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Re: Samir Bannout Interview
« Reply #75 on: January 16, 2021, 08:37:36 PM »
Did Samir talk about when he was married to Lee Labrada's sister, Lourdes? And how he was arrested for beating her? Which in turn led to their divorce and Lee Labrada despising him forever.

Didn't she hide his 'supplements' or something like that..?
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Re: Samir Bannout Interview
« Reply #76 on: January 16, 2021, 08:52:20 PM »
Never realized how short Samir was. He claimed 5'7"-5'8", yet was noticeably shorter than Tom Platz, who was under 5'7" himself. He couldn't have been more than 5'5" in reality.

Old post, but on the above question:

No, I don't think so.  From meeting Samir, and him being 55 at the time I met him, I would pin Samir's prime height at 5'7" to 5'8", based on my height, one inch taller.

It's possible he lost a CM due to age, but I can't fathom him being 5'5".  You know, it's hard to say for certain...but my experience from meeting bodybuilders is that some - maybe even most - lie about their weight, but very few lie about their height.  If a bodybuilder is 5'10" and 245-lb, it would be more impressive in some sense to claim 5'8" and 245-lb.

So I don't see bodybuilders really needing to lie about height, especially with 6'0" being somewhat of a death knell in terms of bodybuilding judging.

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Re: Samir Bannout Interview
« Reply #77 on: January 17, 2021, 11:59:12 AM »
Old post, but on the above question:

No, I don't think so.  From meeting Samir, and him being 55 at the time I met him, I would pin Samir's prime height at 5'7" to 5'8", based on my height, one inch taller.

It's possible he lost a CM due to age, but I can't fathom him being 5'5".  You know, it's hard to say for certain...but my experience from meeting bodybuilders is that some - maybe even most - lie about their weight, but very few lie about their height.  If a bodybuilder is 5'10" and 245-lb, it would be more impressive in some sense to claim 5'8" and 245-lb.

So I don't see bodybuilders really needing to lie about height, especially with 6'0" being somewhat of a death knell in terms of bodybuilding judging.

Bodybuilders lie about their weight too. Everyone is claiming 250 plus contest time. When Samir won the Olympia he was a shade under 190lbs on stage. Zane was 183lbs in the 1980 Olympia.

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Re: Samir Bannout Interview
« Reply #78 on: January 17, 2021, 12:06:01 PM »
Old post, but on the above question:

No, I don't think so.  From meeting Samir, and him being 55 at the time I met him, I would pin Samir's prime height at 5'7" to 5'8", based on my height, one inch taller.

It's possible he lost a CM due to age, but I can't fathom him being 5'5".  You know, it's hard to say for certain...but my experience from meeting bodybuilders is that some - maybe even most - lie about their weight, but very few lie about their height.  If a bodybuilder is 5'10" and 245-lb, it would be more impressive in some sense to claim 5'8" and 245-lb.

So I don't see bodybuilders really needing to lie about height, especially with 6'0" being somewhat of a death knell in terms of bodybuilding judging.

Maybe you are not as tall as you think you are and that you are 58 while Samir is 57

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Re: Samir Bannout Interview
« Reply #79 on: January 17, 2021, 01:10:23 PM »
Bodybuilders lie about their weight too. Everyone is claiming 250 plus contest time. When Samir won the Olympia he was a shade under 190lbs on stage. Zane was 183lbs in the 1980 Olympia.

the 88 Olympia was the only time they were officially weighed
Labrada was 176
Mike Quinn 207
Haney 243
Paris 226
Strydom 227

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Re: Samir Bannout Interview
« Reply #80 on: January 17, 2021, 03:02:13 PM »
the 88 Olympia was the only time they were officially weighed
Labrada was 176
Mike Quinn 207
Haney 243
Paris 226
Strydom 227

Why do they not weigh them anymore?

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Re: Samir Bannout Interview
« Reply #81 on: January 17, 2021, 03:12:11 PM »



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Re: Samir Bannout Interview
« Reply #82 on: January 17, 2021, 03:19:19 PM »
I was in LA with my buddy in 94 and my buddy is a dead ringer for Mark Messier. We go to the Firehouse and Samir is there and he gets up and yells "look its Mark MEssier". Meanwhile we are like--look its Mr Olympia

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Re: Samir Bannout Interview
« Reply #83 on: January 17, 2021, 03:25:54 PM »
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Re: Samir Bannout Interview
« Reply #84 on: January 18, 2021, 01:01:22 PM »
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