Sound Bodies for Our Boys and Girls

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Harper & brothers, 1884 - Physical education and training - 168 pages
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Page 25 - His hair is crisp, and black, and long, His face is like the tan ; His brow is wet with honest sweat, He earns whate'er he can, And looks the whole world in the face, For he owes not any man.
Page 26 - The men in cities who are the centres of energy, the driving-wheels of trade, politics or practical arts, and the women of beauty and genius, are the children or grandchildren of farmers, and are spending the energies which their fathers' hardy, silent life accumulated in frosty furrows, in poverty, necessity and darkness.
Page 165 - The men composing this detachment had been irregularly selected, the youngest being 19, the eldest 28, the average 24 ; and after a period of eight months training the increase in the measurement of the men were : Weight— Lbe.
Page 165 - Showing effect of seven months and nineteen days' exercise, under his system, on men ranging from 19 to 28 years of age. TABLE OF MEASUREMENTS OF FIRST DETACHMENT OF NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS SELECTED TO BE QUALIFIED AS MILITARY GYMNASTIC INSTRUCTORS.
Page 4 - ... cubic inches of air will amply suffice to turn the scale on the side of recovery. It assists a patient successfully to tide over the critical stage of his disease...
Page iii - One who is trained in this way will safely pass the overwork of the brain and nerves which to-day breaks down so many useful, but physically untrained, men and women, while they should still be in their prime, until nervous exhaustion has become a disorder familiar to almost every physician in the land.
Page iii - For a sensible education of the body causes the blood-making machinery to make good blood instead of poor. This good blood is sent to the brain, and fits that organ to do more and better work, without risk, than it can do when fed by a poor article.
Page 63 - ... off at the end of the year than you were at the beginning...
Page iii - The aim has been to leave no muscle undeveloped, but to call attention to a few exercises for each part of each limb, and all parts of the body.
Page 124 - Place the hands on the wall right in front of you as high as you can reach, and about two feet apart, with the elbows straight, as in Fig.

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