Max Outt, Arrogant Personal Trainer, Episode 14, Joe Weider Tribute
Max Outt, here, honoring Joe Weider. As you know, there’s a big debate in bodybuilding as to whether it was Joe Weider or I, Max Outt, who had the greater influence. I don’t want to get into that. Some say that I trained Joe Weider and that he owes his career to me. Does it matter? Then there’s always going to be talk that the Weider Principles were borrowed from the Max Outt Principles and that my body was the model for the Joe Weider statue. Look, this is Joe Weider’s day, so let’s stay focused. What I appreciate most about Joe is that there has never been a man who holds more absolute esteem for what I have brought to bodybuilding, than Joe Weider.
Joe and I have been friends for a long time and I know that the greatest honor to Joe Weider would be to allow him to come up on stage and speak highly of me. Now, I’m going to allow him ,and everyone here, a chance to do just that. You’re honoring Joe by honoring me. Alright, everybody, form a line in front of the podium and Hey!-let Joe get in front. This is all about him. Max Outt!