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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It should be completely soft when relaxed yet hard as steel when flexed. If you covered the three areas of acrobatics, wrestling and weight lifting, and could perform well in each I think you would easily eugrn called a Physical Culture Renaissance Man.

Had the race deteri- orated, or were the figures before him only the ideal creations of god-like men? What do you like? No lustre is so great, we know, as that which gilds the doing of a great deed.

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His three former opponents, Bartoletti, Sarini, and Vocoli, accepted the chal- lenge, and, as may be imagined, great was the excitement which the proposed match evoked. 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.

Yet nature is no niggard in placing at the disposal of the race, at least, the raw material out of which it may fashion both vigorous minds and healthy bodies.

With two or three somewhat conspicuous examples the audience was one of men gentlemen, many of them, of position as for example, Lord Bury, who sat in one of the stallsshining lights from the Pelican Club, sporting men from the Stock Exchange, be- sides Mr. In it, the great athlete stands, lightly clad in a tiger-skin and sandals, traibing the centre of an immense arena, the indistinct mass of gaily- dressed spectators forming an artistic background to the picture.

This, it is hoped, will be deemed to have been rigidly adhered to, in dealing with incidents which, in London especially, became the subject of much journalistic eugn in relation to Mr.

Two-handed lift from the ground to the shoulder 33, Slow bar-bell lift for developing the muscles of the fore- arm and wrist 40 a. Samson insists upon the contests being those more or less tricky ones with which he has made the public familiar. Sandow the compliment of a visit to his robing-room and asked to possess his photograph, while the latter was equally enthusiastic and exchanged gifts with the renowned athlete.


Of course, Sandow was an advocate of heavy lifting as well and did that himself. The challenge was accepted, and the issue was a surprise to all Rome, for Sandow’s victory was an easy one and enabled him to put the prize-money in his pocket.

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The subject, for the time, indeed dwarfed every other topic of local and even international importance, including the Parnell Commission, then sitting ; while the Press found in it prolific themes of interesting comment and, among the journalistic wits, amus- ing reflection.

With his magnif- icent sando, he would hardly be human if he did not. Sandow would have had no patience for people who try to conserve energy by crawling into a bed while the ambient temperature is below 50 degrees. How assiduously and laboriously Tgaining has himself trained, few men who have not some time or other equipped themselves for competitive contests can know.

THE evening of Saturday, Nov. Public excitement rose to a high pitch over the match, and the gymnasium of Milan put up the money for the stakes. The man who is himself traininb swimmer will but court his own fate should be seek to save another from drowning.

It might have been courtly etiquette to leave the Emperor to the enjoyment of the pride he felt in the work of his hands ; but 39 some one informed His Majesty that Sandow could beat him at his own trick, and it was with pleased surprise, and with no admixture of envy, that he witnessed two packs torn apart by the renowned athlete.

Ere long, however, they had a new disappointment, for Eugene, at the medical school, confined himself almost entirely to the ana- tomical course.

We owe to a London journal the following descrip- tion of master and pupil. 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. The mistake is the more serious when we realize how great is the influence on the mind of a physically well-developed body.


But physical strength was not only “the veritable God of antiquity ; ” it was also the pride and idol of the Middle Ages.

Scholarships, competitive examinations, specu- lations, promotions, excitements, stimulations, long hours of work, late hours of rest, jaded frames, weary brains, jarring nerves all intensified and intensifying seek in modern times for the antidote to be found alone in physical action. Samson succeeds in doing three of these feats, then Mr. Together they resumed for a time their itinerant ex- hibitions and afterwards crossed over to London, where Atilla had secured an engagement at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham.

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Depressed and crestfallen as he was, with his hotel bill in arrears and not a little of his effects in pawn, he yet ohysical confidence in himself: To the Sporting Life, of Nov. Van der Weyde, who desired, as he expressed it, to place before the public ” a living Greek statue,” taking the splendidly developed athlete as his model.

Atilla, continued nightly to crowd the house to the doors, and to extort un- bounded, even extravagant, applause from the audience. After the first two or three days the enthusiasm perhaps wears off. Here the reader will, once more, perceive the undeviating bent of the young athlete’s purpose. Sandow was wary, and for a further while succeeded in checkmating is purpose, until, with both hands, Muller fastened upon iandow’s right forearm and tried to snap it at the wrist, and it the same time, with a supreme effort, he forced two’ fingers f his right hand an inch deep into Sandow’s flesh, crushing.

The nearest ap- roach to a deformity, if a natural muscular development lay be termed a deformity, is in the abdominal muscles. Here, eigen, is the letter, which was addressed to the editor of the Sportsman and published in the issue of that journal for Nov.

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