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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But Eugene Sandow, on his advent in New York, neither fell romantically from the clouds nor came among us without record of his past doings or passport to public appreciation and favour. Samson, who appears to hail from Alsace, ought not to have walked into a trap of his own setting.

Sandow’s own experience as a self-trained athlete and preceptor in the science of physical culture. Nor is the fact less true of our own time. Sandow went on with his feats, and Samson made a rush at a chain which he and his assistants were manipulating, and tried to drag it away.

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Impressed into ser- vice, besides a set of dumb-bells, were a couple of pairs of rail- way-car wheels, with their axles ; physiical, with this motley appa- ratus, Mr.

Nor are we without accredited testimony, from notable savants, as to the physical endowments of the great athlete. Sandow was one, if not the most, well-known strongman of his time. 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. Sandow and his pupil, Mr.

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His athletic prowess ranks him with the heroes who are credited with doing mighty deeds in the Homeric age. The challenge was accepted, and the issue was a surprise to all Rome, for Sandow’s victory was an easy one and enabled him to put the prize-money in his pocket.

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. A young man, who as far as physique is concerned was not to be compared with either Samson or his pupil, Mr.

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Sandow’s exhibitions at the Alhambra, in which he was pro- fessionally assisted by his old friend, M. What he did was to take a cabman into confidence and arrange with him to drive him round the city some morning between midnight and dawn.

Perhaps the most amusing of these burlesques 65 was the St. Many and furtive, at this time, were his resorts to the circus-tent and the wrestler’s arena. Having regard to the interest of the subject, the earlier portion of the following pages will be confined to telling the tale of Mr. But this and other matters of practical interest we shall come to in the narrative of the life, upon which we now enter.


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. This worthy citizen of Konigsberg is now dead, as is his wife, Mr.

The mistake is the more serious when we pf how great is the influence on the mind of a physically well-developed body. Benefit societies and life assurance companies. In December of last yearat the gymnasium of the Eoyal Military ‘Academy, Woolwich, Surgeon-Major Deane, of the Medical staff, made Sandow the interesting theme of a lecture, notable, not only for its inherent merit, but also from the fact that the great athlete was present and afforded in his person, to the astonished cadets, a practical object-lesson in gymnas- tic anatomy.

When silence was restored, Herr Sandow implied his willingness to do what, his opponent had done, and he was od to the echo when he repeated the feat, which was accomplished with far more 3ase by him. This stardly act, so foully committed, caused Sandow, for the rst and only time in his life, when wrestling, to lose his tem- per, though not his presence of mind.

Nothing creates so unpleasant a feeling among the British public as any suspicion of unfair play, and Samson may rely upon it that public spirit will support him in every effort he makes to obtain a fair trial. In its scope let it be thorough. Not only do you want to concentrate but with this concentration you focus on every detail. Two-handed lift from the ground sysetm the shoulder 33, Theophilus Stuart of Toronto, Canada, and to the Publishers, for courtesies received during the preparation of the work.

But the latter was not thus to be got rid of, at least rithout giving the learned gentleman a practical proof of his strength. It is regretted that the communication was not received in time to insert in the vii chapter to which it belongs that on “Physical Culture in Relation to the Army. This came about in consequence of a challenge he received from Barto- letti, a notable Eoman wrestler, not unknown in America, who offered to stake francs on the result of a wrestling match with Sandow.

When, but a few weeks ago, he came to the New World, it might have been supposed and the hyperbole in the present case is pardonable that the advance-guard of 12 a new order of physical beings had descended on our planet. They simply observed that the increased bulk, strength, and energy ttraining the organ or limb is in relation to the amount of its employment, and they gave it employment accordingly. 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.

A narrow or weak chest is not only in itself a serious bodily defect, but it invariably conduces to an inferior physique. But physical strength was not only “the veritable God of antiquity ; ” it was also the pride and idol of the Middle Ages.


But Sandow came before them and was just as big a proponent. Samson snatched up the fragments of Sandow’s armlet and systsm about shak- ing them derisively, asserting that they were not of the same material.

Samson, always 58 theatrical, put one set on his forearm, and offered one to Sandow.

THE evening of Saturday, Nov. The whole city wondered at the deed, and for days it was the subject of universal talk. All rights of translation reserved. Table showing results of muscular development of a pupil of Mr. Samson has not disguised his intention of struggling to maintain his reputation as ‘ the strongest man in the world,’ and the meeting will be an ex- citing one, although Herr Sandow has set himself a task in under- taking to outrival master and pupil in one and the same perform- ance.

The subject, for the time, indeed dwarfed every other topic of local and even international importance, including the Parnell Commission, then sitting ; while the Press found in it prolific themes of interesting comment and, among the journalistic wits, amus- ing reflection. There are certainly instances where it is applicable to isolate and beneficial to do so.

This effect was increased when it became evident that the newcomer was no novice in the strongman’s art, and could do, not only the feats Cyclops was wont nightly to per- form, but rival him in the more difficult tasks his master, under pressure of the situation, had set him to do.

We have all read, or heard, of the Venetian athlete who, though small of stature, could break the thickest shank-bone of oxen upon his knees ; of the German, Le Feur, in the sixteenth century, who could carry a pipe of wine on his shoulders ; of John Bray, the Cornishman, who could carry the carcass of an ox a furlong ; of Libeski, a Polander, who at Constantinople, inlifted a piece of wood which twelve men had enough to do to raise from the ground and bore on his breast a mighty stone which ten men had, with much effort, rolled thither.

The physiological action on the lungs and the blood pro- duced by quickened respiration, incident to regular periods of muscular exercise, they might not know ; but they saw clearly its health-giving results, on the mind as well as on the body, though no doubt, with them as with us, it was thetfew only who were qualifying themselves for the service of war who had the benefit of this experience in physifal.

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. I leave the stage.

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