In that sense, it was a beautiful art, and one of the noblest of gymnastic exercises.
Places of training, and all for gymnastic exercises, should be in the open air--upon the turf or sand is best.
Cultured people have many other gymnastic exercises and games which were originally devised for physical strengthening.
The credit for the introduction of gymnastic exercises into Hungary in an organized form is due to a Frenchman, Ignacz Clair, a former captain of Napoleon's guards who arrived in Pest in the mid-1820s.
Although the literary and pedagogical initiatives to introduce gymnastic exercises as collective sport preceded the institutionalization of rowing and fencing, the two other emerging new sports of the period by nearly a century, the beginnings of its organized practice coincided with these of rowing and fencing.
The most evident feature common to gymnastic exercises, rowing and fencing--which becomes obvious if we compare them with horse racing, one of the most preferred leisure-time activities of the highest social strata in the first part of the 19th century--is that they are human sports.
We were kicking to touch from the wrong places; we were scrummaging too hard; we were letting front row forwards make other front row forwards tired; we were allowing off-form players to stay on the pitch; we were not changing half the side at the coach's whim; we were asking forwards to do a forwards' job; we allowed line-outs to be affairs of rugby robustness and craft and not weightlifting and gymnastic exercises
as they are today.
It's a program where we put disabled kids on horses to do gymnastic exercises
Not all gymnastic exercises
are performed on a balance beam.
This study explores the ways that those discourses feminized the nexus between imperatives of good posture and related gymnastic exercises, which, respectively, also were required of and at times were performed by men.
In addition to exercise gained in domestic duties, all students will be expected to engage in regular gymnastic exercises at least twice each week.
Both the habits of system, order, precision, and regularity that they meant to impress relative to domestic rectitude as well as the temporal adjustments and attentiveness called for by gymnastic exercises that collectively spurred comprehensive rectitude may have tendered means for equipping women to accommodate the changing work rhythms of an increasingly commercialized and industrialized market--means to attune their domestic work to, and to synchronize it with, the tempos of time clocks and mechanical regularity that orchestrated the routines of their spouses and the schedules of the modernizing world.
Gymnastic exercises that explicitly cultivated postural rectitude were not the only maneuvers that potentially inculcated both adjustments to temporal imperatives and an awareness of time and timing.
For the latter, gymnastic exercises
that develop the arms and the back muscles can be useful.
They were responsible for seeing "that the ranks are well kept in marching from the school rooms to the play grounds" and they were "to act as leaders in calisthenic and gymnastic exercises
, and on public occasions to act as marshals.