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History

Oscar Matthes – Strength Magazine – January, 1917

All of us who are interested in muscular development and heavy dumbbell work owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Oscar Matthes, of Lawrence, Mass., who was one of the pioneer lifters in America. He made great records thirty years ago and is well known as a lifter all over New England. Mr. Matthes is the man who is responsible for the development of John Y. Smith, and induced Smith to make the lift mentioned in the July number of STRENGTH.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas