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Home Gymnastics for the Well and the Sick Adapted to All Ages and Both Sexes (Paperback) Loot Price: R280
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Home Gymnastics for the Well and the Sick Adapted to All Ages and Both Sexes (Paperback): Eduard Ferdinand Angerstein
Home Gymnastics for the Well and the Sick Adapted to All Ages and Both Sexes (Paperback): Eduard Ferdinand Angerstein

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Home Gymnastics for the Well and the Sick Adapted to All Ages and Both Sexes (Paperback)

Eduard Ferdinand Angerstein

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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. 1899 Excerpt: ...on reaching the floor the knees are immediately bent, and then straightened with a simultaneous lowering of the heels. Only the forepart of the feet (toes and balls) should touch the floor at the end of the jump. The upper part of the body remains upright, and the heels are kept together during the whole movement. b. With change of base. The jump with change of base forward, backward, sideways, is taken in the same manner as that without change of base, the only difference being that the person lands about a pace away from the spot whence the upward jump took place. 50. Jump into the Straddling Position. After jumping up from the Position at Start, the legs are quickly parted sideways, so that the descent ends in the Straddling Position (see Fig. 24). Then the jump upward is made in the Straddling Position, and during the descent the legs are brought together and into the Position at Start. 51. Jump Straddling in the Air. After a vigorous upward jump the extended legs are parted (in the Straddling Position) in the air, as far as possible, and brought together again before the descent. This exercise is much facilitated by leaning with the hands on the back of a chair, or, preferably, on the edge of a table. With every jump one should be most careful in coming down to land the body on the forepart of the feet, and not on the full sole; also, that the knee be bent without stretching the muscles of the leg. In this manner the shock experienced from the descent is diminished, and the concussion does not reach into the region of the spine and the brain. The exercises of walking, running, and jumping render all the muscles of the legs active. In the first place, they invigorate the muscles and make the joints of the legs--hips, knees, and ankles--supple. Indirectl...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Eduard Ferdinand Angerstein
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-09777-1
Barcode: 9781130097771
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-130-09777-3

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