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How to Punch the Bag

Excerpt from How to Punch the Bag Many forms of exercise are indulged in by folk desirous of improving their physical condition, but none of them is more attractive and at the same time more beneficial than bag punching. Here is a recreation, simple and inexpensive, awarding splendid means for the development of bodily powers, and indulgence in which, rewards with symmetry, grace and strength obtainable in no other way. Did you ever punch the bag? If so, you are well aware of the truth of the foregoing statements; if you never have tried this unsurpassed exercise, you have before you a pleasure as valuable as it is fascinating, and that is saying a great deal. One of the beauties of bag punching is that it may be indulged in by men, women and children alike; another is that the apparatus is thoroughly adapted to use in any home, no matter how small - even if the prospective enthusiast lives in a hall bedroom in a city apartment, or in an attic room in some antiquated farm house. As for the actual benefits to be derived from punching the bag - well, a book could be written on this subject alone. From the view point of the man who is lacking physically the exercise is nothing short of fondest imaginings of the idealist. Arms, Shoulders, hands, wrists, the neck, and legs are brought into play individually and in combination in bag punching. Aside from the development in these parts of the body, the shoulders are made square and upright, the chest is broadened, the eye quickened, and the brain stimulated. The circulation of the blood in all parts of the body is vastly improved. The direct result is a new being for the bag puncher. He goes into nature's storehouse and by tendering exercise in payment, receives a supply of health and vigor, just as he would enter a shop and purchase a new suit of clothes in return for "coin of the realm." About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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