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The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

Fernand Lagrange

Lagrange, Fernand, MD., Physiology of Bodily Exercise, New York: D. Appleton, 1890.

Definition Objective

Violent exercises -those that demand considerable & repeated efforts of the muscular system; Moderate- do not demand much work; and Gentle - minimum muscular exertion

Lagrange, 228.

Exercise is important as a regulator for nutrition.  Exercise increases the muscles in size, changes their structure, reduces fat in their fibers & increases the density of the muscular fibers.

Lagrange, 293, 309-10.

Frequency Type / Mode 

Exercises of strength - wrestling, athletic gymnastics,

Exercises of speed - running, skipping

Exercises of Endurance - rowing, walking

Ground exercises, french boxing, climbing, rowing

Lagrange, 236-4, 246, 259, 327-330.

Duration Time of Day  Intensity

 

 

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