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

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quick, Tfjth a brief 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 to that of Figure 11,
keeping the elbows straight and
bringing the armB 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 f ee together and the weight
on bands and toes, bring the feet for
ward with a jump (bath feet at the
same tune) to the position of Figure.
13, -with the fe,et apart and the knees
outside the arms. Return to the first
positiqn with a jump ' and repeat,
keeping the head up all the time. This
furnishes a fourth strong abdominal
exercise and inyojves legs, back,
shoulders, arms and neck, as welL
It may fee repeated ten or fifteen
tinies at first.
Exercise 8.
'This Ip designed to be a fast but
somewhat less hard exercise than thq
preceding and begins the diminuendo
toward the end of the session.
From the natural standing position,
with the arms jfi, "the sides! fling the
arms sidswlse 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 ordinary standing posi
tion, with tha arms at the sides, raise
the arms sidewise and upwards, at
the same time rising on the toes and
inhaling deeply until the pqsitfon of
Figure 10 is reached. Hold; this for
an Instant and -return slowly to the
first position, exhaling as the arms
descend. Repeat slowly about fifteen
times, reaching high toward the ceil
ing and breathing as deeply as possi'
ble duringthe fi,rst part of the exer
cise Of course, these particular exer
cises are. not especially nev nor are
they better than others wljich have
been ap.d can be suggested, but they
will provide ten or fifteen minutes of
work which can be made sijftlclentiy
vigorouafor a strong and aqtiye man
if each movement Is made aB hard as
possible and repeated a considerable
number of times or can be m$de sufil-
cienuy ugnt ior 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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