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The Mat – Strength Magazine – May, 1924

Clothes of any kind are a distinct hindrance to exercise, and I still cannot see why a man should wear more than a pair of trunk~, or even a jock-strap. If his room is well carpeted, it should not be even necessary to wear shoes or slippers. I think it is a great mistake to try to take one’s exercise in winter in a room which is so chilly that the temperature is little, if any, higher than the temperature out of doors. You will get the greatest benefit from your exercise if you take it under the most pleasant possible conditions.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas