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Light Dumbbell Exercises – Strength Magazine – September, 1916

In trying to estimate the respective value of light and heavy exercise, I think we can get the clearest idea by making a comparison with dancing. Ordinary ballroom dancing can be learned and practiced by anyone; instruction is really not necessary, because anyone who has the faculty of observation can quickly acquire the ability to perform such extremely simple movements as the “One-Step,” “hesitations,” and other such dances. Dancing of this kind is light exercise; you can kept it up for hours, but it does not bring development except in a slight degree, nor does it give strength.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas