Remembering Grimek – Iron Game History – April 1999

The news of John Grimek’s passing brought a tear to my eye, as I’m sure it did to the eyes of the generations of bodybuilders and lifters he inspired. Like perhaps no other person in iron game history, the “Monarch of Muscledom” had an impact which rippled through time and space, indelibly affecting every muscle aspirant in its wake. Grimek’s influence had a domino effect, spreading to people in all walks of life. He had a major impact on three people I know very well—a Catholic priest from Nebraska, a Louisiana judge, and me.