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Gymnastics for Health and Strength – Strength Magazine – March, 1926

The bar bell athlete is more accomplished in a greater number of sports than any other type of athlete. He is capable of running, jumping, boxing, wrestling, playing football, baseball, in fact, everything, because he has the power. He has the advantage of a well-balanced body in which every muscle understands coordination. As a gymnast he is supreme. Being physically better equipped and more capable, he learns stunts upon the various forms of gymnastic apparatus much more readily.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas