Tests of Strength.

Some discussion having arisen as to the value of the strength tests made at the regular examinations at the gymnasium, the attention of the students is called to the opportunity now offered for a more elaborate test of the various groups of muscles in the body. The old tests are necessarily limited in number, and only those are used which are calculated to give one a fair idea of the general strength of the body.

It often happens that a man does not get an opportunity to bring his strongest muscles into play, or that he is handicapped in his strength of legs by having a weak grip, or in his strength of arms (that is; the times he can pull and push his weight up) by having large hips and lower limbs.

The apparatus now at the gymnasium will afford students an opportunity to make absolute tests of the muscles of the neck, trunk, scapula, humerus, forearms, thighs, legs, etc., and thus ascertain his real strength in any part.

The tests which are now being made are of the biceps, pectorals, abductors of the legs, and extensors of the head and neck. Notice will be given in the CRIMSON from day to day of the tests that are to be made, also the best records made in the different tests up to date. The trials will take place any afternoon between 4 and 5 o'clock on the main floor of the gymnasium. Students are advised to exercise enough to get thoroughly warmed up before making the tests, and not to make more than three trials on the different dynamometers the same day.

Evins, L. S., biceps 230 k., pectorals 75 k., abductors of the legs 95 k.; Carpenter, L. S., biceps 211 k.; Macleod '91, biceps 211 k., abductors of legs, 76 k; Crane '94, pectorals 74 k.; Donnellan, L. S., pectorals 73 k.; Mason, L. S., abductors of the legs 80 k., extensors of the neck 100 k.; Chase extensors of the neck 80 k.; Burgess '93, extensors of the neck 80 k.; Hale '93, extensors of the neck 80 k.