Posts by: John Balik, Publisher

Larry Scott: Game-Changer

/ Posted 06.15.2014

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Larry Scott was a catalyst whose effect on … continue reading

Once In A Lifetime

/ Posted 05.15.2014

IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] I started working out in 1956, using the … continue reading

It’s Not Just About Muscle

/ Posted 04.15.2014

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Most nonbodybuilders think of bodybuilding—the use of progressive-resistance … continue reading

Coping With Reality

/ Posted 03.15.2014

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] I had a rare cold this past week, … continue reading

The Foundation of Physical Culture

/ Posted 01.16.2014

The passing of Dan Lurie, bodybuilding pioneer and publisher of Muscle Training Illustrated, at the age of 90

Actions, Routines and Habits

/ Posted 11.15.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] We are creatures of habit. We have all … continue reading

Inspiration and Perspiration

/ Posted 10.15.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] As a young man my father raced bicycles. … continue reading

Casey Viator: A Bodybuilding Prodigy

/ Posted 09.15.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] A prodigy by definition is an extraordinarily talented … continue reading

Remembering Casey Viator

/ Posted 09.06.2013

Casey Viator was a bodybuilding prodigy winning the AAU Mr. America as a teenager, the first and only person to … continue reading

Merchant of Dreams Joe Weider

/ Posted 08.16.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] I first met Joe Weider in 1968 through … continue reading

Change to Evolve

/ Posted 07.24.2013

Everyone accepts the need for change due to our changing world, but when it comes to doing something to create that change, we begin to rationalize.

Right Place Right Time

/ Posted 06.24.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] I started working out in a friend’s basement … continue reading

The Cost-Benefit Ratio and Your Workout Goals

/ Posted 05.26.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] The start of a new year always energizes … continue reading

Remembering Sergio Oliva

/ Posted 04.22.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Sergio Oliva: July 4, 1941–November 12, 2012 When … continue reading

Living Long and Living Well

/ Posted 03.25.2013

[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More] Recently, I read an in-depth article in the … continue reading

Arnold’s Latest: Total Recall

/ Posted 12.26.2012

Is there any American immigrant story—or a life story anywhere—that approaches the level of accomplishment that Arnold Schwarzenegger has achieved in the past 40-plus years?

Defining the Bodybuilding Lifestyle

/ Posted 10.17.2012

[Download a free issue of Iron Man Magazine for iPhone and iPad] In defining the bodybuilding lifestyle, IRON MAN follows … continue reading

John Kemper

/ Posted 09.12.2012

[Download a free issue of Iron Man Magazine for iPhone and iPad] I met John Kemper by accident, an accident … continue reading

Arnold and The Plan

/ Posted 08.09.2012

[Download a free issue of Iron Man Magazine for iPhone and iPad] Many people go to the gym without a … continue reading

Bodybuilding Bedrock

/ Posted 07.11.2012

[Download a free issue of Iron Man Magazine for iPhone and iPad] The bedrock principle of Iron Man magazine from … continue reading

Old School New Body Is Here!

/ Posted 06.18.2012

I get a sense of pride when someone from our bodybuilding world takes proper weight training to the masses. I … continue reading

Physique, Bodybuilding and Physical Culture

/ Posted 06.15.2012

[Download a free issue of Iron Man Magazine for iPhone and iPad] Physique. Bodybuilding. Bodybuilder. Physical culture. We all know … continue reading

Character and Charisma: Bob Kennedy

/ Posted 05.15.2012

Late in 1975, I sent Bob Kennedy, unsolicited, a few photos of Arnold that I had shot just before he … continue reading

Nutritional Time Bomb

/ Posted 04.07.2012

My passion for bodybuilding has shaped my interests and expanded them into many areas—from anatomy to diet and nutrition to … continue reading

Evolution and Revolution

/ Posted 09.29.2010

I first met Michael Neveux in 1980; we both had photo assignments from Joe Weider to shoot the Mr. America … continue reading

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