Light Gymnastics. A Guide to Systematic Instruction in Physical Training. For Use in Schools, Gymnasia, Etc.
Textbook of systematized physical training for use by both men and women. Influenced by military training and field formations, chapters describe and, importantly, illustrate proper exercise postures and techniques. Line drawings show the use of poles, dumbbells, and wooden clubs to exercise various muscle groups. With a chapter devoted to statistical anthropometric measurements including the use of various apparatus (depicted) to measure breathing, reflexes, strength, and the action of the heart and lungs.
Description: Light Gymnastics. A Guide to Systematic Instruction in Physical Training. For Use in Schools, Gymnasia, Etc.
New York: Charles E. Merrill, (1889). [Likely a reprint edition from the Maynard & Co. first edition published the same year.] 234 pages. Publisher’s grey cloth. Illustrated. Minor stray marks to binding; Very Good.