Starting Resistance: Most women will find this comfortable to begin with 7½ lbs. in each hand and most men can begin with 15 lbs. in each hand.
Progression: Begin this movement with 10 counts, adding 2 counts each week until 20 have been performed for three periods, then add 2½ lbs. to each dumbbell and begin again at 10 counts.
Goal: Girls and women should work up to a resistance of 15 lbs. in each hand for 20 counts.
Men and boys should work up to a resistance of 30 lbs. in each hand for 20 counts.
The use of these large muscle groups places a strong demand on the cardiovascular respiratory systems which is so important. The demand for oxygen thus created has a strong influence on the development of the lungs and rib box.
Comments: This is one of several combination developmental and physiological exercises. It is of great value in bringing about a full coordinated development of the entire body.
Through its demands on the organic functions, it has a powerful influence on general body growth and physiological capacities.
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