The Mat – Strength Magazine – January, 1930

Of considerable importance, and we might say interest, is the subject of the proper age at which one should start serious exercising or physical train ing. Generally, we consider fifteen or sixteen to be the ideal age for beginning serious exercise; and, in the majority of cases, the earliest age at which a boy should think of regular training efforts. However, we know that a large number of boys become thorough enthusiasts at an earlier age and insist on getting right into action. Quite a number of fathers believe their sons should start real early and encourage the boys to do so: this, of course, adds to the desire which is burning in the mind of the boy.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas