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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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Shortly after this, Sandow drifted across to Paris, where dame Fortune again became fickle and for a while treated him churlishly. Any act of intrepidity, daring, or physical strength will saneow unstinted applause from the average 66 Briton, whose boast is that his games are open to all comers, neither country nor colour barred, and although he is beaten oft-times, all his opponents receive fair play.

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If that amount was not forthcoming, let it traniing against Up to his fifteenth year, indeed, young Eugene was of slight build and rather delicate consti- tution. It also speaks to self-reliance. Samson darted to the front and dashed into a speech that was drowned in uproar, save the one sentence, ‘ Why, he did it six years ago.

The pantomime was en- titled L’Afficheur the bill-sticker. The beauty of the turn- 55 stile system was well illustrated, for without these revolving bar- riers of iron the eager multitude would probably have carried the place by storm.

He was, in truth, a terrible antagonist ; being known to resort to infamous tactics such as seeking to break his opponent’s finger or limb to get the better of his adversary and win a match, even through a foul. Samson’s cloak was now off, and now on, and a more than usually tiresome consultation was ended by Captain Moles worth stating that the judges had decided that as Mr. But is it not folly to hazard life in the performance of an act for the doing of which one has not the physical power, though one may have the courage?

There the chivalry of the time disported itself in jousts and feats sanfow horsemanship, while the village-green gave encouragement to wrestling matches and the varied swndow which are noted among England’s manly national games.

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Sandow has never made a claim for himself to which he had not a right, or which the facts themselves 19 do not furnish the proof. With us, of recent years at least, physical physocal has gone beyond the parade-ground or barrack-room of the soldier. There was no response, only a babel of cries from the audience. Sandow’ s introduction to his practical exercises His views on the the- oretic and practical bearing of physical training Influence of bodily exer- tarining on the human organism A symmetrical and physidal development Exercise in fresh air Dumb-bell and bar-bell exercises recommended Ineffective and vicious systems of training Correct habits of breathing.


Sandow, however, has the more spacious chest and largest arms, and a con- noisseur would probably fancy him as best for a trial of sheer strength. Samson, and eager to put the strength of each competitor to a proper test, is clear from his ready acceptance yraining a new challenge, which Samson had issued on the night of the contest.

The Emperor, though sadly stricken now with his fatal mal- ady, was himself a man of much strength, and naturally took pride in witnessing the feats which his athletic fellow-country- oc had to show him. Muller persisted, how- ever, in his tactics, and endeavoured to get Sandow at a dis- advantage, seizing hold of wrist, arm or physlcal, in turn, with the evident design kf breaking or disabling it. 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 ” there 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.

The circus was, however, unhallowed ground with his good and honest parents, and, seeing their son drawn with uncov- enanted bonds to the glittering arena, they put the place for him under interdict.

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Then there was a feat of breaking a wire rope fastened round the chest. Like his Biblical prototype, he set fire to the foxes’ tails of his pupil’s and his own discomfiture, and sent them running through the Sandow-Philistines’ corn.

Professors Yirchow, of Berlin, Kosenheim, of Leyden, and Yanetti, of Florence, have expressed this opinion, that San- dow, from an anatomical point of view, is one of the most perfectly-built men in existence. IN the Press, the ” War of the Titans,” as og journalists loved to call the Systtem contest, was still being fought over and stimulated, to an extraordinary degree, the great London market for the display of Herculean wares.


There should have been no room either for shuffling or display of temper ; while both athletes ought to have been tried by the same tests, and the genuineness of the tests vouched for beyond suspicion or perad- venture.

Gratifying, consequently, was this appreciation on the part of the Press, for it will be understood that Mr. 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.

About this time, Sandow made the acquaintance of a strolling circus-man named Francois, with whom he tralning a lengthened tour with a pantomime show, Sandow contributing no little 33 of the attraction by his gymnastic feats and unrivalled power as a wrestler. The result did not meet the fond father’s expectations. What is remembered of the theoretic laws of health when school- days are over, is, if we except the case of the comparatively small contingent that goes on to the study of medicine od a profession, of little value in the practical government of our bodies.

This custom, thanks to the now notorious athlete, was not evanes- cent, but grew daily in volume, especially while Sandow made the city his home ; and the hotel-proprietor, it may be re- marked, emphatically dates the founding of his fortune from the day on which the incident transpired which we have just related.

To the professor he made his sual request for employment and was met with the now physkcal answer, that ” just then he had no need of a model.

So notable a contest could hardly be won without its being widely talked of and deservedly praised.

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Our first thought was to tell the story, as modestly as possible, in our own words. Upon this statement being made, Samson came forward to protest, and an interval of uproar ensued. 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. To obviate this, Mr. Cries and counter-cries were heard, and a soldier lade himself conspicuous in the gallery by the animated manner in rhicli he took the part of the newcomer, and by taunting Samson rith having lost his money.