So last night, Arash brad and I were hanging out, checking Arash’s condition 9 days out of the Arnold and of course talking bodybuilding. We had YouTube linked to the tv so we were watching and commenting on old school competitors and past contests. At some point, I mentioned that I thought Samir Bannout was often forgotten and that when I first saw pics of him in his prime, I was very impressed (Lower Lats, Christmas tree Lower back etc). Well we managed to pull up some decent video from the 83 O, and several things stood out to me;
1- Samir looked nothing like the few pics you see of him online, his conditioning was not good and he was very undersized.
2- Haney was good for his first Olympia, but nothing as amazing as he would be the following year.
3- Bertal Fox got screwed like I’ve never seen in a top level contest. It’s seriously worth finding online to see if you’re a fan Of the sport.