22 This exercise helps you retain or recapture the flexibility of youth

Dec. 09, 1957
Dec. 09, 1957

Table of Contents
Dec. 9, 1957

Fisherman's Calendar
Coming Events
The American Game
  • Basketball's boom has triggered a chain reaction of new multimillion-dollar arenas equipped to handle great crowds in a setting of colorful, geometric beauty

Art On The Court
  • Behind the apparently aimless swirl of 10 young men racing down a polished hardwood floor and the dynamic disarray which they present beneath the basket, there exist certain basic, even classic, patterns and skills. In instants of perfection, they also become an art, indigenous to this sport alone: the shooting, playmaking and defense which make up the game of basketball

Dixie's Hero
Quel Homme!
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

22 This exercise helps you retain or recapture the flexibility of youth

The flexibility exercise designed and demonstrated here by Bonnie is the forerunner of more intricate movements that you will be learning in the next few weeks. Before you can attempt the ones that will follow, you must master this simple exercise. The important thing to remember here is that your hands should do the work, pulling your body toward your leg, which must be held straight. This exercise helps you avoid backache and tension. Men, who are less flexible than women, will find it more difficult to do.

This is an article from the Dec. 9, 1957 issue Original Layout

Bonnie Prudden appears on NBC's Dave Garroway show every Thursday

Sit with your legs spread to form a V. Place your left hand on your left ankle and your right hand on the inside of your left thigh above the knee. Relax and with your hands pull your trunk down toward your left leg in short, easy bounces. Bounce eight times, then straighten to a sitting position and repeat eight times with the other leg. Do four sets.