Athletic Habit, a term which implies a strong < of body. Among the , it signified a robust and corpulent such as the athtetae endeauvoured to acquire.

The athletic habit is cor as the highest point . yet such a state is equally precarious, and exposed to danger when the body is no longer capable of improvement, the next change must be for the reverse: hence " its most healthy condition closely borders on disease; and the seeds of distemper are planted in the v fulness or luxuriance of our fluids."