For the sake of brevity this article is given the above title, but it really deals with the region of the hips. The region of the hips in this case . means the lower trunk muscles, (comprising the small of the back, the lower side muscles and lower abdomen) all the hip muscles and the upper parts of the thighs. The condition of this region is very important to every- one in the matter of general health. Furthermore, the development of this region is important to the young man and beginner in physical training; yet many neglect it for the arms and other more conspicuous parts. Lastly, attention to this region is important to the older man, because it is this part of the body that starts to deteriorate first.