History

The Mat – Strength Magazine – September, 1926

As long as boys are boys, they will always chin the bar and “skin the cat.” There is no difference between the boy of today and the boy of twenty-five or fifty years ago as far as that goes. I well remember my first struggling attempt to pull my chin on a line with the bar, and my first dizzy, breathless sail when I “skinned the cat.” Some one once said that men were only grown-up boys, and I suppose that is true. We get a little more serious as the years go by, but we all love to relax and enter into our separate pleasures with the gusto of boyhood, as much as we possibly can.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas