More Inspiration: Bob Paris
I almost forgot one of my other influences and heroes, bodybuilder and author Bob Paris. At age 23, I found Bob’s book in my friend Paul’s book collection after having first moved to Los Angeles. I was transfixed both by Bob’s body and his easygoing writing style. It only increased my esteem for him to know that he had co-authored a book with his (then) partner Rod Jackson. I devoured Bob’s book, “Beyond Built,” like it had an expiration date. Eight years later, his body continues to inspire me, because he’s adapted and changed it over the years. He’s an example of a guy who cares about both his body and his mind.