“Bodybuilding…Home of Superfreaks”: Popular Head Judge Admits Legendary 8x Mr. Olympia’s Physique Stood Out for a Bizarre Reason

Published 06/06/2023, 1:13 AM EDT

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Lee Haney, the 8-time Mr. Olympia winner, is respected and admired by the bodybuilding industry and other veterans. He was a legend in the bodybuilding’s golden era. Agreeing with the same, champion athletes and the host of The Menace Podcast recently shared their thoughts and compared his physique to another athlete.

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A range of topics were discussed, including fitness and bodybuilding legends. Additionally, popular head judge, Steve Weinberger, who was one of the four to attend the podcast, also had a lot of praise for the ‘freaky’ physique of a fellow bodybuilder.

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In The Menace Podcast, uploaded by Muscle and Fitness YouTube channel, Mr. Olympia head judge Steve Weinberger was also present. The other members were IFBB pro Milos Sarcev, bodybuilding pro Chris Cormier, and host, Dennis Tyron James. According to the video, Steve praised Ronnie and Dorian and said, “The best body would be very close, I would say probably 98’Ronnie, and I love Dorian, I love Dorian to death!”

When Steve was asked by Milos who would he pick if he were to choose the best body, Steve replied, “If it was me walking the streets in clothes? as a…as a regular person as a, just a guy that trains, I think Lee Haney’s body was very pleasing,” to this Chris chimed in “athletic!”. Steve continued, “Bodybuilding, it’s the home of super freaks.”

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To this, Cormier asked, “And then what about with the Flex Wheeler is an Arnold Classic,” immediately Steve added, “And don’t leave Samir out he’s ready to stab me right now!” Chris agreed and replied, “Yeah, Samir was pretty freaky man, I didn’t think Samir was real, those muscles”.

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Mr. Olympia 1983 Samir Bannout, known as ‘The Lion of Lebanon’, participated in more than 50 competitions and won several titles. Samir himself posts on Instagram about the perfect way to fitness and the different ways to pose. In one such post, he wrote, “Posing is very important to see where we must add more “clay” & detail”. Maybe this is one of the reasons his incredible muscles were more visible at the competitions.

Further in the video, Chris continued, “I didn’t think it was humanly possible when I first saw that in the magazine”. Dennis agreed and said that he watched Samir on the television, and Bannout had ‘Christmas tree’ shaped muscles on the back. According to Steve, Samir was the first pro athlete to have an incredible back like that.

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Samir Bannout and Lee Haney were legends of the sport, as the pro athletes agreed. What do you think of the whole podcast? Tell us in the comments.

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Tanushree Bhowmick

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Tanushree Bhowmick is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from an eminent university. Gymnastics, Football, and Fitness have always intrigued Tanushree and inspired her in her professional writing career and lifestyle.
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