If you have ever lifted a weight, drank a protein drink, read a bodybuilding magazine, sat on a weight bench, or watched an Arnold movie, you owe a debt of thanks to the “Master Blaster,” Joe Weider. His is a story of one scrawny weakling, “tired of putting his head down and walking away to avoid trouble,” transforming himself into the true father of bodybuilding. “Skin and bones. That is all I was. I needed some muscle,” Weider is quoted as saying when talking about his own childhood transformation.
But fit as he still was, no one lives forever. The fitness world lost a great mentor, yesterday, when Weider passed away at 93, but his legacy will last till the end of time. Thanks, Joe. RIP.