Joe Weider is the icon of Bodybuilding and Fitness. Not only that, he was the creator of first Mr. Olympia contest and co-founder of IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilders).
Today it is universally accepted that to be healthy one must exercise and eat a nutritionally balanced diet. But it wasn't always that way. The world owes this understanding, in large part, to the lifelong efforts of legendary Joe Weider.
Joe Weider is recognized as the man who changed the way the world understands the connection between exercise, nutrition, and good health.
Joe Weider can be referred as "Father of Bodybuilding" because he really deserved it. Not only that guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronnie Coleman, and other famous bodybuilders became legends because of the contest that Joe Weider invented, but he also created and popularized weights and machinery that are seen in the gyms today. Fitness and Bodybuilding fans should be thankful for his inventions because Joe Weider is the synonym for Exercise and Healthy Nutrition.
A legend, Joe Weider, was born in 1920 and grew up in a Montreal, Canada. He wasn't born rich. After he left school when he was 12 he worked in a market, delivering fruit and groceries and he had to work hard every day for him and his family who were on the edge of survival.
Since he was often bullied when he was a child as very skinny and weak boy, soon as he discovered first strength magazines he started to lift with an old axle and two flywheels as they were barbell and weights. By the age of 15, nobody bullied him anymore. On his first contest in Montreal, Joe Weider lifted 70 pounds more than other competitors. Joe continued following his path and he made up to become a most famous legend of Bodybuilding.
It wasn't very easy for Joe to make it up, but he showed everyone what you can earn with hard effort and dedication. Joe Weider once poor and scrawny boy, became a Fitness Icon and creator of one of the most popular competitions today.
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