Athletics of To-Day for Women

224 Athletics of To-day for Women stretched out (see Pictures I66 and I67). Carry out these actions slowly, but smoothly, at first ; do not attempt to put any force into the effort of delivery and hold the position shown in Picture I6g after the hot has left the hand. The next stage comes when you are far enough advanc d to try for distance with th standing put. You will now have to reverse to save yourself from going forward. At this stage make your puts from the front of the circle, where you have the stop board to work with. You will find that the force of your deliv ry tends to drag you forward after the shot and out of the circle. None th le you must not change your feet until the hot has left the hand. In fact you must hold the cro s leg position shown in Picture I6g as long as you can possibly manage to do so. \Vhen you can do so no longer, pick the left foot up and let the left leg swing back of its own volition, and at the same time hift the right foot forward with a quick, short tab o that the outer side of your right foot comes with a bang against the inner ide of the stop board. While you are learning th standing put actions there is no reason why you should not be mastering al o the glid , but you must ke p the two practice entirely eparate forth time b ing. To make the glide the putter starts with the f t at RI-LI (Fig. 3S or 3 ), and again you are advi d to try both systems and to choo e the on you like th better of the two. Pictur s ISO and ISI will how you the starting stance. There is no twi ting of the body, a in th standing put, at the beginning of th glid . Th w ight r ts upon the right leg, the left leg is wung 1 o ly up in front and then back behind the right leg ( ee Picture IS6). The left leg then again swings forward, but with more pow r this tim ( ee icture IS ) , becau it is thi wing of the left 1 g th t pulls th athl te forward acro the circle. The right foot should not le ve th ground until th leg ar v ry n arly at full str tch. Take car , however, to k p the 1 it kn partly fl x d. There is lway a t mptati n to 1 t the 1 ft 1 g go p rf ctly tr ight in n 's nxi ty to g t strength int the 1 a \ ing, but the_kn mu t b 1 pt fl x d ; th n is y u