Longhorn Power: The History of Strength Training at Texas

For the better part of the 20th century, strength training was not a part of an athlete’s training regimen.  In fact, many believed strength training to have a negative effect on athletes, especially their health and performance, and therefore advised against it.  The head coaches and trainers at the University of Texas also had reservations about strength training and did not fully invest in strength training until the late 1970s.  The Longhorn Power online exhibit explores the history of strength training at the University of Texas and how it has developed into one of the most important aspects of sport for athletes today.

Click here to visit the exhibit: http://projects.starkcenter.org/exhibits/show/longhornpower