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Save on GYM fees : 15-Minute No-Equipment Workout Craze From 1904 (Download the Complete Book)

submitted on January 27, 2011 by orangearrows in "Member's Lounge", last updated on June 4, 2012 by HouTex
Kafka's Calisthenics
Watch and learn the favorite exercise routine of early 20th century Europeans.

People often comment on my father's physique. Toned doesn't quite capture it: He looks carved. Unusually muscular. He is also, by any measure, ridiculously strong. He has never, to my knowledge, belonged to a gym. He plays tennis a bit. He skis (beautifully), but only once or twice a year. There was a short tenure as a coxswain; it ended when he smashed the boat.

For as long as I can remember, my father has maintained the same workout regimen. Most mornings, as the rest of the house struggles to start the day, he begins a series of exercises—the "Müller technique." Body swings. Stretches. Hopping on one foot. Lunges with arms windmilling, first backwards, then forwards. Sit-ups, push-ups, toe-touches. He does all this clothed in nothing but underwear. He is finished in 25 minutes, or less.

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    Posted by boss060709 on June 4, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    One of my favorite videos ever is this no equipment park workout in Central Park, a little old lady joins in about halfway through, check it out!

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