Do NOT Try This!

Posted on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 by John Wood
Balancing Feats are always impressive but I do not recommend trying this one (or anything close to it!) Here Samuel Jenkins accomplishes something dangerous, impressive and quite possibly stupid at the same time ~ balancing precariously on two chairs atop a New York apartment building, circa 1923.
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A Presidential Workout

Posted on Saturday, August 11th, 2012 by John Wood
Calvin Coolidge, Indian Club Workout
Running the country is hard work which is why a regular training schedule is a good idea. Here’s Calvin Coolidge getting in a quick Indian Clubs workout in the White House, circa 1923. House Speaker Frederick H. Gillett looks on while training with the wall pulley. It’s not hard to understand where Coolidge’s interest from physical training stemmed from, he attended Amherst College (class of 1895) which had an extensive school-wide physical education program led by the physical culture pioneer Edward “Old Doc” Hitchcock.