Moderation – Editorial – Strength Magazine – April 1930

Moderation – A word of wonderful meaning and though generally used as a word of admonition, it may be used as the keynote of success in many things, even life itself. Yes, it is a word which carries tremendous power when properly understood and given practical application. For some time considerable observations have been made of the effect of competitive athletics on the participants. A belief has fast been gaining ground that the highly specialized competitive athletics of school and college are far from beneficial in their effect upon the immature student. As a recent addition to the warnings of the danger in athletic specialization by immature youths we have word of a slightly unofficial nature from the American Medical Association in an editorial in Hygeia Magazine, wherein attention is called to the necessity of safeguarding the health of participants by means of more thorough preliminary physical examinations.