Physical culture.

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    May 01, 2009 8:43 PM GMT
    I am a big fan of pilates - the old school tradtional method, not the modern "pilates infused stability ball" stuff (which has its place).

    I saw this on youtube and it got me thinking about old school physical culture.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBQgOawucRg

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    Also
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbJm_w0iXrw&NR=1

    I would be very grateful for any information on old school training methods, etc etc.

    This site looks interesting

    http://www.sandowplus.co.uk/

    (and, have to be honest: the 54 year old Joe Pilates looks hot, and Charles Atlas is amazing)
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    May 01, 2009 11:38 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidThey way he swan dives down with his knees in a hyper-extended position looks like an injury waiting to happen.


    Who, where (what point of what video)

    And I wash my hands of jp´s sense of humor.
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    May 02, 2009 12:11 PM GMT
    interesting thing is that those exercises were removed from his system and don´t form part of the pilates taught by Romana (who was taught by Pilates himself and then by his wife). We are told never to lock joints. His system evolved under him and then under his wife/top students. Even the most original modern pilates is not what he was doing in the 1930s.

    Anyway, the question was about understanding the development of late C19 and early C20 physical culture in its own right,