Workout Routines

The Animal Style Bodyweight Workout

Moving like a beast has benefits beyond freeing your spirit, such as working forgotten muscles and improving core strength.

The Animal Bodyweight Workout

WHAT IS IT?

You’ll run through four athletic and explosive exercises for 15 minutes without resting in between. Clapping pushups and broad jumps will build upper- and lower-body power, respectively. Then you’ll work on stabilization and core strength by performing kick-throughs, before finishing off the round with 30 seconds of mountain climbers to jack up your heart rate.

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WHY IT WORKS

You’re reinforcing functional movement patterns—natural but underused movements that activate every muscle—while conditioning and strengthening your body in a short 15-minute session. I love workouts that force you to stay low, in strong, animal-like positions because they restore muscle balance.

THE WORKOUT

Complete as many rounds as possible for 15 minutes.

  • Clapping Pushup: 10 reps
  • Broad Jump for Distance: 5 reps
  • Kick-through: 10 reps per leg
  • Mountain Climber: 30 seconds

Andy McDermott is a personal trainer in L.A. Visit his website: mcdermottfamilyfitness.com


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