26 The shoulder stand is good for strengthening the torso and the arms

Jan. 20, 1958
Jan. 20, 1958

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Jan. 20, 1958

Fisherman's Calendar
Florida Storm
  • New Year's Day was clear and warm in Florida as vacationing yachtsmen put to sea—but nature, as is all too frequently her wont, had her own hideous plans for the opening of the biggest southern holiday in years. Here, with the help of its correspondents, and of the navy, the Coast Guard and the U.S. Weather Bureau, Sports Illustrated assembles the story:

  • Tenacity, natural rhythm and a quick, sure eye have made lanky Neil Johnston Philadelphia's man of distinction for seven seasons

NCAA Convention
Acapulco Race
Tip From The Top
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

26 The shoulder stand is good for strengthening the torso and the arms

The strongabdominal muscles which you have gained through Bonnie's previous exercisesmust be balanced by flexible back muscles and hamstrings. This week's exercise,the shoulder stand, will give you this necessary flexibility and will alsoincrease your shoulder and arm strength. For a variation of B, try spreadingyour legs, rotating them clockwise, then counterclockwise.

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Sit in acurled-up position, forehead on knees and hands flat on the floor (A). Keepinghead down, roll back onto shoulders, raising legs straight (B). Then placehands at waist for support. Roll back to A and repeat until it becomes easy.Then from B bring knees down to nose and stretch legs overhead (C), but do nottouch floor at first. After this stretched position becomes easy, lower yourfeet to the floor. It is less difficult to do C with legs apart, as shown, buteventually you should try for a feet-together touch. For a change, in positionB try the bicycle or scissor kick.