History

Speed and Strength-with Bar Bells – Strength Magazine – August, 1926

What the dickens has a bar bell or a pair of dumb-bells got to do with winning a hundred yard dash in the hair-splitting, record-making time of nine and three-fifths seconds?” So asked a friend of mine during a discussion on sprint racing which cropped up after we had witnessed some spectacular running at one of the big track meets. From one thing we passed on to another, and I happened to remark how singular it was that most sprinters did not appear to realize the value of training with weights to acquire greater speed.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas