Advancing health through science, education and medicine

The Evolution of Medical Views on Exercise

Fernand Lagrange

Lagrange, Fernand, MD., Physiology of Bodily Exercise, New York: D. Appleton, 1890.

Definition Objective

Violent exercises -those that demand considerable & repeated efforts of the muscular system; Moderate- do not demand much work; and Gentle - minimum muscular exertion

Lagrange, 228.

Exercise is important as a regulator for nutrition.  Exercise increases the muscles in size, changes their structure, reduces fat in their fibers & increases the density of the muscular fibers.

Lagrange, 293, 309-10.

Frequency Type / Mode 

Exercises of strength - wrestling, athletic gymnastics,

Exercises of speed - running, skipping

Exercises of Endurance - rowing, walking

Ground exercises, french boxing, climbing, rowing

Lagrange, 236-4, 246, 259, 327-330.

Duration Time of Day  Intensity

 

 

© Copyright American College of Sports Medicine

Featured Publication

  Cancer survivors want to work with fitness professionals who have the knowledge to help them exercise safely. This new book also will help prepare you for the ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Trainer exam.…

» Read More