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.
Tributes: Remembering Joe
Bodybuilding.com will provide a free, live webcast stream from Joe Weider's memorial service in Santa Monica, CA on April 14, 2013.
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.
The "Master Blaster" taught the world how to train and eat for maximum health and fitness. A personal remembrance of this one-of-a-kind fitness icon.
Joe Weider built the fitness industry as we know it. Celebrate the long and legendary life of the Master Blaster with this collection of 30 timeless photos.
The Weider Principles have been venerated, debated, derided, rediscovered and used for decades. But modern science confirms their value more than ever!
Until Joe Weider took the reins, bodybuilding was an obscure hardgainer of a sport. In the wake of his passing, we should all celebrate his profound influence.
Joe Weider may have been an excellent coach, but his lessons reached far beyond biceps. Cory Everson remembers the life training she received from Joe.
Together, they made history, changed lives and shaped countless bodies. Arnold Schwarzenegger salutes his friend and mentor, the Father of Bodybuilding.
The Weider brothers created the Ms. Olympia in 1980. It's high time we give female bodybuilders the same respect we give to the men. Here are five reasons!
Joe Weider was like a father to Lee Labrada, who knew the Master Blaster through business and bodybuilding. Lee remembers the Trainer of Champions.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a bodybuilder or fitness person whose life wasn't influenced by Joe. Many of them shared their thoughts on his passing with us.
Weider - the name is so famous in the world of bodybuilding that you can't spend a day in the sport without hearing it.
People say you were never a lifter, your vitamins are bad, Muscle & Fitness is crap, you make too much money, you lie to kids about their gains. The myths are debunked.
Find out what the science of bodybuilding means to Joe Weider, the history behind it, the beginning years and all about the Weider principles and where they came from!
Ric shares his tribute to Joe Weider, who passed away at age 93. Godfather and icon of bodybuiilding. Ric Drasin's relationship with Joe and how he mentored his career.