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476                          IDEAL HOME LIFE
lifted, keeping it always close to the other leg (Fig. 2). Then return it quickly to the floor, and lift the other foot in a similar manner. Continue this movement as briskly as you can, using alternately the right and left legs.
Commence with fifteen movements of each leg, and increase to twenty-five sec­ond week.
This movement will develop the muscles of the calves and thighs, and
Lesson I—Fig. 2.
promote the circulation through the lower
Exercise 3
Stand erect, heels together, arms ex­tended straight in front of you and parallel, wrists turned inward, hands firmly clinched (Fig. 3).
Swing arms outward and backward, in arc of circle, endeavoring to make the hands come as near meeting behind your back as possible. When the movement backward has been carried as far as you can make it, without straining, bring the arms quickly to the starting position.
Begin with eight to ten movements
Lesson I—Fig. 3.
and increase to twenty second week.
Exercise 4
Assume same position as in Exercise 3; then, flexing mus­cles of arm firmly, and allowing the elbows to bend outward, and bending the hands inward at the wrist, bring the clenched hands together against the chest, backs touching. Thrust arms straight out to starting position vigorously.
Begin with ten movements at each exercise and increase to twenty second week.
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