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Muscular Development–And How It Is Influenced By The Kind Of Exercise You Take – Strength Magazine, July, 1917

Ethnologists point out the fact that men born and bred in high mountain-ranges acquire powerfully developed legs and big roomy chests; and that among people who live by the seacoast and spend their working hours in fishing-boats, the men acquire big powerful muscles on the arms, shoulders, and chest. Everyone who has investigated the subject knows that one’s environment, or one’s vocation, largely controls one’s development.

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