British Manly Exercises: In which Rowing and Sailing are Now First Described, and Riding and Driving are for the First Time Given in a Work of this Kind ...

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Hurst, 1835 - Athletics - 298 pages

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Page 57 - That therefore a person throwing himself on his back in salt water, and extending his arms, may easily lie so as to keep his mouth and nostrils free for breathing ; and by a small motion of his hands may prevent turning, if he should perceive any tendency to it.
Page 274 - ... exercise. These sweats are continued weekly, till within a few days of the performance of the match; or, in other words, he must undergo three or four of these operations. If the stomach of the pedestrian be foul, an emetic or two must be given about a week before the conclusion of the training.
Page 58 - ... raise your head far above the water. Then plunge under it with your eyes open, throwing yourself towards the egg, and endeavouring by the action of your hands and feet against the water to get forward till within reach of it.
Page 188 - THE RULE OF THE ROAD. The rule of the road, is a paradox quite Both in riding and driving along ; If you go to the left you are sure to go right, If you go to the right you go wrong...
Page 266 - That to prevent disputes, in every main battle, the principals shall, on coming on the stage, choose from among the gentlemen present two umpires, who shall absolutely decide all disputes that may arise about the battle ; and if the two umpires cannot agree, the said umpires to choose a third, who is to determine it.
Page 172 - On the contrary, she is more liable to them than one that is laden in proportion to her sustaining powers. In the latter case, she runs steadily along, and is but little disturbed by any obstacle or jerk she may meet on the road : in the former, she is constantly on " the jump," as coachmen call it, and her iron parts are very liable to snap.
Page 45 - The friction must be continued under the blanket or over the dry clothing. Promote the warmth of the body by the application of hot flannels, bottles, or bladders of hot water, heated bricks, &c., to the pit of the stomach, the arm-pits, between the thighs, and to the soles of the feet.
Page 219 - ... fatal consequence. It is true, that in ascending a very steep hill an English postilion will occasionally unhook his bearing-reins ; but the jaded creatures, trained for years to work in a false attitude, cannot in one moment get themselves into the scientific position which the German horses are habitually encouraged to adopt. Besides this, we are so sharp with our horses, — we keep them so constantly on the qui vive, or, as we term it, in hand, that we are always driving them from the use...
Page 269 - As to the locomotive system, modern experience sufficiently proves that exercise is the most powerful strengthener of the muscles, and of every part on which activity depends. In its operation on the vital system, training always appears to benefit the state of the lungs. Indeed, one of its most striking effects is to improve the wind : that is, to enable a man to draw a larger inspiration, and to hold his breath longer. As to the intellectual system, Sir J. Sinclair observes, that, by training,...
Page 178 - Fox' public-house, and drew the immense chain of waggons with apparent ease to near the turnpike at Croydon, a distance of six miles, in one hour and forty-one minutes, which is nearly at the rate of four miles an hour. In the course of...

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