The Mat – Strength Magazine – July, 1925

I have often been questioned as to what effect bar-bell training would have upon the development of a boxer, whether such training would develop a punch with more “kick” behind it, or if greater speed and endurance would be created by it. My answer has always been, “Positively yes!” The reason is that a boxer, more than any other athlete, relies upon the full e~tension and flexion of his muscles, particularly in the .delivery of a straight left. If one muscle is contracted too much in a normal condition, the boxer is unable to secure full extension. of his arm, simply because he cannot secure full extension of that muscle.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas