Outing; Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction Volume 20
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...should stand as per these illustrations, and in hopping should lift his left foot from the ground, using it then to facilitate a hop, and hop with his right foot so that he lands with this member about at the middle of the circle, while his left foot is at the front edge. It is here that the real exercise begins, and yet it will be noticed that he is at this moment assuming about the same position from which he started; but now his body has been given momentum, which he follows with the same movements that have been previously described in putting from a stand. The chief point in these movements is the landing from the first hop, which, of course, takes place just before the beginning of the delivery. Novices, as a rule, completely reverse what should be done, by landing too perpendicularly. The correct way is to land with the right shoulder thrown way back and around, this being accomplished by bending the right knee and lowering the body from thi? waist. It can easily be seen that the farther back one's shoulder is before making a thrust the more power can be put into it, for the swinging up of the body from a lowered position will accumulate more force than if it had not traveled so far. If an athlete who is endeavoring to learn shot-putting has any knowledge of boxing, he will see that the same movements necessary to hit a hard blow must be applied in in turn, will permit a steady position, necessary in jumping and turning the body for the delivery. end of the first hop that too much strength is wasted in, firstly, preserving a balance and, secondly, in getting up again. To sum the movement up in a few words, it may be said: Take the first hop slowly, land away down, jump up quickly, throwing the right shoulder around, and put the...
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- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
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