While deep in bodybuilding research, rummaging through dated copies of Your Physique, Muscle Builder, and Santé et Développement Physique hoping that the yellowed pages stay intact (one must not forget, these are sacred items), it became clear to me that, in the early establishments of muscle magazine, one can easily find messages of nationalism and nation pride … Continue reading Build Muscle, Win the War
In August 1940, the first issue of Joe Weider's Your Physique hit the shelves. According to some sources, Weider began working on the magazine when he was 17 years old, only to complete it 3 years later. With the little money he had - considering that he worked during the Great Depression - Weider purchased a … Continue reading Your Physique #1
As the New Year is finally upon us with all of its grandeur and its unmet resolutions, we can’t help but enter the gym and think to ourselves “Hope the Bench Press line-up will soon disperse.” But, our minds also wander to the men and women whose New Year resolutions never die out; the ones … Continue reading The History of the Mr.Olympia Contest
Each of the following exercises was to be performed for 2 sets of 6 reps only. Weider emphasised the need to lift heavy weights with as good form as possible. So adamant was Joe on this point that he often wrote you should be struggling to hit the 6th rep on the 1st set! So … Continue reading Joe Weider’s 1954 Power and Bulk Routine
\As the Mr.Olympia came to another close by crowing Phil “the Gift” Heath as the Sandow holder for the 7th time, let’s pull back and the study the origin of the biggest bodybuilding federation in the world. Before proceeding it is important to note that the alleged founder of the IFBB, Joe Weider’s life is … Continue reading The International Federation of BodyBuilding – Origin??