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Author Archives: John Balik

Memories of a Legend

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] This month we present a guest editorial, an homage to a great athlete, bodybuilder and Iron Man cover man, Terry Robinson, by George and Tuesday Coates.  I was first introduced ...

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Do No Harm

The phrase, “First, do no harm,” is attributed to the Hippocratic oath that is historically taken by physicians. It should be the mantra of any bodybuilder who sees bodybuilding as the lifestyle that it was meant to be. Lifestyle means a way of living.

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It’s Not Just About Muscle

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Most nonbodybuilders think of bodybuilding—the use of progressive-resistance training—as being simply about muscle and strength. The process does have the unique ability to transform anyone physically, but besides ...

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Remembering Casey Viator

Casey Viator was a bodybuilding prodigy winning the AAU Mr. America as a teenager, the first and only person to ever do so. I first saw him at the AAU Mr. America contest in 1970 which I co-promoted with Bill ...

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