GOOD NEWS: Any exercise should stop as soon as fatigue is felt


Cornell Professor of Physical Education and Athletics Charles Van Patten (“Tar”) Young cautioned in his first lecture of the year to the gym class:

Any exercise should be carried on only to the point where slight fatigue results and interest is still keen, for it is when exercise is carried to the point of exhaustion and the mind fails to react when called upon for activity in other directions that it fails of its purpose and is likely sooner or later to be discontinued in any form.”

Good advice.  Why take chances?  One wonders how Mr. James Thorpe, “The Perfect Man,” managed to engage in so much exercise.  Possibly he had the celebrated Miss Kesterling as his gym teacher.

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