History

How to Develop the Muscles of the Leg – Strength Magazine – November, 1925

“That fellow has developed his upper body at the expense of his legs. Isn t It a shame they re so scrawny looking?” I was very embarrassed to hear this remark referred to me several years ago, when I first became interested in muscular development. I was exercising in a gym, and had just gotten through, when I overheard this remark. I had never thought of exercising my legs. In my earnestness to become a good hand balancer, I had sacrificed them in order to perfect my upper body. It made me very sad, but I resolved to overcome this fault, due to my negligence, and almost immediately afterward entered upon a course to build up my leg muscles.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas