The following paragraph is excerpted from John Jesse’s remarkable book titled “Wrestling Physical Conditioning Encyclopedia”, published by The Athletic Press, Pasadena, CA, in 1974.
“There is no shortcut to strength development, as there is none for the development of skill, agility, speed or endurance. No amount of fancy gimmicks or equipment or adoption of alleged time-saving ‘fads’ will substitute for a long term program of hard work, that is required to develop the quality of strength needed by a person for optimum performance in his specialty. Greater progress during the past 15 years has been the result of harder work by the athletes, not by resorting to shortcuts and less work.”
The Old-School Tough.