A System of Physical Education; Theoretical and Practical

A System of Physical Education; Theoretical and Practical

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... Parallel Bars should he from 8 feet to 10 feet long, 20 inches apart inside, and fixed at a height from the floor of 3 feet 8 inches. The upper surface of the bars should be rounded to fit the hands. First Series Travelling. Second Series.... Oscillating. Third Series Combinations. THE SINGLE MARCH FORWARDS. First Series. Exercise 1. Course I. side, extended, and pointed downwards; press from the hands until the arms are com-pletely extend-ed, the head upright, the eyes directed to the front, the chest ad-vanced, the Position of attention at the entrance to the bars. 1. Raise the hands and place them on the bars, the thumbs inside, the fingers outFig. 1. shoulders square to the front, tbe column of the body upright and firm, the lower limbs straight and together, the feet together and pointed to the ground (Fig. 1). 2. Best on the left hand, advance the right six inches beyond it along the bar, advance the left six inches beyond the right. Repeat. THE SINGLE MARCH BACKWARDS. First Series. Position of attention, the back to the Exercise 2. bars. Course I. 1. As in first exercise (Fig. 2). Fig. 2. 2. Rest on the left hand and advance the right, the left following on the left, as in first exercise. Repeat. THE DOUBLE MARCH FORWARDS. First Series. Position as Exercise 3. in first exer-Course I. cise. 1. As in first exercise, except that the lower limbs are bent at the knee at a right angle with the body, the toes pointed to the rear (Fig. 3). 2. Spring forward with both hands, the distance of the step in first exercise, retaining the body and lower limbs in position. Repeat. TO CLEAR THE BAR BY THE FRONT. Second Series. Exercise 5. Course I. aide, the fingers outside, extended and pointed downwards. Press from the hands until the arms are completely...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599683
  • 9781236599681