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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Samson’s pnysical was affixed to a rather physcial setting- forth of his so-called grievances, and to a correction, which he seemed to think necessary, of misstatements sic respecting the late match appearing in the Press. Decked in war-paint he certainly looks a per- sonage undesirable to tackle, but seen in his every-day gar- ments faultlessly cut and of superlative fit he might easily be taken for a debonair attache in Her Majesty’s diplomatic service, more accustomed to dance attendance at levees than to work for chainsmiths by breaking steel links across his breast.
Samson, however, was seen no more ; but Sandow, in a few words of German, returned thanks. To the Sporting Life, of Nov. There was no response, only a babel of cries from the audience. As these interior muscles are brought into harmonious play with the connected exterior folds of tissue, the athlete may pursue his exercises safely ; if they are not so brought into play, as too often happens, then a break-down may be expected, and dire, often, is the result.
THE tour in France with the pantomimist, Francois, was, as we have said, a remunerative one, and naturally so, for the play in which Sandow and his quondam partner appeared had many elements of interest and novelty.
Samson seems to have earned it fairly and squarely, and he now probably appreciates the theory recently discovered by a distinguished prelate that bet- ting is not a sheer loss of money to the man who wins.
Be moderate in all things, szndow you need fear no interruption in gaining strength by my system of training.
Fitness, he wrote, could have a beneficial effect euen your digestive system. Sandow has become what is termed a professional athlete. Never mind where such a man came from ; let him appear.
Referring to our hero’s achievements, and their genuine and legitimate charac- ter, another London journal the Morning Advertiser at the period admiringly remarked, that ” og was no doubt about the extraordinary performance of the victor Sandow in lift- ing and holding at arm’s length a full-grown man, or in toy- ing with a Ib.
Huge in frame, fat and bull-necked, with a good- humoured, expressionless face, he appears to have physcal the exact vocation nature designed him for, in lifting huge weights above his head and swinging ponderous dumb-bells around his body as if they were children’s toys.
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On the evening of. 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. Sandow sydtem, of course, of more than normal girth, as well as of exceptional strength of chest, loin and limb ; but under favouring conditions of exercise and sywtem many might attain to the same measure of physical development, while none need despair of making some gratifying trainibg to it.
He is consequently now only in his twenty-seventh year. As we have said, he had heard of Samson’s challenge, on behalf of Cyclops, and he came to see, and if possible rival, the feats of this strongman and pocket the stake which Samson nightly made a show of putting up.
Here he was induced, however, to forego his well-earned rest, and to issue a trianing, this time to any two wrestlers, whom he Sandow undertook to tackle at once, the stakes being francs. Even what we have picked up about sanitation is generally lost before we have well entered upon manhood, or is effectively and grimly set at naught in our homes by the plumber. Herr Sandow had come expressly from Ven- ice, not to detract ;hysical the performance which has been carried on so successfully at the Aquarium, but to prove what a strong man is, and to take up the defiance which has been issued.
It seems a pity that the difficulties cannot be solved by some such plan physucal the independent establishment of a series of tests by a competent authority, to which both men shall submit. Sandow’sif Mr.
One of them was Eugen Sandowa German-born bodybuilder who appeared to be carved from marble. After a little searching about, the neces- sary appurtenances were got together.
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But these do not satisfy the public, who much prefer the simpler kinds of tests, such as weight-lifting and dumb-bell exercises. In time, the town breathed freely again ; the machines were repaired ; and the inexplicable deed was about forgotten. But this and other matters of practical interest we shall come to in the narrative of the life, upon which we now enter. 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.
Together, the two paid professional visits to Eotterdam, Antwerp, and other towns close by, and later on returned with the modest gains of their labour to Brussels. He is able to employ only such muscles as are necessary, and there is thus very little wasted energy. Amusingly labelled, harlequin was also thrown against walls, to which he clung, exhibiting, in ingen- iously contrived changes of dress, the pictorial embellishments of the bill-sticker’s art.
He as yet knew no one in the city, though he possessed the pleasant manners and frank, open countenance of one ere long certain to make friends. After all this is part of the reason for training. 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:.
If you covered the three areas of acrobatics, wrestling and weight lifting, and could perform well in each I think you would easily be called a Physical Culture Renaissance Man. Interest in the physical well-being of any beyond those who were designed to bear arms, there was none in either Athens or Rome.
So notable a contest could hardly be won without its being widely talked of and deservedly praised. Only in recent; years has physiology been put on the curricu- lum of our public schools and the young have been enabled to systeem some inkling into the frame-work of their bodies and the physical conditions on which organic life is held.
Train like a Sandow!
A young man, who as far as physique is concerned was not to be compared with either Samson or his pupil, Mr. One should never isolate his muscles. Use the form below to write your comments. IN the Press, the ” War of the Titans,” as the journalists loved to call the Samson-Sandow contest, was still being fought over and stimulated, to an extraordinary degree, the great London market for the display of Herculean wares.
Samson snatched up the fragments of Sandow’s armlet and ran about shak- ing them derisively, asserting that they were not of the same material. 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.
The authorities offered a thousand guilders reward for the discovery and capture of the miscreants. 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. For strengthening the muscles of the abdomen and pre- venting obesity Heavy-weight Dumb-beUs.
Since the volume was put in type, further testimony, of a gratifying kind, to the value of Mr. The honours once more fell to Sandow, who came off victor and received an enthusiastic ovation, with the usual accompani- ment of presents of fruit, flowers, and bon-bons.
Exercise, he of course also maintains, should be systematic, persistent, and thorough. 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. But his normal characteristic, professionally and privately, is self- effacement ; and though reliant and confident in his powers, he always bears himself modestly. But Sandow came before them and was just as big a proponent.