1. American Muscle (Discovery)
You might not know who Mike Barwis is, but a lot of professional athletes do. He used to be the head of strength programs for the University of Michigan and West Virginia University before he started his own gym in Michigan. And it’s at that gym, Barwis Methods, that the show takes place. Unlike other fitness reality shows that pit participants against each other through obstacle courses and challenges, this show is all about building solid strength and power the right way. You won’t just pick up some training tips for your own workout, you’ll also get to see some of your favorite athletes get put through the paces.
Difficulty of workouts: 10
Credentials of hosts/trainers: 10
Gimmick factor: 1