History

Will It Slow Me Up? – Strength Magazine – January, 1920

From the KNockers of the “weight lifting” system of development, as its detractors love to call it, comes the oft-repeated wail–”Weight lifting will slow a man up and make him muscle-bound.” To those who really know, this is ridiculous and needs no denial. The bar-bell as a developer is at the present time coming into such wide use by men who a short time before had never heard of it, that it might be well to devote a little time to this subject.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas