Health by Stunts

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Macmillan, 1919 - Athletics - 216 pages
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Page 83 - ... loses. 15. Settings Pegs. Use three sharpened pegs about the size of a lead pencil. Three spikes will do. Use a mark or starting board as with the broad jump. The boy hops on one foot as far as he can, sets one of the pegs, takes a second hop and sets the second peg, takes a third hop and sets the third peg. During the three hops he must not touch the ground with any part of the body other than the foot from which he started. If he loses his balance or hops out of place to retain it, he may hop...
Page 98 - Bring the stick over the head to a position in front of the body, arms straight, hands still grasping the stick. Lift up the right foot, swing it around the right arm and through between the hands from the front over the stick. Crawl through head first by raising the stick with the left hand over the head, skinning the stick over the right knee and the back. Come to an upright position and step back over the stick with the left foot, finishing with the stick still grasped in the hands in front of...
Page 95 - Spring upward into the air and attempt to make a complete turn in the air before landing without losing the balance at the finish. Use the arms to pull one's self around.
Page 120 - Walk up under the arms of No. 1, then lets his arms and the upper part of his body fall backward, swinging back between the legs of boy No. 1. After passing through the legs, he grasps No. 1 by the heels with both hands. No. 1 falls forward on his hands and walks on all fours like an elephant. Boy No.
Page 194 - When the whistle blows, the first player on each team runs around the post without touching it, and back to the end of the opposing team. She throws the ball diagonally across to the second player on her own team, who has moved up to the starting line. The second girl then repeats the performance of the first. If the ball is...
Page 100 - ... right to the heel of the left. Then raise left knee and repeat. After leading with the left foot for some time, lead with the right. Frog Hand Stand Squat down with hands flat on the floor, elbows inside of and pressed against the knees. Lean forward slowly, transferring the weight of the body onto the hands and elbows, until the feet swing clear of the floor. Keep head well up and point toes backward. An additional stunt may be performed by leaning forward, touching the head to the floor, thus...
Page 105 - Drop to a full squat, with knees bent and spread, arms crossed in front of the body, upper part of the body erect, and weight resting on toes. From this position spring immediately to a standing position, with the knees straight, weight resting on heels, toes pointing up, feet about eighteen inches apart, hands extended sidewise.
Page 97 - Mule and kicking vigorously backward just be- **<* fore (or just as) the hands strike the ground. As the feet come back to the ground push the body partly erect with the hands, — hands leaving the ground.
Page 163 - The main feature of the point table is that it furnishes an incentive to bring oneself to an average of ability in each of the ten events rather than to over-exert in any one or two.
Page 98 - Place a piece of paper or an object the size of a walnut on the outer side of the right foot. Pick up this paper with the left hand after passing the left hand in front of the body, around the outside of the right leg, forward between the legs, and 4 . Cork . around in front of the right leg.

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