about eric

About Eric


Welcome! Thanks for stopping by to visit Iron Beast Mag for the muscle enthusiast. Where we cater to those who love the sport of bodybuilding.

I hope that you find it enjoyable and informative and will want to come back time and time again.

Being a comic book fan growing up I fell in love with the big muscled characters. Little did I know at the time that a look similar to that was possible.

It just seemed all to unreal to a young teen at the time. But one day while walking on the train tracks near my home I came across a old Joe Weider Muscle Builder magazine.

I was shocked to the core. I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing. These guys looked like my comic book heroes. Right then and there I knew nothing was going to stop me from looking like that.

Thus, I devoured that magazine. I made my own make shift gym out of boards, cedar blocks, bricks and iron pipe. Wasn’t really to sure I was doing things right, but I trained every day.

Here are a couple of pictures from my competition days you’ll find a lot more in the gallery and when I went to the 2001 Mr. O as well.

Eric Huntley Eric Huntley

The bodybuilders I grew up with were Rick Wayne, Harold Poole, Dave Draper, Serge Nubret, Ken Waller, Boyer Coe, Albert Beckles, Johnny Fuller, Bertil Fox, Casey Viator, Chris Dickerson, Mike Mentzer, Franco Columbo, Frank Zane, Ed Corney, Larry Scott, Lou Ferrigno and of course Arnold Schwarzenegger.

At the 2001 Mr. Olympia I got to meet some the bobybuilding greats men & women. The are also pictures of some fallen heroes who are no longer with us.

Even after 40+ years I still love bodybuilding. I still can’t wait for the Mr. Olympia to come around every year.

Much respect to the guys gals who put their heart & soul into this sport and who have taken their bodies to places they never thought possible.





20 thoughts on “About Eric

  1. Your story is awe-inspiring. To think your dream started as a teenager. You sure followed through. You appear to be one of the greats!. Wow! You have a lot to contribute to the body-building world. Especially when you started out with little equipment. That should allow you to help people get started. 

    1. Hi Paula

      Thank you for the comment. Yes I’ve compete and been around the sport for over 30 years. I know a thing or two. Though I no longer compete I’m still a bobybuilder at heart. Still love to sling the iron. 

      All the best


  2. Thanks a lot for sharing your story with us. I’m a gym lover for 6 years and i have a dream to participate on Men’s Physique competition. Your story is very inspirational for me. Your muscle groups are perfect, symmetry and everything.  I hope some day to have your arms and shoulders, they are amazing. 

    Best wishes and good luck. 

    1. Hi Nimrodngy

      Thank you I’m humbled by your comment. But you know it just consistency in your training, eating enough food and growth will come in time. Keep at it. Thanks for sharing.

      All the best


  3. Hi Eric, Thanks for your post. Very motivational story you have shared. I am also in love of bodybuilding. From my college life I worked out to fit my body. Till now at the stage 30 I am being proud of my body. Hope at the age of 40 I will feel like you. I hope you can able to keep your bodybuilding at te last. Your muscles and bodyshape are remain same. Some ggod lucks told you.

    1. Hi Irin

      You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed my story. Take a look my  picture gallery you can see how I looked in competition shape and when I was bulking. You can look good in your 40’s and beyond it’s all up to you. Thanks for sharing.

      All the best


  4. Thanks for this post on the iron beast mag, I really like my 20 years old boy to get started with his bodybuilding classes but then we don’t have anyone for him to look up too or take as his role model , but seeing this Eric post i think he is the perfect man for him thanks so much for this post ones again

    1. Hi Rose

      You’re welcome. And thank you for that vote of confidence. I started taking bodybuilding seriously in my twenties so it’s not to late for him. Show him my picture gallery and he can see where I started from and how I looked in competition and in a bulking phase. Thanks for sharing.

      All the best


  5. Thanks for this great article on the iron beast mag, this is a nice post from a great bodybuilder I have a friend that is berubintrested in building up his body but he doesn’t have the good proper view on it, but this is a nice article on how to get our body build up with the iron beast mag.thanks 

  6. Seeing that you nursed this dream right from being a teen and till now, you still follow through is something really great. Well! I have been at events watching body builders display strength and also flaunt their work. However, I feel that passion is the central factor to your own success and the fact that you have met a lot of people on it slready

  7. Hello Eric, this is really great and aesome. My nephew is a big time lover of the body building sport and though he is still at his early 20s, he is trying his best already. I feel that if I share your story with him, he would get more inspired and work better. This is a great post to which I fancy a lot. Thumbs up to you for letting us know about you

    1. Hi Shelley

      I appreciate your comment and thank you for sharing Iron Beast Mag with your nephew. 

      All the best


  8. Bodybuilding is a great thing and i truly respect those who take their time to build their body. I am more of cut guy when i go for the gym because of my stature but when I see those carrying the heavyweights and love it. I have read a lot about Mr. Olympia from over 10years back and their bodywork isn’t easy at all. Thanks for sharing this article.

    1. Hi Benson

      You’re welcome. I have respect as well because when I see a great physique I know the kind of work that went into it to build it. Thanks for commenting.

      All the best


  9. I so much admire the passion and love you have for body building, one thing that is not very common to all body builders is getting their motivation from something that inspires  them to do more, only the one great ones have this. I’m also a big fan and Lover of bodybuilding, I started at about age 15. Its nice to read through your article, I’ll look forward to seeing more.

    1. Hi King

      Yes I still love and am a big fan of bodybuilding. Glad to heaer you are too. Hey I was thinking about creating a page called Bodybuilding Fans or Inspiring Bodybuilders or something (give me a good name). I want to put pictures of amauter bodybuilders up who love the sport. If that you think it’s cool send me a picture to my email elhuntlee@outlook.com and I will put it up. Thanks for sharing.

      All the best


  10. Bodybuilding has grown overtime to a thing of competitive prowess rather than the normal sport exercise, I like this fact and it has given bodybuilders this sense of importance and even responsibility. Its good to read of your experience and deeds in your bodybuilding career, I must say you’ve got lots of memory with great men, most especially my favorite, Arnold. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Hi Wildecoll

      You’re welcome. Yes bodybilding has come a long way. They still don’t make the money like other sports figures but it still continues to grow. Arnold was the man in his day and he is still doing great things for the sport. Thanks for sharing.

      All the best


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