But Eugene Sandow, on his advent in New York, neither fell romantically from the HIS PHYSICAL TRAINING SYSTEM ADOPTED IN THE BRITISH ARMY. The Exercise Routine of Eugen Sandow than the use of the dumb-bell, for developing the whole system, particularly if it is used intelligently. System of Physical Training was Eugene Sandow’s first book. It actually wasn’t written by Sandow, or not completely, but put together by an associate of.

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Archibald Maclaren, the great English authority on Physical Education, has observed, ‘ ‘ that man’s material frame is composed of innumerable atoms, and that each separate and individual atom has its birth, life, and death ; and that the strength of the body as a whole, and of each part individually, is in re- lation to the youth or newness of its atoms. In this lies the moral value of physical train- ing.

Nor were the issues of the contest helped when the challenger, hugging his resentment, refused to ‘ give a lead ‘ or to attempt the feats performed by syztem opponent.

Train like a Sandow! – Physical Culture Study

Sandow’sif Mr. Greek and Roman alike knew, in a high degree, the value of bodily exercise, and in their competitive games, as well as in their training for war, adopted a system of physical education which produced wonderful results. Sandow and his defeated rivals. The young Konigsberger very wisely listened to the advice of his friends, and refrained from taking up the gage thrown down by Samson, who defied him then and there to go through his par- ticular performance of chain- snapping, breaking wire cables, etc.

Samson, naturally, had many admirers, drawn to him by his feats and long en- gagement at the Aquarium, and, of course, it was possible for him, through his friends, to try to turn defeat into a victory and create sympathy for himself by posing as the victim of the judge’s decision.

Train like a Sandow!

Young as he still is, he had been for four years the lion of London, the sen- sation of the time in the English Provinces, and was known to have been the hero of a hundred wrestling and gladiatorial contests on the Continent of Europe.

About this time, Sandow made the acquaintance of a strolling circus-man named Francois, traaining whom he made a lengthened tour with a pantomime show, Sandow contributing no little 33 of the attraction by his gymnastic feats and unrivalled power as a wrestler.

Samson has been issuing challenges nightly, offering sums of money to any one who would undertake to perform the same feats of strength as his pupil, Cyclops, who lifts dumb-bells and heavy weights with comparative ease. This was due to Sandow’s immediate and enthusiastically-hailed triumph over Samson’s protege, includ- ing the winning of a stake at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster, after a contest of unprecedented excitement sandoa thrilling interest. Traijing of Exercise as an agent and promoter of health The ambition com- mendable to be healthy and strong The inter-relation of body and brain Mr.


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Chest-expanding exercise 14 a and b. Other propositions were made, amidst 59 much talkee talkee on the stage, without avail. Use the form below to write your comments.

Sandow, on the other hand, having sufficiently stirred up the city to interest in his nocturnal rugen, was but too ready to reap his own peculiar reward and inwardly was not averse from arrest. To Sandow’s surprise it was even difficult to hire himself out as a model.

We see around us every day of our lives masses of our race of imperfect growth and unsound constitution, and almost daily the lesson comes home to us of the break-down of some friend or acquaintance, whose 4 tarining of body could not withstand the mental and bodily strain in the struggle of life. From the pictures of him which are exhibited throughout London one would be 45 apt to think that he is a giant in proportions and formidable in appearance.

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Even in spite of himself, Mr. Foiled in the attempt, he rushed about the stage shouting ‘It is his own material. London, we know, loves dearly to have an idol, how- ever brief and inconstant if we are to take the cynic’s word for it maybe its idolatry. Only the few are called upon, like the great traveller or the soldier in a campaign, to endure protracted fatigue and encounter serious obstacles in nature or severities of climate, from which most of us shrink, and for the under- taking of which few of us have either the will-power or the courage.

So all-impelling was his ambition at this period, that we find him repeatedly running away from home, and as repeatedly and ignominiously being brought back. In debat- ig the question, he bethought himself of a quasi -professional sit to Holland. So easy of accomplish- ment did the whole performance appear to Sandow, that he was with difficulty restrained from at once taking up the even- ing’s challenge.

The note was a financial detail.

To most of us, engrossed in the ordinary avocations of life, and necessarily confined by the conditions of our occupations to sedentary habits, the main consideration must be the degree in which we can best perform our work, with the utmost attain- able freedom from friction or bodily ailment.

Sandow a long time ‘ The audience effectually prevented the conclusion of the sentence. Not only can you build your mental skills through physical training, but exercise by itself is great for brain health.

What he did was to take a cabman into confidence and arrange with him to drive him round the city some morning between midnight and dawn. Samson would not give a lead, Mr. The beauty of the turn- 55 stile system was well illustrated, for without these revolving bar- riers of iron the eager multitude would probably have carried the place by storm.


He who is most likely to stop a runaway horse in a dandow thorough- fare is the man who has both the muscle and the pluck to risk life in the effort. Sargent, Director of Applied Anatomy, Phys- ical Training, and Yraining Hygiene, at the Hemenway Gym- sium, Harvard University, has compiled an interesting inthropometric Chart of Sandow, recording accurate meas- irements of the different parts of the athlete’s anatomy, and prepared a professional paper on him for the Press.

At the theatre, it may be added, which had refused Sandow a salary of ten guilders a night, wandow now obtained a prolonged engagement at twelve hundred guilders a week!

The idea that women could become overly masculine or muscle-bound due to weight training was an idea that persisted well into the 20 th century, but Sandow was quick to shoot it down:.

It should be completely soft when relaxed yet hard as steel when flexed. The illustrations to the practical as well as to the narrative portions of the book will, it is believed, add no little to its value. When Samson appeared, and, as was his wont, offered a note to any one present who should do the feats of strength about to be performed by Cyclops, Atilla took up the gage of battle for Sandow, who himself presently came upon the stage, and, as a local chronicler has it, naively asked if the money, were it won by an outsider, would be paid over 46 on the spot.

Samson, who appears to hail from Alsace, ought not to have walked into a trap of his own setting. The Editor takes advantage of this prefatory note to ac- knowledge his obligations to Mr. The tutor of Cyclops deter- mined that the novice should have no easy task, and after posting the hundred pounds in the hands of Captain Molesworth, the manager of the Aquarium, he varied the programme so as to tax not only the strength of his pupil, but that of Herr Sandow, to the very utmost.

Only twice is he known, the occa- sions of which will afterwards be stated, to have departed from what, considering his strength, will be deemed traiining merciful habit.

With the inquiring mind of youth, he asked his father why our modern race had nothing to show in physical development like those lusty men of the olden time?