Samir Bannout first moved to Detroit, Michigan , in the United States . He competed at the amateur level and achieved IFBB pro status by winning his light-heavyweight class at the 1979 IFBB World Amateur Championships. By this time Samir had already relocated to Santa Monica, California . Bannout took 4th place at the 1982 Mr. Olympia contest and returned the following year to take home the title in 1983. The contest was held in Munich, Germany that year and the trophy awarded him is called a "Sandow" for Eugen Sandow . Bannout weighed 196 lbs. for his win, the last Mr. Olympia to weigh under 200 lbs. His win ended the "aesthetics" era for the Mr. Olympia contest which started with Frank Zane winning in 1977 and reverted to emphasizing increased mass and size starting with Lee Haney winning in 1984.
Bodybuilders know one thing and one thing for sure, that one thing is that without putting the necessary time in the gym, they will never be able to build that bodybuilder competition-like body. However, this piece you are focusing on right now is going to ask you to buck the gym hitting tradition for a little while, then sit on your favorite chair and watch some television. That is due to the fact that the piece you are reading right now will be looking at the top seven bodybuilding movies of all time. So without any further interruption, let’s start out look at the top seven bodybuilding movies of all time with number seven. By the way, the reason behind choosing seven documentaries is that you will now have one to watch for every day of the week.
#7: Generation Iron (2013) (Documentary)