Modern Gymnastic Exercises; Advanced

Modern Gymnastic Exercises; Advanced

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... over the strong and lithe gymnast, who generally puts too much effort in his arms. There are of course exceptions, notably Mr. T. Renshaw, of Manchester, and Mr. F. Walsha, of the London Polytechnic, both of whom we have seen twist pirouettes in fine style. When able to master them well, what exercise can compare with them? The light, exhiliarating feeling which one feels in the back rise, the uncertain twist in space, the satisfactory catch, all combine to make that "vexatious pirouette" one of the most fascinating and satisfactory exercises on the Horizontal Bar. HORIZONTAL BAR. The artist is going to make us do the "one Arm Plymouth" in impossible style--see Fig. 33--but as we cannot do the feat he has set us, we will attempt it by bending the right knee and straightening the left. Commence, then, by hanging on the bar with the right hand, and lifting on the legs, obtain a good hold with the right, stiffen the left and endeavour to pull the body over the bar Fig. 33. until you come up into a sitting position. The main thing to remember is to do everything with steady pulling. A The " Back-away," i.e., the "Back somersault away from the Bar " (see Fig. 34), is a graceful finish from the "Armslength/'andalthough comPig. 34. paratively easy, should be practised with care. First, practise swinging into the necessary position without leaving go with the hands, something like Fig. 6. This can be either obtained by a swing from below or above the bar. After having obtained the necessary graceful bend of the body, lungers--i.e., a belt with a rope at each side--should be used. An assistant at each side holding the rope will ensure safety while the first attempt is made. After a few trials, in which care...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648447
  • 9781236648440