New 10 Different Animal Walk Exercises

April 25, 2022 by VAHVA Fitness

New set of 10 different animal walk exercises. Let's go back to the roots.

It was in 2015 when we released the first 10 Different Animal Walk Exercises video. It's been 7 years soon – time truly does fly.

Today, the original video has 3.3 million views. It's one of those videos where people in almost every country stop Eero on street and say: "Are you on YouTube? I have seen your animal walk videos."

After this video, we released many different animal walk videos. Many of them you can see below:

Today, we bring you another one which should be very interesting. Many of these movements in the video eliminate the elbow and knee joints which makes the movements target the spine and trunk even more.

The Variability Method is one of the pillars of our methodology and exploring different movement options is vital when it comes to developing the body properly and fully.

Prior to us developing countless animal movements and learning many in martial arts, the animal walks were primarily warm up or conditioning exercises that were used in traditional martial arts, wrestling and American football.

The problem was that they were primarily used in a very simplistic form and only as a way to warm up & condition the body.

What we have done to animal movements is that we not only did lots of research and innovation in this area but we turned animal movement training into a real form of progressive strength training which we call Animal Movement Strength Training (AMST).

Most people would be surprised how effective animal movements are when it comes to developing the entire body from your central nervous system to your muscles, tendons and ligaments. 

It's a truly holistic form of exercise which can of course be adjusted to target different parts of the body as well. 

Animal movements are a dynamic, versatile and highly coordinative form of exercise that develops supportive strength in your entire structure, makes the body limber and develops coordination and movement ability like no other.

You can expect your muscles, especially abdominals and shoulders to get very big and strong with animal movements. Your core is constantly working in almost everything you do. Your hips, spine and legs will be stretched and mobilized.

A lot of people dismiss the value of animal movement training primarily because they don't understand it: it's a completely different form of exercise where you cannot count on weight or repetitions to track your progress.

People also haven't felt the benefits and how hard it actually is. You can take a really seasoned bodybuilder or powerlifter in a gym, make them do some simple animal movements and see how it goes.

The result will be shocking... despite all the muscles and strength, these people will be challenged more than ever before and will be feeling muscles working in their body they have never felt before.

It's only the well-rounded and balanced athletes that have an easier time doing the BASIC animal movements but with the right methods and movements of course they can be challenged as well.

Animal movements are truly an athletic way of training and will turn you into a more fluid and dynamic athlete as well. 

If you have pain and stiffness, it's an excellent way to open up the body and make the body limber again.

We like to say that animal movements can be a newly found fountain of youth for older people because after so much time you start to move the body like you were kid again. Your body remembers and you start to develop the same body dynamicity you once had.

If you are interested in learning more about animal movement training, learning many different movements and discovering the various methods behind Animal Movement Strength Training, see - it's the most complete method out there regarding this.


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Samuli Jyrkinen

Samuli is the ninja behind the scenes (photography, videography, websites, program platforms and more). He has been training religiously for over a decade and has a firm grasp of physical and mental fitness. You will find our story here.

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