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H.F. Smith – Strength Magazine – May, 1917

H. F. Smith, of Seattle, Washington, whose pictures appear on page 19, acquired his development by a few months practice of Progressive Bar-Bell Exercise. The above photographs were taken last winter, and show the results of about four months’ steady practice. His measurements at present are as follows: Normal chest 38 inches, biceps 14 inches, thigh 22 inches, height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 149 lbs. He can raise 110 pounds in a one-arm lift above the head, and about 150 pounds in a two-arm lift, and these are very good performances for a beginner of Mr. Smith’s size and weight. He tells me that his family and friends are amazed at the improvement in his physique, and they consider him the strongest 18-year-old boy they have ever seen.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas