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Can Any One Be Strong? – Strength Magazine – January, 1930

Honestly, it is alarming how many men harbor the idea that greater strength for them is out of the question. They have the idea that those who greatly improve their strength and muscular development are favored sons of Mother Nature and that they themselves are outcasts. Such ideas are alarming because they keep the physical standard of the human race down. Such fellows do not keep their absurd ideas to themselves but implant them in the minds of the younger beginners. They put doubt in the younger minds by telling them anyone is wasting his time trying to improve his strength and development because there is only one way to be strong and that is to be born that way. They mean you have to born with a good physical start or all your efforts are worthless.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas