This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...Medically Considered: i. Condition; 2. Habit; 3. Strength; 4. Endurance. Systems of Gymnastics: German Gymnastics; Swedish Gymnastics; ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...Medically Considered: i. Condition; 2. Habit; 3. Strength; 4. Endurance. Systems of Gymnastics: German Gymnastics; Swedish Gymnastics; English Physical Exercises; Delsarte; Sargent; Emerson; Young Men's Christian Associations. Let us now examine briefly the characteristics of the chief forms of general muscular exercise available for ordinary use. The following classification may serve for practical purposes, although open to theoretic objections: 1. Walking and running. 2. Calisthenic exercises--Indian clubs, dumb-bells, wands. 3. Pulley-weight exercises. 4. Heavy gymnastic apparatus exercises. 5. Track and field athletics. 6. Athletic games. 7. Wrestling, boxing, fencing. 8. Bicycling. 9. Golf, horseback-riding, bowling, rowing. 1. Walking and Running In many gymnasiums formal marching is much affected. In order that the command may be obeyed promptly, close attention is necessary, and although in the course of time obedience becomes automatic, this condition is rarely reached in the ordinary gymnasium. Whenever great precision is demanded, particularly when the commands are to be executed with absolute uniformity, close attention to the orders is necessary. 29 Hence, as the chief effects of this exercise are neural, it should not be indulged in by patients who are nervously overworked. Simple marching without complicated commands or movements, especially without rapid movements, appears to be unobjectionable from the physiologic, as well as from the psychologic, viewpoint. Walking is the form of exercise most generally utilized. The effects vary according to speed, duration, and the character of the ground passed over. When the walk is not too rapid for the natural swing of the leg to bring the foot forward at the completion of each step, it is a very mo...
Good Only. Ex-Library Cover has light wear/marks; faint stain along bottom edge of cover and pages. RARE copy of this early 20th century work on physical education by muscular exercise, based on a lecture course on the Philosophy of Exercise, the subject-matter of which appeared in the "YMCA Athletic League Letter" in 1899-1900. Chapter I is on exercise and development, and Chapter II is on "Materia Gymnastica; sports and games; systems of gymnastics". Illustrated.
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