I have read a couple of articles about this and it seems like it might be a great way to start the day. I think it might be a little light on resistance and intensity to rely on it completely, but if it only takes 15 minutes, why not kick your morning off with it and get the blood flowing.
Has anyone here tried it? Thoughts? Experiences? Results?
asked bywheelhouse (4286)
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on January 27, 2011
at 08:58 AM
It would certainly be an improvement on doing nothing, there appears to be some good mobility moves in there, the importance of which cannot be overstated.
That said, some of the moves - Sit ups with feet anchored for example - Are now known to be incredibly bad for the back (I feel sorry for the doctor in the interviews patients with back pain!).
Also, can you really only devote 15 mins per day to movement?
If you want to embrace the paleo lifestyle, you need to move like our ancestors as well as eat like them.
Humans are supposed to walk, run, jump, climb, throw, lift, swim etc.
Walk to the park and throw rocks around and try and climb trees for 15 mins. This would be a much more effective and interesting workout!
on January 28, 2011
at 12:08 PM
FYI. The full text of My System by Mueller is online: http://www.sandowplus.co.uk/Competition/Muller/System/system-intro.htm
See a summary of the exercises here: http://www.andrewcolgoni.ca/2011/01/summarizing-mullers-my-system/
on April 06, 2013
at 12:19 PM
I'm doing it for last 27years & now 52 years age. I complete whole of MY SYSTEM in 13 minutes. My father used to do the same exercises & till his last days he was very fit & w/o any ailments. It strengthens the body & in rubbing exercises the more one presses hard the more the body gets into shape. However, I do the system 3 alternate days ,the other 3 days i do 20 mins interval training on trade mill. Sunday is off day. My diet is rice, fish, vegetables, pulses, nuts & almonds & fruits. One must do the exercises smoothly & with correct forms to get the result.
on February 04, 2011
at 01:47 AM
If a lifetime of it results in the body of the fellow in the video, I think I'll respectfully pass.
on February 04, 2011
at 01:13 AM
"Müller was the Tom Paine of free body movement and fresh air. Like many a radical, he was resisted at first, called pornographic (partly because he often appeared in a loincloth—even while skiing in St. Moritz). His was a call to throw off the restrictive shackles of the Victorian era—a literal stripping away of restrictive layered clothes and corsets, a rejection of the "pallid, sickly looks" once prized as beautiful, and the "false dignity which forbids people, for instance, to indulge in so healthy and beneficial an exercise as running." He admonished: "Do not let a day pass without every muscle and every organ in your body being set in brisk motion." And bathing—the man had a fondness for cleanliness many of his contemporaries did not share: "This does not only refer only to people of the 'working' classes. I have often met 'gentlemen' in frock-coats and top hats and ladies in evening dress of whom you could tell by the smell of them, even at a distance of several feet, that they seldom or never took a bath.""