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Samir Bannout Talks Olympia on ‘The Menace Podcast’

With the arrival of bodybuilding’s greatest weekend, it is smart to speak to considered one of bodybuilding’s legends. That’s the reason Dennis James had 1983 Mr. Olympia Samir Bannout on this week’s episode of The Menace Podcast. For these of us that can by no means know what it’s prefer to be on the greatest stage within the sport with hundreds of individuals watching dwell, Bannout defined the way it felt to win the title.

“It was my dream, I wished it dangerous, and I used to be keen to do no matter it took to make that dream come true,” the Lion of Lebanon stated. He additionally felt assured in what was going to occur in 1983 due to the outcomes of the 1982 Mr. Olympia, gained by Chris Dickerson.

“There are issues we be taught as we go. So my physique’s chemistry was off for a few years as a result of I made just a few errors. I used to be overtrying. I used to be underneath excessive stress. They are saying to coach to 100, I skilled to 300,” he admitted. “Figuring out what occurred to me in ‘82, I felt this shut, and I actually imply it, I felt it may’ve been me on prime. We discovered why Samir couldn’t get it collectively. As soon as I figured it out in ‘82, I knew ‘83 was going to be me.”

Bannout additionally talked concerning the variations between his period and right now’s model of the game. He shared an opinion that’s just like most of the greats of his period and even earlier than that.

“I consider again then there was extra artwork concerned within the sport. I believe proper now the judges focus a lot on how massive he’s, if his glutes are ripped, and it doesn’t matter the way you pose,” Bannout stated.

Bannout and James additionally talked concerning the particulars of making ready for a contest, and so they talk about the variations between Bannout’s prep, and what James has achieved in his profession in addition to for the present Mr. Olympia, Massive Ramy. Watch the total episode over on the Muscle & Health YouTube channel. Make certain to subscribe to see the latest episodes each Sunday at 3 p.m. Japanese time.



0:21 – Intro

3:05 – Bodybuilding Beginnings

6:12 – Coming and Competing within the U.S.

8:51 – First Assembly with DJ

10:59 – Camaraderie in His Period

13:47 – Successful the Olympia and Studying from Greats

17:53 – Prize Cash Then vs. Now

22:22 – Contest Prep Methods

33:17 – What New Guys Do Incorrect

41:19 – Samir’s Ideas In regards to the Guys As we speak

46:11 – 2020 Olympia

50:23 – Massive Ramy

55:55 – Wrap-Up

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