History

The Mat – Strength Magazine – December, 1927

There has been, since the earliest days of the physical exercise movement, a great deal of controversy concerning the proper method of breathing; whether one should inhale and exhale, principally with diaphragmatic control; whether or not the upper chest should play a major or minor part in the act of respiration; etc. The advocates of each idea have argued pro and con on the subject, and yet to this day, after many years of discussion, the question is undecided so far as the majority of physical educators are concerned.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas