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Do you have a tough time getting going in the morning? Do you lumber out of bed and shuffle around in a fog? Try getting your morning off on the right foot, by implementing a short exercise routine that’s designed not to be strenuous and tiring, but simply to stimulate your system and get the blood pumping.
Such a quick, invigorating morning routine was described by oldtime strongman Adrian Peter Schmidt. In 1901 he published Illustrated Hints for Health and Strength for Busy People, which included a short get-up-and-go program to do each morning. The quick routine can be accomplished in 15 minutes or less, and doesn’t require any special equipment.
For your entertainment and edification, in this video I demonstrate and describe this routine, bare-chest, long-johns, and all.
For more detailed instructions on the routine and its individual exercises, check out this post.
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Filmed and edited by Jordan Crowder
Last updated: October 6, 2015