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Exercise 3
Stand with toes just touching the door sill, as in illustration, hands grasping sides of door at level of the shoulders. Throw the body for­ward as far as possible, rising on the toes and bending the back inward at the loins (Fig. 3). Return to the starting position, and continue until
Exercise 4
Assume the position of the figure
Lesson V—Fig. 3. /
in the illustration (Fig. 4) with the
body rigid, toes and hands only touch­ing the floor; then straighten the arms, lifting the upper part of the body until you are in the position shown in Figure 5. Allow the arms to bend, and lower the body until it is at the
Lesson V—Fig. 4.
Lesson V—Fig. 5.
starting position, without letting any part of it, except the hands and toes, touch the floor. Repeat the movement eight to fifteen times, or until you become tired.
Exercise 5
Support the weight of body, ex­tended at full length, on hands and toes, arms straight and rigid as in illustration (Fig. 6). Bending body upward at waist, raise the hips as high as possible without
shifting the position of the hands or feet,
Lesson V—Fig. 6.
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