And if you're consistently turning to trainer Google for fitness tips and tricks, you're not alone—in fact, you're in very good company. In 2019 alone, Google saw trillion of searches across news, entertainment, sports, food, and more.
Because of that, Google rounded up the top trending workouts of 2019. Ranging from ones you've heard of (hi, planks!) to ones that sound completely new (uh, One Punch Man workout?), here are the top 10 trending workouts everyone was looking for this year, plus what they mean for your exercise routine. The best news: These workouts all offer unique ways to get active. So you just might find one intriguing enough to inspire your next move.
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1. Mirror Workout
This discreet at-home device, appropriately named Mirror, hangs on the wall and looks just like a regular full-length mirror. The major difference: It also serves as a personal trainer, leading users through workouts ranging from barre and boxing to yoga and kettlebell, with routines spanning 15 to 60 minutes. You get more than 10,000 programs to choose from with the Mirror, so you’re bound to find a few you love. And it’s relatively wallet-friendly, if you sign up for the payment plan of just $42 per month for 36 months.
2. One Punch Man Workout
If you’re an anime fan, you might have typed this term into your search. But for those who aren’t, One Punch Man is a web comic that features a hero who can knock out his opponent in one single punch. YouTube star Tyler Oliveira decided to train like this fictional dude to see what results he'd gain. At its basic level, the workout Oliveira followed included 100 push-ups, sit-ups, and squats and a 10K run. Oliveira switched up some of the reps throughout his weeks of training, though, and increased and decreased the distance of the run each week. In the end, he did build some muscle and kick up his cardio, so it could be worth a try.
3. Manduu Exercise
Manduu, an exercise concept and studio with 11 locations across the country (most in Tennessee), features electric muscle stimulation or EMS. The device is meant to turn up the results of a strength training session by sending electrical pulses throughout the body to help muscles contract and potentially activate more muscle fibers. In class, instructors work with just two clients at a time, who get strapped into whole-body EMS gear—it typically provides a buzzing sensation—as they work through strength exercises…