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I am giving you this week a few more exercises on the enclosed chart, which are to be done with the exerciser. Nos. 1 and 6 are practically the same as I gave you in your second lesson, but it wont hurt you to review them. You may have discovered easier methods of performing some of the exercises than I have given you, and it is always good to go over the work from time to time to see if you are doing the work properly. You must never fool yourself by trying to see how easy you can do an exercise. As I have told you, always exercise the hardest way, and then you wont go wrong.
No. 2 shows some variations in the exercise you have been doing, and you may try these from time to time. Some days do the exercise as I have given it to you in your second lesson, and on other days change the position of the arms as shown by the dotted lines in figure #2. You work the same muscles in each movement, but you work them in a different way, and this will give them better quality and tone.
No. 3 is an excellent movement for the muscles of the back called the Latissimus Dorsi, which gives the slant to the body from the armpits to the waist.
Nos. 4 and 5 are not so important, and I dont care whether you do them or not. I send them to you in case you should take a fancy to them, for in that case, I advise you to adopt them in place of similar movements which you may not care for as well. I want you to enjoy every exercise you do, and this is why I send you such a variety. I do not expect you to do all of them unless you want to, but I have found from experience, that when an exercise is a pleasure, you make quicker progress than when you do it because you have to.
I havent stated the number of times to perform any of the work in this lesson, but I want you to continue the different movements until you feel tired in the muscles used. Work quickly with each exercise and put plenty of force into each count. Also as I told you, go over all the work I have given you to date, to see if you have been doing the exercises properly. I would not repeat this request if I did not think it important. Try and add another cable to your exerciser, even though you cannot perform some of the exercises more than a few counts. It will do you more good to do less repetitions with another cable attached, than to increase the number of counts with the number of cables you have been using.
* Note: This course has been out of print since the big American Stockmarket crash of the late 1920's. The chart that goes with this lesson has been lost for the time being, but I am watching Ebay for the program to come up for auction again. In the meantime if any of you have seen this missing chart, and can get me a photocopy, please use the e-mail button on the homepage to contact me. Many apologies - Tim.
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