Joe Weider was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Louis and Anna, Jewish immigrants from Poland. He published the first issue of "Your Physique" magazine in 1936 when he was 17 years old, and built a set of barbells out of car wheels and axles the same year out of the family garage on Coloniale street in Montreal. He designed numerous training courses beginning in the 1950s, including the Weider System of Bodybuilding. He would later discover the young Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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