George Farah

George Farah

George “Bulletproof” Victor Farah (b.1971 in Beirut, Lebanon) is an IFBB professional bodybuilder.

George Farah grew up in Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990) where he participated in combat operations as a child. Bodybuilding helped Farah get through these rough times and served as an outlet for much of his tension and remained with him after the war, when he won the Mt. Lebanon competition at age 15. Soon after, he and his family moved to the United States, eventually settling down in Rochester, New York where he earned a BA in electronics. He then opened a wholesale car business. It was here that he earned the nickname “bulletproof” when, in August 1997, he was shot two times in the back outside a convenience store in an attempted robbery by a gang.

Due to this incident, Fahrah lost a kidney. He also had a ileostomy. Leading to spending five months in hospital. Which in turn greatly reduced his body weight from 200lbs to 130lbs, losing almost all his hard earned muscle.

However this seemed to motivate Farah more than ever, as only one year later he competed in the 1999 NPC New York, winning & seemingly regaining most of the muscle he had lost from the incident. A year later he won his pro card in his first attempt at the 2000 Nationals. Since then Fahrah has competed in nineteen professional contests & becoming one of the few middleweights to enjoy a successful career in the IFBB.

Farah is also a well known trainer in the bodybuilding circuit. He has helped a number of bodybuilders achieve their goals, his most recent client was Essa Obaid whom he helped win the 2010 Arnold Amateur contest.

Farah has been featured in many fitness and magazine articles, as well as being featured on Building Muscle, Burning Fat magazine. As well as being a regular commentator for Muscular Development magazine. He currently resides in Rochester, New York.

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