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The Permanency of Weight Lifting Strength – Strength Magazine – September, 1920

I have often heard young fellows and even older men make remarks similar to this one: “Veight-lifting is all right, but you must keep up training or you will lose the strength so developed.” Needless to say, these fellows are not weight-lifters, nor do they ever hope to be. They are, as a general rule, advocates of other systems of training and realizing that weight-lifters have it on them, not only in feats of strength but often in endurance,, speed and apparatus work, these remarks become nothing more than “sour grapes.”

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas