A Natural Method of Physical Training: Making Muscle and Reducing Flesh Without Dieting Or Apparatus

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W. C. Bryant & Company, 1895 - Physical education and training - 188 pages
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Page 156 - The Bodies of the vertebrae are piled one upon the other, forming a strong pillar, for the support of the cranium and trunk; the arches forming a hollow cylinder behind for the protection of the spinal cord.
Page 142 - ... all the lotions and pomades that were ever invented. Interesting as are the changes produced in a man by proper physical training, the Change in a woman is more striking and significant. Exercise seems to have a particularly immediate effect on a woman's complexion. I have witnessed simply marvelous changes in the complexion, form and disposition of women under light training. I have in mind one well-built girl who carried herself poorly, breathed badly and had an unsatisfactory complexion. She...
Page 182 - It is a work that should be in the hands of every parent throughout our country, who has the temporal and eternal interest of his offspring at heart. The few and leading maxims of the Christian...
Page 143 - The nuanirnated pose had disappeared, the breathing was better (though still not what it should be, no special training having been directed to the lungs), and the complexion was so clear that one could scarcely credit the change. Under my own training I have watched most interesting changes as a result of breathing exercises alone, and the extent to which locally directed exercises have improved forms that were considered hopeless would not be believed save by observation.* But do not stop with...
Page 33 - Normal breathing," when the body is at rest, "should not include more than ten breaths in a minute." This will surprise some of us. However the author is undoubtedly right when he says: "It should be clear that the enlarging and strengthening of the lungs can be satisfactorily accomplished only by the exercise and special training of those organs themselves — in other words, beginning on the inside. This truth lies at the very bottom of nat-oral physical training.
Page 15 - Nature demands the cultivation of all our activities and there can be no proper training that does not educate the whole system of the man. The...
Page 39 - The feeling of buoyancy given by this habit is not an illusion by any means. It is genuine.
Page 3 - A natural method of (a) The author believes that there is more " straining" than "training " in a good many popular systems practiced in and out of the college gymnasium. The system is not dependent upon any appliances whatever, and seems natural and sensible. Hunt, Lucy B. Handbook of light gymnastics. (a) Billings, J: S.
Page 149 - Persians had crurnbled to the jaw-bones. The Emperor Hadrian traveled bareheaded from the icy Alps to the borders of Mesopotamia ; the founders of several monastic orders interdicted all coverings for the head ; during the reign of Henry VIII. boys and young men generally went with the head bare, and to the preservation of this old Saxon custom Sir John Sinclairascribes the remarkable health of the orphans of the Queen's Hospital.

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