I have more time, I challenge myself with the 20-minute workout. While I have to adapt to an easier version of some of the exercises, push-ups on the knees, for example, I feel that am improving over time.
Fraser added a video explaining how people new to training can could get lean for summer from home.
Rodrigo Romeh was a fitness YouTuber and competed in physique competitions. Rodrigo lives in Mexico. Rodrigo has had appearances on Spanish-language TV in the United States and seems to have moved on to other opportunities.
During the time that he was preparing for physique competitions, Rodrigo made home workouts. This home workout lasts 30 minutes. After long commutes (traveling 40 miles for work by commuter train and city bus), I would do this workout after I came home.
Joe Wicks, 33, from the United Kingdom, is a husband and father as well as an Instagram personality, book author and the owner of The Body Coach. His birthday is 21-September (Virgo).
On YouTube, Joe has numerous HIIT cardio routines for all levels of exercisers. While commuting for a full-time job, time was very short, but I wanted to get a workout in. It is very easy for me, after a long day at work, to feel a workout is just another layer of work. But I could not argue with 10-20 minutes for a workout.
Just bodyweight was challenging for me, but I have seen small yet encouraging improvements after sticking with the workouts consistently.
I was doing a low-impact hotel workout. Although the exercises were low-impact, the workout still was a challenge.
Tom Daley, 25, is an Olympic-level diver for the United Kingdom as well as a book author. Tom’s birthday is on 21-May (Gemini). Tom is sponsored by athletic fitness brand Adidas.
Tom, on his YouTube page, created some workouts that people could follow during stay-at-home orders because of the pandemic. (Tom has created workout videos previously as well.) In a separate, stay-at-home-related video, Tom helps his husband bake a cobbler.
Tom’s home workouts are based on HIIT cardio, where you exercise for 40 seconds and rest for 20 seconds
In the first home workout, Tom demonstrates five exercises that are repeated in two circuits:
RFE split squats
Squat jump walkouts
Sumo squat pulses
Alternating v sits
In the second home workout, Tom demonstrates five exercises, repeated in two circuits:
Plank side taps
In the third workout video, Tom demonstrated a workout focused on the abdominal muscles (aka the six-pack). In this workout, there are six exercises:
Side v sites
In a fourth workout video, Tom demonstrates five exercises, repeated in two circuits:
Alex Crockford, 29, lives in the United Kingdom and is the owner of #CrockFit, an online training business, and a fitness model.
In 2015, he gave away free hugs in Trafalgar Square in London. In 2021, Mens Health UK published an article about the result from his running a 5K daily.
At the time of this post, he is sponsored by UnderArmour. He traveled to downtown Baltimore, in the Inner Harbor area, to attend a conference at UnderArmour headquarters. (I at one time had a job in Inner Harbor East, near the waterfront.)
His birthday is on 15-June (Gemini).
Before the Coronavirus pandemic, Alex posted follow-along home-based bodyweight workouts. Some of these workouts are on his #CrockFit app on the HomeFit program.
The #CrockFitapp is a custom-made app developed by Calcey Technologies. Craig E. Ryder wrote an article about Alex and how Alex discovered Calcey Technologies in 2018.
With the global lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, gyms were closed, raising the interest of home-based workouts that a person could do without much equipment. (Alex has prepared videos for people with kettlebells or other weights.)
While Alex is a personable guy, his bodyweight workouts are intense. I remember doing one follow-along HIIT workout and I was going through the circuits. Alex described the workout up front. What he calls a warm-up session, feels like a workout (which he admits in his exercise commentary). I was feeling tired by the end and was ready to stop. Then, Alex reminded his viewers that there was still a leg circuit (by then I forgot about the final leg workout) . I still remember feeling shocked. (lol)
I favor follow-along workout videos as it feels like you have a trainer doing the exercises with you and you get an implicit challenge to do your personal best and not to quit and turn off the video.
Alex helpfully offers alternatives to suit your current physical abilities. If you are interested in these workouts, you are interested in self-improvement. So, you will get the challenge you need.
In addition, Alex has a blog where he provides fitness tips and recipes. In one blog post, he provided tips on getting the most from home-based workouts.
I will post some of the more-recent home-workout-related posts below.
Rowan Row, 31, is a fashion blogger and YouTuber who has a background as a runner and fitness model. Rowan lives in the United Kingdom. Rowan’s birthday is 17 February (Aquarius).
I first saw Rowan while he was a fitness model in 2013. Rowan offers personal training e-book programs at his website.
In 2021, Rowan and Alex Crockford collaborated in a follow-along workout video.
Rowan left competitive fitness modeling to do fashion and lifestyle blogging. Rowan still maintains his gym training.
The reason for the increased variety of home workouts comes as a result of a serious risk to public health. Nevertheless, I have found them to be useful for me to start as a beginner. My goal is to become able to handle my own bodyweight and with some weighted exercises.
Are there any favorite home workouts that you enjoy? Perhaps you found some new possibilities in this post. Let me know in the comments.