In this Olympic year, we look back at the international achievements of Ben Weider. From the femalemuscle.com article by Rob Wilkins:
(People's Republic of China), is the third largest country in the
world, with a population of 1.3 billion or 22% of the total population
in the world. It is also one of the four oldest civilizations in the
world with a written history that can be traced back over 4,000 years.
The martial arts were one of the primary methods of physical fitness
due to their ability to develop cardiovascular fitness as well as
muscular strength. Prior to Ben Weider's influence, weight training was
rare in China. However, Chinese youngsters were fascinated with this
new sport called bodybuilding and the muscles that it built.