Joe Weider dies aged 93


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Just read about Joe Weider's passing on the BBC news site.

The Conan the Barbarian Star paid tribute to the man he called "the godfather of fitness."

"He taught us that through hard work and training we could all be champions," said the former California governor in a statement on his website.

Yup, hard work and training... with the addition of a few "special" supplements along the way! ;)

I remember my dad getting a set of Weider plastic-coated concrete weights and a Weider bench when I was about 10 years old. They came with a set of exercise wall-charts. I had no clue about training so I followed the charts to the letter. There were rather too many exercises but there was a core of solid lifts. If I had only known how to eat, I might have made some good gains. Still, thanks to my dad and Mr Weider, I started along a path that I'm still enjoying today.

RIP Mr. Weider.