|Joe's Wife - Betty was an hourglass.|
I love working out. It's my way of dealing with stress. I'm also a perfectionist. Here's my old back and shoulder workouts (also, just walk). I still have old clippings from Muscle and Fitness of workout plans that are great building block routines for newbies and when getting back to the gym. Weider was selling products and a spiel, but every single nonfiction piece of writing is selling you something. It might be a product or it might be propaganda. Weider's message, while promoting his products, was that with enough discipline, you could be a bigger, and in your eyes, a better man. Weider used to sell ephedra laced products, which worked like a charm for weight loss. Those eventually got banned when a 320 lb MLB pitcher collapsed after taking them. "Dozens died" as the NY Times put it in their call to ban it. Where's the call to ban antidepressants? The NY Times doesn't want you self sufficient, masculine and feeling proud of achieving something for your end. It is not surprising that they'd subtly mock a man like Weider. Thank you Joe Weider and may you rest in peace. Excuse me, I'm off to do some deadlifts.