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The Mat – Strength Magazine – February, 1925

Every person who practices with bar-bells delights in exhibiting his abilities before his friends, in order to prove the results of his conscientious training. In fact, he knows that his friends expect him to deliver the goods; and then there is always that exhilarating feeling of pride that comes from being admired. It does not matter how great or how little we decry the mat1 who plays to the grandstand, secretly or openly, we all more or less welcome the chance to do so.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas