Lonnie Teper


Lonnie Teper is an award-winning journalist and emcee who broke into the industry with an article for Muscle & Fitness in 1983. Since then, he has also penned stories for FLEX, IRON MAN (where he was Editor-at-Large), MuscleMag International, Muscular Development, and Sports Fitness among others. He has been a contributor to Bodybuilding.com for the past 15 years.



  • Shawn Rhoden's 2018 Mr. Olympia Win: Anatomy Of An Upset

    It was a long and winding road that led the latest Mr. Olympia champ to the throne. Here's how Shawn Rhoden achieved the win of a lifetime!

  • 2018 Men's Olympia Predictions: Phil Heath Aims to Make History in Vegas

    Phil Heath, who has his collection of haters hoping annually for a new Mr. O, should disappoint the naysayers once more with his eighth consecutive victory.

  • 2018 Arnold Classic Preview: Biggest Stars Of Bodybuilding Set To Clash

    Who's going to take the podium this year? It's anybody's guess!

  • The Swami's 2017 Olympia Predictions

    Can anybody derail the Phil Heath Express at this season's Mr. Olympia? Although anything's possible, this is one train that shows no signs of stopping!

  • Dallas McCarver, 1991-2017

    The world of elite bodybuilding mourns the loss of one of its up-and-coming stars, IFBB pro Dallas McCarver.

  • 2007 Early Season Contest Preview - Iron Man Pro.

    Here is a sneak preview of the IM Pro line-up a day earlier; the press conference, where I weigh in each competitor... Get the lowdown on who is competing (or not) at this year's Iron Man Pro and who might have a shot!

  • Swami Sez - Rookie Top Cookie At The 2006 Nationals!

    The Swami makes his predictions for the 2006 Nationals that will be taking place this November 10-11, 2006 in Miami Beach, Florida. Will Evan Centopani pull it off? Get the latest...

  • Gift Wrapped - Phil Heath's Auspicious Debut!

    Phil Heath is seven for seven from the field on a bodybuilding stage. Here I'll discuss the controversy at the New York show and where he might place if he competes at the big dance. Check it out and see if you agree!

  • The Return Of Gary Strydom!

    At 47 years old, Strydom looks better than the era when he was one of the IFBB's top stars. A brief history and what he's planning to do is included. Also see how he feels about the industry. Check it out.

  • 2006 Iron Man Pro Preview!

    Will Priest be serving mass at the IRON MAN Pro? We will have to wait and see. This review will list some of the competitors and what some of them should bring to the show. Read on...

  • Paul Demayo, AKA 'Quadzilla' Laid To Rest.

    It's the typical bright and sunny June 7 day in Southern California. But, writing this column is anything but cheery...