My passion for bodybuilding has shaped my interests and expanded them into many areas—from anatomy to diet and nutrition to the nature of motivation. I would like to revisit some of the books and people who have influenced my path.
First, of course, would be Peary and Mabel Rader and Iron Man, which was the first bodybuilding magazine I read and the one I personally identified with. I liked the way the Raders saw “bodybuilding” as part of a bigger picture, not an isolated end in itself. I felt that Peary and Mabel were pioneers on a mission, and because of them I became an evangelist.
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