Workouts can become boring, if you follow the same routine for ages. Moreover, with the kind of attention span that us millenials have these days, everyone always needs something new and exciting in almost every sphere of life. Here’s some legit hot work out that’s all the rage among the fitness enthusiasts: the animal flow workout!
What’s this all about?
This workout makes you get down on all fours and pretend to be an animal! Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
This animal flow workout helps tighten and tone all your muscles. Nicely put, this unique workout created by the fitness instructor Mike Fitch, combines quadrupedal and ground-based movement with elements from various bodyweight-training disciplines to create a fun and challenging workout that stresses on a lot of multi-planar, fluid movement. Most workouts operate on a single plane, while the Animal Flow employs a multi-flow approach.
The workout is said to boost your body’s muscle strength, endurance, power and then enhance your mobility. That sums up more than what we need out of a workout! It is an equipment-free workout (that’s one excuse gone for not working out!) and is rather versatile. All you need to figure out is whether animal flow will be your sole workout plan or if it will be a part of your already existing workout regime.
Why is it called the animal flow workout though?
That’s because the workout is inspired by the movements of animals in the wild! On the face of it, the workout might seem like yoga, but it is not. It’s actually a mix of yoga, breakdancing, and martial arts. The workout’s not just challenging physically but also involves expending a lot of mental energy. You have to truly let go of your inhibitions, be aware of your entire body, and be okay with moving your body in a foreign manner. That’s how you learn to focus and have a centered mind! Once you become familiar with the moves, you can even tie them all together to make it into a dance routine of sorts! That’s why it’s fun.
What are these Animal Flow moves called?
Oh these moves sound just as fun as they are. You have the Crab reach, Sideways travelling primate, Loading and unloading beast, Ape squat, Stork see saw, Travelling beast and so on. These moves target your core muscles, involve a lot of natural movement and burn major calories. You can begin by doing it three days a week, one set each, and then see how you like it.
Go get on with this primal workout that’s the hottest new fitness trend. And when you build them muscles, strength, flexibility and endurance, don’t forget to tell your friends to ape your primal moves.
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