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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In a few fortunate instances, the youth may know something of the processes of waste and renovation in the body ; but how those processes work to the best advantage and show their most beneficent results under the systematic exercise of the muscular system, is, admittedly, given to but few of us fully to appreciate or wisely to understand.

To that fact, both in this country and in England, he doubtless owes much of his fame. Foiled in the attempt, he rushed about the stage shouting ‘It is his own material.

Depressed and crestfallen as he was, with his hotel bill in arrears and not a little of his effects in pawn, he yet had confidence in himself: Again and again was he interrogated on the point and threatened with handcuffs and imprisonment. This result will be the more physicall, if the pupil-in-training will make himself intelligently ac- quainted with the anatomical arrangement and disposition of his muscles, and acquire some practical knowledge of physio- logical science.

While at Rome, Sandow had an opportunity of enhancing his fame as a wrestler, for in this capacity he had been giving lessons to the titled youth of the Italian court, as well as win- ing their admiration for his powers as an athlete. It will be fresh in the minds of our readers how the modern Samson offered to any one who would perform the feats of strength performed by his pupil Cyclops, and to any one who could perform the feats that he had been show- ing daily at the Royal Trainint, Westminster.

To obviate this, Mr. Neglect of Exercise as an agent and promoter of health The ambition com- mendable to be healthy and strong The inter-relation of body and brain Mr. The idea is a delusion; mischievous, indeed, when we realize the value to a growing girl of gymnastics, in their milder form of calisthenics; and its evil results are seen not only in the ailments, among many others, to which tarining have just referred; but also in the absence of comeliness, grace, and that beauty and shapeliness of physical contour which we associate with a perfectly-formed and finely-conditioned woman.

Samson’s challenge was affixed to a rather rambling 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.

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There were at this time many demands from the gallery for a trial of lifting weights, but no notice was tralning of them. Only precarious, however, was at this time young Eugene’s leans of livelihood, and soon he had seriously to debate with limself how or where else he could make money.


The defence was the act of a minute ; but it left Muller, not dead, but with four broken ribs, from which it took him a long time to og ; while Sandow was disabled for four months, the veins being torn in his arm, and the nerve-fibres greatly lacerated. This was Professor Atilla, who, at the time we are writing of, mducted a gymnastic training school at Brussels.

Many of these stories are quoted from newspapers of the time. Many, but not all of the old-time strongmen, physkcal like this. Of course, the mass of humanity, even of those who do the leaviest part of the world’s work, are not likely, whatever time they can give to physical culture, to become Titans in strength. We had soon to hear the programme, as explained by Captain Molesworth.

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Herr Sandow had come expressly from Ven- ice, not to detract from 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.

He can relax and contract them at will, and the fact that he is able to relax antagonizing muscles is a great aid in performing feats of strength. Before he left Brussels, Sandow made the juaintance of a well-known and noted professor of athletics, rho, at various periods and in different countries, was to figure exhibitions with him.

Then sleep traininb gladly and without wooing. Next night found Atilla and Sandow again in their places, accompanied by the latter’s agent, Mr.

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Since his arrival on our shores, Sandow has been the recip- ient also of not a little interested scientific attention, and been the subject of much wonder and admiring comment.

In time, the town breathed freely again ; the machines were repaired ; and eugdn inexplicable deed was about forgotten.

The battle was of long continuance between young San- dow’s inclination and his duty to his parents. Referring to our hero’s achievements, and their genuine and legitimate charac- systrm, 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 muscles actively concerned in the movements of the body The voluntary and involuntary muscles Those that are chiefly affected by muscular exer- cise The muscles of the pyysical chest, back, shoulders and arms The chief muscles of the lower extremity the hip, thigh, and leg xlv CONTENTS. Nor have athletes, amateur and professional alike, been either backward or grudging in their praise ; while to anatomists and the medical faculty in general, Sandow appears if one may venture the phrase as a standing miracle.

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Nor are we without accredited testimony, from notable savants, as to the physical endowments of the great athlete.

Some of the feats Samson, from the side of the stage, applauded as heartily as any one ; but he raised another hurri- cane by the prelude of an attempted speech. While indulging his tastes, as in an idle pastime, he broke, as will presently be seen, with his father, and that circumstance, coupled, possibly, with the fascinating glamour of the public arena, drew him at last into the profes- sion. Subsequently, Sandow beat, in five minutes, Milo, a pupil of Sali’s, and then proceeded to Venice, where he bought a villa, with the design of enjoying a brief vacation.


The terms of the challenge were ad- mittedly loose, and the conditions, if they were drawn up at all, can hardly be said to have been acted upon when the con- test came off. Notwithstanding that the occasion was the first one in which Sandow had ventured to wrestle with two men at once, ten minutes sufficed for the contest, for within that brief space both athletes were on their backs. It is well known, also, that they develop only the lower limbs, or the lower limbs and the right arm, leaving without its meed of exercise the left arm and upper portions of the trunk.

A quarrel just then with his father altered the condition of things with the young lad, and con- fronted him with a grave crisis in his life.

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 dislike to appear in public as a salaried exhibi- tor.

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Not to failure but still working hard until you feel it. Samson continued his now well-advertised perform- mces, and especially at the Alhambra, which had secured Mr. Caesar Borgia is also credited with the possession of great strength, for it is affirmed of him that he could knock down a bullock with one blow of his fist.

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. How to lift by one hand from the ground to the shoulder 20, 21, 22, 23, We repeat, it is a pity that the results of the contest were not more satisfactory ; though it cannot be said that the aggrieved Samson was in any sense wronged or failed to receive British 60 fair play.

The stranger also won a note, which had been boldly wagered by Samson in support of his declaration that nobody was strong enough to earn it. Be moderate in all things, and you need fear no interruption in gaining strength by my system of training. On the other hand, the partnership which grew out of this chance encounter was, while it lasted, of service to Sandow, for the latter learned something from the expert which was afterwards added to his own repertoire.