History

Speed: It’s Relation to Strength – Strength Magazine – February, 1921

Speed in either mechanics or athletics- is an interesting subject. Now, in discussing anatomy we often speak of the muscles and the organs of the body. But a muscle is an organ. It is an organ of motion. It moves. And that’s mighty important. It is the most important function in life, and you find it in the simplest and most primitive cell. The most elementary forms of life have only two functions, movement and digestion, and movement plays a part in digestion. It is the first thing that distinguishes animal life from vegetable, although even some flowers and leaves move, opening and closing. So the next time one of your high~brow friends is inclined to sneer at muscle culture, just sit on him.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas