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Casey Viator Bodybuilder Biography


Casey Viator The Youngest Mr. America

Casey Viator was born in New Iberia Louisiana in 1951. Casey started training early and is still recorded as the youngest ever AAU Mr. America winner which he won at the tender age of only 19 in 1971. He was guided by the best and most innovative training techniques at the time.

Arthur Jones from the then newly created Nautilus company saw the enormous potential that Casey had to make with a career as a bodybuilder and gave him a job at the company. They first met at a bodybuilding competition held in Los Angeles in 1970.

Casey went on to also win the IFBB pro Grand Prix Championship three times and was inducted into the prestigious Muscle and Fitness Hall of Fame in 2004. He became a successful personal trainer and used many techniques that he learned from the HIT master Arthur Jones who was also his employer.

In 1973 Casey was part of the Colorado experiment done at the Colorado University where bodybuilders were put on different programs to see the best result. It is still controversial today because it reported that Casey gained 63 pounds on muscle in only 28 days.

We know that these stats are more than likely exaggerated but it still is worth looking at the routine that Casey did in order to get these unbelievable results. It was a routine designed by the then owner of nautilus training equipment Arthur Jones who wanted to prove that bodybuilders do not have to train for hours to get results.

When training on his program eating good nutrition 6 times a day and sleeping 8 hours a night Casey lost 17.93 lbs of body-fat and gained lean body mass of 63.21 lbs in only 28 days. His workouts only lasted 33 minutes and were just single set, high intensity workouts using 20 reps and concentrated on the eccentric movement to go past the point of failure.

Casey always had the enormous genetic potential to make a permanent impact on bodybuilding and he got to the top of his sport as a competitive bodybuilder by placing third at the Mr.Olympia event in 1982. But Casey's biggest contribution to bodybuilding has been with his training online.

Casey Viator suffered a massive heart attack on September 4, 2013 and eventually died from it about 8 hours later after being rushed to hospital. He died from a massive heart attack that ended when he was working on his second book at 62 years old.


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