Breaking Toothpicks is a Weakling’s Trick – Strength Magazine – January, 1930Copy of Strength_1930_01_pp-59.pdf

Which class are you in? Can you lift 200 pounds and more with one hand; bend and break a horseshoe; tear two decks of playing cards or chin yourself with one hand? Most of my pupils can. They, too, were in the ” toothpick breaking” class when they first came to me. Today, they do most of these things themselves. They are the best developed men in their communities. The boys worship them like they do their favorite athletic hero’ Clubs and societies come running after them; they want these real looking fellows.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas