Joe Weider came from humble origins in Depression-era Montreal, but he never doubted that he was destined for something great. Strength training was the tool he used to transform himself, and he wanted to make sure that everyone, everywhere, had access to it. The Master Blaster brought fitness to the masses, and we salute him for it.
Fitness wasn't just about physique for Weider. It was about taking control of your life and maximizing your ability. To mark Joe Weider's passing, we revisit his story, his most timeless lessons, and his legacy as remembered by the fitness legends who knew him.
Memorial Service Webcast
Joe Weider's Memorial Service was held Sunday, April 14, 2013. It was a memorable event of stories and successes that will never be forgotten. The complete Memorial webcast replay is now available.
Joe Weider was more than a publisher and promoter. He was strength training's most charismatic prophet at a time when it languished in obscurity. Learn how the Master Blaster succeeded against the odds.
Mr. Weider did a lot for Bodybuilding. But let me just say this Bob Hoffman 1898 -1985 was the father of World Weightlifting and founder of York Barbell Club was the US. Olympic weightlifting coach 1948 till 1964 .also promoted the sport of powerlifting and bodybuilding. He was successfully and promoted the widespread use of weights for virtually all sports .From early 1930s to the late 1970 Bob Hoffman dominated the sport of weightlifting ,bodybuilding ,powerlifting and I could go on .Just think if they had worked with each other what it would all mean today for all of us.