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Lessons on getting (and staying) strong from one of the world’s strongest men
5-time World Championship Strongman athlete Dain Wallis knows what it takes to build superior strength. We talk to him about preventing injury, juggling volume and intensity, and the benefits of getting on the ground.
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Build your strength and balance through quadrupedal movement training
Arm balances can be some of the most difficult postures to master in a yoga asana practice. Regional Leader Bryan Wither explores how Animal Flow movements can help supplement your practice and support your progress.
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Improve your ankle strength, balance and resilience on the ground
If you want stronger, healthier ankles, try taking off your shoes, connecting to the ground and moving your ankles in multiple directions. Master Instructor Alisha Smith shares why every day is a good day for ankle training.
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Braving the heat and avoiding police is all part of the fun on International Animal Flow Day
If you Flowed on August 28th, 2022, then you’re a part of Animal Flow history. Find out what happened at some of the more than 130 jams worldwide and watch the video to see highlights from the day.
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Develop your brain and body through crawling patterns

There’s more to crawling than meets the eye. Far from being an inferior form of motion when compared to walking or running, crawling is vitally important to all growing brains and bodies. Here’s why.

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Developing a well-rounded training plan without sacrifice

If you’re not training for the Olympics or to be competitive at an elite level, then you can likely swap a pursuit of perfection with a focus on well-rounded participation. UK Master Instructor Rich Scrivener shows us how.

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Improve your climbing performance by training on the floor

The best climbers in the world have superior postural control, grip strength, energy efficiency, and power. With modern-day climbing requiring ever-increasing levels of all this and more, ground-based movement is the perfect training partner.

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Community Wisdom

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How a pandemic-era get-together created life-long friendships

If you’re looking for a fitness community where you’ll be welcomed with open arms, helped with accountability, and celebrated for successes, then Animal Flow could be for you. David Scotland shares his experience.

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How exercising in nature enhances your health and happiness

Taking your physical activity outdoors is not only free and convenient, it’s also loaded with scientifically-proven benefits for your mind and body. Here’s what you need to know about taking your Animal Flow practice outside.

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Seeking curiosity, not suffering, as a source of physical inspiration

What is an Animal Flow ‘Jam’? Will I be good enough? Will I be able to keep up? Master Instructor Madeline Berky breaks down her first Jam experience and discovers that what happens at the intersection of fun and challenge yields more than just a sweaty body.

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