Breathe in deeply, arms - out more, don’t move quickly - three and four! Grace and pliability are emphasized! All around conditioning, the revival quickening - If ye’re as yet fidgeting - the exercise! If ye’re working out at home, do lie down, friends - three and four! Go correctly through each single motion! Lose the tensity ye feel, get accustomed to the drill, Breathe in deeply, comrades, till exhaustion! Tears the folks throughout the world influenza - three and four! The disease is gradually thriving. Those who’re weak will meet their death! If ye want to get good health, With cold water rub yourself or, shower ye! If ye’ve spent not all your force - stand and squat, friends, stand and squat. We don’t fear the Arctic and Antarctic! Our main scholar Dr. Joffe proved that ’stead of rum and coffee, We should use the active prophy- lactic! All the talks ye ought to stop - keep on squatting till ye drop, And don’t be depressed or sullen creatures! If ye want to keep your ardor, set yourself to something harder - In the ice hole, ye can start the bath procedures! Don’t be scared by bad hearsays - we’ll run from them on the place. Look, all persons are even as on the start! How it’s great that a beginner can be sure he’ll be the winner, Running on the place is bringing calm to heart!
© Akbar Muhammad. Translation, 2015
[Adapted from Andrey Kneller’s “Morning workout”.]