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.



  • Olympia 2021 Men's Finals

    Can detail beat size? The comparisons are close, but we might just have a new Olympia champion!

  • Olympia Men's Pre-Judging

    All eyes are on the world's top bodybuilders as they take the stage to see who nailed their prep and who missed the chance to own the Olympia stage.

  • 2021 Olympia Predictions: Men's Divisions

    Forecasting the Olympia used to be as challenging as guessing the temperature in Las Vegas in July. But with three new champions in as many years, 2021's competition is as close as it gets!

  • 2019 Men's Olympia Predictions: Is This Brandon Curry's Year?

    The biggest event in bodybuilding is almost here: the crowning of this year's Mr. Olympia! We've got the lowdown and predictions on all the men's Olympia divisions for the 2019 best-in-the-world competition.

  • Is Brandon Curry the Next Mr. Olympia?

    After his shape-over-size victory at the 2019 Arnold Classic, does long-time competitor and comeback hero Brandon Curry finally have what it takes to win it all in Vegas this September?

  • 2019 Arnold Classic Preview: Can William Bonac Repeat?

    The Arnold Sports Festival is just around the corner and it's time to hash out which of the biggest and brawniest men in the bodybuilding game will come out on top at the 31st annual Arnold Classic.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...