Joe Wicks YouTube workouts will help you get 2021 off to a healthy start: 15 to try now

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    New Year… same lockdown. So it’s safe to say our usual January motivation to put down the cheeseboard and pick up the kettlebells is dwindling. Our solution? Joe Wicks YouTube workouts: effective, high intensity exercises that cost little time and no money, without you having to leave your living room.

    If the last couple of lockdowns taught us anything (which number are we on now?) getting in a daily sweat session is a great way to take care of your mental health, as well as preventing your daily step count from being all of two digits long.

    And when it comes to fitness, we definitely trust the man who’s sold the most diet books in the UK since records began, transformed millions of people’s lives through his free workout and nutrition content, and also holds a Guinness world record for the most viewers on a YouTube workout live stream.

    It’s been a big year for Wicks: kicking off PE with Joe at the beginning of lockdown, he hosted a workout every morning for kids missing out on PE at school. Donating all of the advertising revenue from the streaming, the star raised near £100,000 for the NHS. Not bad.

    But back to the Joe Wicks YouTube workouts — the reason you’re on this page. The personal trainer’s online sessions are universally loved, and we can see why. They’re short, simple, and effective, with most less than half an hour and requiring just yourself (and a good sports bra).

    What kind of workouts are they, you ask? Well, Joe’s focus has always been on high-intensity interval training, or HIIT. High intensity, as you work at 80% of your RPE (rate of perceived exertion), and intervals, as you did this in short, quick bursts. Forget hours in the gym: if you’re willing to work hard, he reckons you can get just as good results.

    He’s not wrong. You only need to take a quick scroll of his Instagram page (@thebodycoach) to see the hundreds of transformation photos. Sure, HIIT training may not boast the long term health benefits of running, hiking or cold water therapy, but it sure as heck seems to work for fat loss.

    So we’ve rounded up 15 of the best Joe Wicks YouTube workouts for all abilities. Whether you’re after something short and sweet, need it low impact because of an injury, or are after a longer session, we’ve got just the workout.

    Enjoy.

    15 of the best Joe Wicks YouTube workouts to kickstart 2021

    Got 15 minutes?

    1. Beginners Home HIIT workout

    2. Full Body HIIT

    3. Advanced HIIT

    4. Quick Home Fat Burner

    5. Low Impact Low Intensity for beginners

    Got 20 minutes?

    6. Ultimate Beginners workout

    7. Full Body workout

    8. Legs and Glutes workout

    9. Low Impact HIIT

    10. Bench workout

    11. Fat Burner

    Got 25 minutes?

    12. Longer Home HIIT

    Got 30 minutes?

    13. Home HIIT No-Equipment workout

    14. Home Workout w/ dumbbells

    15. Longer Cardio and Abs workout

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