What’s This Research About?

This paper examines the effects of quadrupedal movement (QMT) on flexibility, strength, and endurance. While there are many types of QMT, (Move Nat, Parkour), the authors are primarily interested in Animal Flow (AF). Started by Mike Fitch, AF consists of dynamic quadrupedal movements that are practiced and eventually linked together into a flow sequence.

Previous research suggests that AF may improve cognitive skills,  joint reposition sense, and create high core muscular engagement. This is the first research to examine whether or not it improves flexibility, range of motion, strength, and endurance. The authors hypothesized that QMT would significantly improve these outcomes.

About The Author


Jenn Pilotti

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