Mads from Denmark sharing his experience with the Movement 20XX Method and how it transformed his view of training and has changed his body.
Mads has made great progress with Movement 20XX and since then he has also added Athlete 20XX.
We want to point out that although we share similarities with many exercises you may have seen done elsewhere (although you will learn lots of unique exercises as well), the method is fundamentally different.
What does this mean? The intention, focus and priorities are set differently compared to the mainstream fitness. In many of our programs (especially true in Athlete 20XX), we also do the exercises differently and thus get different results.
Things are not always as they seem and one exercises can look the same but produce very different results depending on how the exercise is utilized.
We have done our best to describe our methods in our videos and articles but in reality it's not possible to understand how everything works until the programs have been followed for some time - the first impression is rarely the last one.
Here is Mads in his own words, I hope you enjoy the testimonial:
"Hello, Mads from Denmark, here to tell you a bit about my experience with VAHVA Fitness and the Movement 20XX program."
Now, up until very recently, I had never heard about VAHVA Fitness, let alone Movement Training. I was doing calisthenics, on and off for a couple of years, following a host of different YouTube fitness trainers.
While I did get some results, I was mostly training myself into stiffness and soreness and my body into imbalances.
I joined the Movement 20XX program, after I was blessed by the gods of the YouTube algorithm, showing me a video of Eero from VAHVA Fitness, performing one of his animal movement patterns.
And it was like being struck by lightning, I was just instantly fascinated by this poetry in motion. And I knew right there and then that this was a direction I wanted my training to take.
The funny thing is that I had followed and admired a lot of different YouTube trainers at the time, but I've never really considered paying for one of their programs.
Something about the way they- not all of them, mind you, but a lot of them promise bigger muscles and maximum gains to a heavy metal soundtrack, just didn't appeal to me.
But VAHVA Fitness was different from the get-go. Now, while their programs will make you put on some size, that is not the main focus. Health, longevity, and functionalities, that is what ultimately convinced me.
The most immediate change I felt when I started doing the program, was the change in focus, compared to what I was doing at the time. Instead of focusing on more repetitions, and/or adding more weight to your dips, or your pull-ups, Eero will tell you to check your ego.
Slow down and make every repetition count, 'quality over quantity'. And that immediately halved the numbers I was doing, because each repetition was harder, and thus more effective.
Now, in terms of changes in my body, the Movement 20XX program has lots of mobility drills, paired with each strength exercise. And the flow routines, they will force you into movement patterns, your body either hasn't done in years, or maybe never performed.
This has slowly but surely loosened up my body. And while they're still ways to go, I've eliminated a lot of lingering soreness and stiffness in my body from training for years.
So, if you're on the fence about joining a program like this, I would say, joining the Movement 20XX program is the best investment in my health that I have ever done. And I would invest again.
"So, let's get moving."
Mads from Denmark