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John Balik

  • The Workout and Happiness

    Happy New Year—a perennial cliché!  Can anything or anybody make you happy? To paraphrase a well-known line from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar,...

    Blog PostJohn BalikFebruary 11, 2015
  • New Year Resolutions

    January first, the birth of a new year.  Time...

    LatestJohn BalikJanuary 15, 2015
  • Another Rewarding Olympia Weekend

    Joe Weider as something that would give Larry Scott...

    LatestJohn BalikDecember 15, 2014
  • Muscle Beach Breakfast Club

    I have been a part of Muscle Beach Venice...

    LatestJohn BalikNovember 15, 2014
  • Bodybuilding Wisdom

    I’m preparing to give a 30-minute presentation on the...

    LatestJohn BalikOctober 15, 2014
  • Rewards That Last a Lifetime

    Summer. How did it get here so fast, and...

    LatestJohn BalikSeptember 15, 2014
  • Memories of a Legend

    This month we present a guest editorial, an homage...

    LatestJohn BalikAugust 15, 2014
  • Do No Harm

    The phrase, “First, do no harm,” is attributed to the Hippocratic oath that is historically taken by physicians. It should be...

    LatestJohn BalikJuly 31, 2014
  • Larry Scott: Game-Changer

    Larry Scott was a catalyst whose effect on the...

    LatestJohn BalikJune 15, 2014
  • Once In A Lifetime

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

    LatestJohn BalikMay 15, 2014
  • It’s Not Just About Muscle

    Most nonbodybuilders think of bodybuilding—the use of progressive-resistance training—as...

    LatestJohn BalikApril 15, 2014
  • Coping With Reality

    I had a rare cold this past week, and...

    LatestJohn BalikMarch 15, 2014
  • The Foundation of Physical Culture

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

    LatestJohn BalikJanuary 16, 2014
  • Actions, Routines and Habits

    We are creatures of habit. We have all heard...

    LatestJohn BalikNovember 15, 2013
  • Inspiration and Perspiration

    As a young man my father raced bicycles. That...

    LatestJohn BalikOctober 15, 2013