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Is A Man As Strong As His Back? – Strength Magazine – February, 1926

The adage “A Man is as Strong as His Back,” was certainly proven to me in a college town where I was the director of a local gymnasium, when I offered ten dollars to any man who could lift my weights over-head. I merely made the offer for advertising purposes, but, to my delight, I received far more than notoriety from it; for many interesting facts concerning muscular development and body defects were inculcated to me, which later proved to be invaluable. Since this article is in conjunction with my previous articles concerning the deformities of the back and the spine, it behooves me to tell you this story.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas