A Series Of Calisthenic And Hygienic Exercises, &c.&c.&c by Robert S. ThomsonA Series Of Calisthenic And Hygienic Exercises, &c.&c.&c by Robert S. Thomson

A Series Of Calisthenic And Hygienic Exercises, &c.&c.&c

byRobert S. Thomson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HYGIENIC EXERCISES. I Have given French terms for each of the following Hygienic Exercises, for the purpose of making a difference between them and the others here described. It will be observed throughout the course, that when the left hand alone is exercised, the right foot is brought forward so as to give every muscle in the body the same amount of exertion, and to correspond with the mechanism of nature, without which the equilibrium of the body could not be preserved. A great many imitations of common actions, such as swimming, throwing, mowing, &c, might be introduced into children's games, e.g. trades, forfeits, and where these are known, as in many cases they are, the exercises founded upon them are easier of acquisition than most people would imagine--the rude efforts of untutored imitation are thus perfected into grace. It will be interesting for the reader to know that these exercises are not merely the result of modern experience, but are selections and adaptations from some discovered upon ancient Grecian sculptures: and adopted by the most eminent Hygienic professors on the Continent, as a means of establishing or recruiting the bodily powers. Hence, they are designated par excellence Hygienic Exercises. The instruments to be used in some of the following Exercises, with their relative weights, are as follows:-- Halteres Courtes. Dumb Bells. No. 1, 4 lbs weight per pair. "2, 6" ditto. -- "3, 10" ditto. -- "4, 20" ditto. -- "5, 40" ditto. -- "6, 80" ditto. -- Halteres Longues, or Long Instruments.* No. 1, 4 lbs. each. 2, 10 3, 20 4, 30 5, 50 6 60,80" * This Instrument should consist of a common iron rod about four feet in length, with a ball of iron or lead at each end. Note.--To make proficiency in the Hygienic exercises, the pupil would do well to...
Title:A Series Of Calisthenic And Hygienic Exercises, &c.&c.&cFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217310052

ISBN - 13:9780217310055