The Exercise ClipArt gallery offers 129 illustrations of routines and exercises performed to stretch and work out the muscles of the body. Many of the illustrations are from an 1897 Harvard handbook.

Man bending his head sideways.

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Man bending his head sideways.

Man bending his trunk forward and backward.

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Man bending his trunk forward and backward.

Man bending his trunk sideways.

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Man bending his trunk sideways.

Man raising his arms.

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Man raising his arms.

Man rotating his arms.

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Man rotating his arms.

Man rotating his arms, doing the mill.

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Man rotating his arms, doing the mill.

Man bending and stretching his arms.

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Man bending and stretching his arms.

Man thrusting his arms.

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Man thrusting his arms.

Man beating with his forearms in a raised position.

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Man beating with his forearms in a raised position.

Man bending and stretching his hands.

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Man bending and stretching his hands.

Man raising his legs sideways.

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Man raising his legs sideways.

Man swinging his leg.

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Man swinging his leg.

Man doing the deep knee bend.

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Man doing the deep knee bend.

Man doing leg torsion.

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Man doing leg torsion.

Man stretching his knees by raising them forward.

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Man stretching his knees by raising them forward.

Man raising his lower leg.

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Man raising his lower leg.

"Since nearly every one is obliged to do some walking, certain muscles of the legs are sure to get some exercise. In ordinary walking, however, less than one half of the hundred muscles in the legs are brought into use. To get the best exercise out of walking one must walk as fast as possible, and let the arms swing to and fro at the sides." —Davison, 1910

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"Since nearly every one is obliged to do some walking, certain muscles of the legs are sure to get some…

"Lie flat on the back. Raise first one leg and then the other to a perpendicular position." -Foster, 1921

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"Lie flat on the back. Raise first one leg and then the other to a perpendicular position." -Foster,…

"Raise and lower both legs. Continue until mildly tired. This is an excellent exercise for the abdominal muscles." -Foster, 1921

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"Raise and lower both legs. Continue until mildly tired. This is an excellent exercise for the abdominal…

"Lie flat on the back...hands clasped behind head. Pull up to sitting position." -Foster, 1921

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"Lie flat on the back...hands clasped behind head. Pull up to sitting position." -Foster, 1921

"Stand erect, arms outstretched to the side horizontally. Twist to left as far as possible, then twist to the right."

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"Stand erect, arms outstretched to the side horizontally. Twist to left as far as possible, then twist…

"Hands on hips. Bend first to right as far as possible. Then repeat to the left." -Foster, 1921

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"Hands on hips. Bend first to right as far as possible. Then repeat to the left." -Foster, 1921

"Stretch hands overhead. Bend back as far as possible, repeating until tired. Alternate by bending forward and trying to touch toes." -Foster, 1921

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"Stretch hands overhead. Bend back as far as possible, repeating until tired. Alternate by bending forward…

"Hands on hips. Twist the trunk around in a circle, first one way, then the other." -Foster, 1921

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"Hands on hips. Twist the trunk around in a circle, first one way, then the other." -Foster, 1921

"Hands on hips. Lower the trunk to a squatting position and raise to standing." -Foster, 1921

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"Hands on hips. Lower the trunk to a squatting position and raise to standing." -Foster, 1921

"Tense the muscles of the neck and turn head... forward and back and around in a circle." -Foster, 1921

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"Tense the muscles of the neck and turn head... forward and back and around in a circle." -Foster, 1921

"Place the palms of the hands together in front of the breast and press hard." -Foster, 1921

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"Place the palms of the hands together in front of the breast and press hard." -Foster, 1921

"Lock the fingers together in front of the chest and pull one hand against the other." -Foster, 1921

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"Lock the fingers together in front of the chest and pull one hand against the other." -Foster, 1921

"Arms outstretched horizontally. Make the hands describe a full circle forward and back." -Foster, 1921

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"Arms outstretched horizontally. Make the hands describe a full circle forward and back." -Foster, 1921

"Arms outstretched horizontally. Make the hands describe a full circle forward and back." -Foster, 1921

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"Arms outstretched horizontally. Make the hands describe a full circle forward and back." -Foster, 1921

"Place the hands on the floor, the body outstretched, face downward. Raise and lower the body from the floor, dipping the body until the nose touches the floor." -Foster, 1921

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"Place the hands on the floor, the body outstretched, face downward. Raise and lower the body from the…

"Hands on back of a chair or table. Raise and lower the knees rapidly, as in running." -Foster, 1921

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"Hands on back of a chair or table. Raise and lower the knees rapidly, as in running." -Foster, 1921

This is a punching ball, or a sturdy bag which was designed to be repeatedly punched.

Exercise Ball

This is a punching ball, or a sturdy bag which was designed to be repeatedly punched.

In French gymnastics, exercises with simple wants and sticks are in great favor, as imparting grace of carriage and movement in the upper part of the body. The shoulder joints are especially improved with suppleness, and their spheres of movement rapidly enlarged.

Exercise Wand

In French gymnastics, exercises with simple wants and sticks are in great favor, as imparting grace…

One way to exercise.

One Way to Exercise

One way to exercise.

A man exercising with the extensor shoes.

Extensor Shoes

A man exercising with the extensor shoes.

A man exercising with the finger machine.

Finger Machine

A man exercising with the finger machine.

A man exercising with the flexor shoes.

Flexor Shoes

A man exercising with the flexor shoes.

A man exercising with the flexor, foot, and ankle machine.

Flexor, Foot, and Ankle Machine

A man exercising with the flexor, foot, and ankle machine.

A man exercising with the folding table for the upper body.

Folding Table

A man exercising with the folding table for the upper body.

A man exercising with the giant pulley, used for chest and arms.

Giant Pulley

A man exercising with the giant pulley, used for chest and arms.

A young girl waving her arms in the air.

Girl Waving Arms

A young girl waving her arms in the air.

A man exercising with the head lifting machine.

Head Lifting Machine

A man exercising with the head lifting machine.

A man exercising with the high pulleys used for chest and arms.

High Pulleys

A man exercising with the high pulleys used for chest and arms.

A man exercising with the inclined parallels.

Inclined Parallels

A man exercising with the inclined parallels.

Man exercising with Indian clubs.

Indian clubs

Man exercising with Indian clubs.

Man excercising with Indian clubs.

Indian clubs

Man excercising with Indian clubs.

Man excercising on a ladder.

Ladders

Man excercising on a ladder.

A man exercising with the leg rotating machine

Leg Rotating Machine

A man exercising with the leg rotating machine

A man exercising with the lifting machine. This device is used for leg exercises.

Lifting Machine

A man exercising with the lifting machine. This device is used for leg exercises.

A man exercising with the long inclined plane, used for the upper body.

Long Inclined Plane

A man exercising with the long inclined plane, used for the upper body.

A man exercising with the low pulleys used for chest and arms.

Low Pulleys

A man exercising with the low pulleys used for chest and arms.

A man exercising with the low pulleys used for chest and arms.

Low Pulleys

A man exercising with the low pulleys used for chest and arms.

An initial design for an exercise machine worn by the user when walking.

Initial Design Exercise Machine

An initial design for an exercise machine worn by the user when walking.

A man exercising with the paddling machine, high attachment.

Paddling Machine

A man exercising with the paddling machine, high attachment.

A man exercising with the paddling machine, low attachment.

Paddling Machine

A man exercising with the paddling machine, low attachment.

A man exercising with the pronator and supinator machine.

Pronator and Supinator Machine

A man exercising with the pronator and supinator machine.

A man exercising with the quarter circle used for chest and arms.

Quarter Circle

A man exercising with the quarter circle used for chest and arms.

A man exercising with the rowing machine.

Rowing Machine

A man exercising with the rowing machine.

A man exercising with the sculling machine, used for the upper body.

Sculling Machine

A man exercising with the sculling machine, used for the upper body.