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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 08, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 14

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quick, with abrief pause in each posi
tion. They are valuable in that they
involve many muscles and large mus
cles, so that they particularly stimu
late circulation and respiration and
possibly perspiration.
Exercise 6.
Prom the position of Figure 10
jump quickly tp that of Figure 11,
keeping the elbows straight and
bringing the arms forward and down
ward. Note that in Figure 10 the feet
are together and the weight is on the
tip toes, while in Figure 11 the feet
are well apart. Return to the first
position with a jump and repeat ten
or fifteen times at first. The vigor of
this exercise is more important than
the perfection of its execution.
Exercise 7.
From the position of, Figure 12,
with the'feet together and the weight
on hands and toes, bring the feet for
ward with -a jump (both fe.et at the
same time) to the position of Figure
13, with the feet apart and the knees
outside the arms. Return to the first
position with a jump and repeat,
keeping the head up all the time.. This
furnishes a fourth strong abdominal
exercise and involves legs, back,
shoulders, arms and neck, as well.
It may be repeated ten or fifteen
times at first
Exercise 8.
This is designed to be a fast but
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somewhat less hard exercise than the
preceding and begins the diminuendo
toward the end of the session.
From the natural standing position,
with the arms at" the" sides, fling the
arms sidewise and upwards, at the
same time spreading the feet with a
jump so that the position of Figure 4
is assumed. Return to the first posi
tion and repeat twenty-times.
Exercise 9.
From the ordinary1 standing posi
tion, with the arms at the sides, raise
the arms sidewise and upwards, at
the same time rising on the, toes and
inhaling deeply until the position of
Figure 10 is reached. Hold this for
an instant and return slowjy to the
first position, exhaling as the arms
descend Repeat slowly about fifteen
times, reaching high toward the cell-",,
ing and breathing as deeply.as possi-'
ble during the first part of the exer
cise. Of course, these particular exer
cises are not especially -new nor are
they better than others whfch have
been and can be suggested,! but they
win provide ten -or fifteen njinutes of
work which can be made sufficiently
vigorous, for a strong and active man
if each movement 1b made as hard as
possible and repeated a considerable
number of times or can be iriade suffi
ciently light 'for almost anyone who
can take exercise at all. They are
also grouped In. a good order, for use
and variety can be given, If desired,
by different combinations even If the
positions are limited to those which
nave been described.
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