Joe Weider: In Honor of The Creator

If you follow us, there is a decent chance you know who this man (Joe Weider) is. If you aren’t familiar with the name, then maybe you’ve heard of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Maybe you’ve even heard of a few magazines including Men’s Fitness, Shape, Flex, and Muscle&Fitness. Perhaps you’ve tried a Tiger’s Milk bar or some Schiff Glucosamine. You might have even read about the International Federation of Bodybuilders or Mr/Mrs Olympia. You can give Joe Weider credit for most of that.

Along with his brother Ben and his wife Betty Brosmer, Joe turned bodybuilding into what it is today. From building his own barbells from car parts, to writing magazines in his teenage years, Joe has done it all. Arnold claims he would have never come to the United States if it wasn’t for the man known as The Creator. Now he might have only stood 5’11” but all of his ideas and innovation could barely fit into that frame. Despite legal issues that surfaced as a result of some supplements not working (don’t buy weight loss pills) almost everything he has done has been golden for the fitness industry.
I just wanted to shortly thank Mr. Weider for providing me with so much. I’ve read his magazines, used his nutritional products, watched the Olympia and dreamed of magically getting my IFBB pro-card in the mail, and followed Arnold since I was a child. You can see in a past post that Arnold has always been one of my most influential figures in terms of my fitness quest since I was young. So once again, thanks, Joe; every time I go in the gym and load my plate with barbells, I’ll do an extra rep just for you.

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  1. yourtruthdiet

    March 26, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I’m a huge fan of Men’s Fitness. I started reading that magazine in hopes of encouraging my father to become more healthy. It’s good to know more about the guys who are responsible for such good work. Thanks for this post………Healthy Work!

  2. jsresults

    March 27, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Awesome post! Beyond respectful! Joe Weider Will be greatly missed

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  4. Ronald Jefferson

    August 5, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Helpful information. Lucky me I discovered your website accidentally, and I’m shocked why this coincidence didn’t happened in advance! I bookmarked it.

  5. josh waweru

    April 19, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Thats great