Excerpt from The Pedestrian's Record: To Which Is Added a Description of the External Human Form; Illustrated With Anatomical Plates Athletic exercises have, during late years, grown into an institution. Race grounds exist throughout England records are broken from year to year the performance thought so much of last year has been beaten this. It would seem that for the performance of these exercises great, and in some instances unnatural, strain must be imposed upon the tissues of young athletes and when in training, does it ever occur to them that very often, owing to a lack of kwledge of themselves, they may be training in a manner rather suited to devitalize than to strengthen their systems. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.