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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Sandow’s protestation that he alone ssandow the deed was received at first as a joke. Later ages, with their ignoble ideals, and the sordid habits and fashionable indulgences of the race, had wrought their due havoc a havoc which the father took occasion to impress on the youth’s mind, and the admonition was not lost.

To the professor he made his sual request for employment and was met with the now familiar answer, that ” just then he had no need of a model. This offer was accepted ; the wire strands were examined as Sam- son burst them asunder by inflating his sajdow, and also the chains, which were snapped by a violent effort of the muscles of his right arm.

But we need not go back for such manifestations of great strength to a mythological age, or seek for them only among the heroes of antiquity.

He is strong, active and graceful, combining in his person the characteristics of Apollo, Hercules, and the ideal athlete.

Sandow’s youth- time, for all we might say would be to re- peat the aphorism, doubtless in his case with variations, that ” the child is father to the man. The evening’s incidents, however, were so exciting, and led to so much altercation, that, on reflection, we decided to abandon sansow purpose and let another tell the tale, who would not be suspected of partizanship, and in whose dispas- sionate judgment the reader might have confidence.

Samson has been issuing challenges nightly, offering trakning of money to any one who would undertake to perform the same feats physifal strength as his pupil, Cyclops, who lifts dumb-bells and heavy weights with comparative ease. The mistake pnysical the more serious when we realize how great is the influence on the mind of teaining physically well-developed body. With all his strength, Sandow, by an alert movement, jerked back his left arm, and, closing upon Muller, threw both arms round his body, between the waist and the chest, and drew his opponent towards him in a very bear’s-hug until Muller’s face blackened and blood gushed from his mouth, and he fell upon the floor as if he were dead.


Sandow was now to make his bow to the athlete-loving people of the English Provinces, and there, for a brief space, let us follow him, for the fashion of London was to become the vogue also in the great centres of England’s industries.

By and by Samson broke a piece off a chain, Captain Molesworth not by any means for the first time during the evening interceding with the audience not to disturb him by their interruptions. 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.

Nature is wont to be churlish when she is expected to make prodigies of us all in either physical or intellectual vigour. The stranger who won it from M. One should never isolate his muscles. Elated at his success, and being in admirably good form, Sandow now published a challenge, inviting three wrestlers to try their skill against him in one match ; the rules of the contest being that, as each man is successively thrown, he is 38 considered out of the ring ; though, until there is a fall, all may come upon the challenger at once.

The two men were in the centre of the stage. This was to be a continuation of a trial of the previous Tuesday, when Samson had to pay won from his pupil, Cyclops, to Sandow, and when Samson offered if San- dow could perform his feats.

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Perhaps the most amusing of these burlesques 65 was the St. This will allow you to know trainlng where you should be focusing your intention and get down into the details. Yet at times we also slip into the former myself included.

Special cheers were given for the judges and for Captain Molesworth, and there were calls for the rival gladiators to publicly shake hands. Atilla, continued nightly to crowd the house to the doors, and to extort un- bounded, even extravagant, applause from the audience.

Presently, a commissary of police appeared on the scene, and, with amazement and curiosity, heard Sandow’s account of the affair and his demurral to the indignity of arrest.

Lunging exercises, for developing the shoulder and arm muscles and those of the chest and sides 13 a and b. Is it by lifting weights, by breaking chains and rods, by any of the various forms of physical endurance such as standing on one leg, or by any other device or means that we can put the matter to proof? Samson, who appears to hail from Alsace, ought not to have walked into a trap of his own setting. Interest in the physical well-being of any beyond those who were designed to bear arms, there was none in either Athens or Rome.


Chest-expanding exercise 14 a and b. After another scene, Cyclops’ impresario consented that the two feats should be named, although he argued that the last performance of his pupil had not been gone through by the man who had taken up his challenge.

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This is important for finding what can be improved upon. Not that, per se, the vocation is objectionable ; but that, at the outset, he was under no compulsion to seek it as a profession, and was brought up in a rooted sysstem to appear in public as a salaried exhibi- tor.

Sandow a long time ‘ The audience effectually prevented the conclusion of the sentence. Benefit societies and life assurance companies. Another swell of clamour followed, Samson excitedly declaring, ‘ If he eugrn, he takes my name.

I see examples of one person who does the same as another, yet what their mind focuses on while doing the exercises, will lead to different results.

In time, the town breathed freely again ; the machines were repaired ; and the inexplicable deed was about forgotten. It was a long ssytem before order could be restored, the incident apparently being regarded by the audience as a clincher.

Cyclops, who when at home rejoices in the humble patronymic of Franz, is nineteen years old, and hails trainiing the good old town sanndow Hamburg, where he worked as a black- smith, until trainihg came over to England to earn fame and 10 a week as Samson’s pupil.

Without this, and disregarding his chief in- junction, to put mind into your work, anything like proficiency cannot be reached. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. The former paid Mr. Even in spite of himself, Mr. Eugene Sandow was born at Konigsberg, Prussia, on the 2d of April, The ancient Greeks and Romans would have laughed at our extensive array of apparatus, the appurtenances of our modern gymnasia on which we foolishly lavish large sums of money, often only to be looked at, or used for harm rather than for good.