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Larry Scott Legends Page!

This page is devoted to the first Mr. Olympia, Larry Scott.

Who would have thought this guy would some day be Mr. Olympia, the best bodybuilder in the world for two years straight?

People who witnessed Larry Scott's two Mr. Olympia victories are still talking about them.  Rich Wayne has written that "Years after he had transformed a normally well-behaved bodybuilding audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music into a whirling-churling heaving mass of crazy humantiy, those who had witnessed the event would speak of it in tones usually reserved for accounting biblical miracles."  I've haven't heard such stories about any other contest in the history of bodybuilding other than the 1948 Mr. Universe that John Grimek won.

Born in Blackfoot, Idaho, on November 12, 1938, Larry was the typical 120 lb. adolescent with no hints of future bodybuilding stardom.  He saw hope, though, in a magazine he found in Pocatello's city dump where he read, "You. Too, Can Have an Arm Like This in 30 Days."  The picture of George Payne was all he needed to inspire him to join the Pocatello YMCA at 16.  

After winning the Mr. Idaho, he moved to Los Angeles and the rest is history.  Eventually winning the first two Mr. Olympia contests--the first victory is seen by many as one of the foundation stones of modern bodybuilding--Larry Scott became one of the greatest legends in the history of the sport.

Today at 64 years of age, Larry continues to train and maintain a condition men half his age would love to attain.

 

Larry and Richard

Summer of 2002

For all you Scott fans, check out Larry's great Web site by clicking here.

tHE ARMS OF SCOTT:

  Can you believe these photos?  I carried these to the gym with me for years and just starred at them between sets.  That's all the psyching up I needed!!!

 









 

 


                 
Another photo that inspired me was this one of Scott in a T-shirt.  I thought, "Man, if I could have guns like that hanging out of my T-shirt life would be good!

Watch Larry pose!

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For even more photos of Larry, click here.

Larry's Contest Wins:

Mr. Idaho 1959 Mr. California 1960
Mr. Pacific Coast 1961 Mr. America 1962
Mr. Universe 1964 Mr. Olympia 1965
Mr. Olympia 1966

 

Magazine Covers:  

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Muscle Builder 11/60 November

Mr America 9/61

Mr America 2/62 

Mr America 10/62 

Muscle Builder 12/62

Muscle Builder 6/63

Mr America 3/64

Muscular Development 4/64

Muscle Builder 6/64

Mr America 11/64 

IronMan 12/64

Muscle Builder 3/65

Mr America 4/65

Strength & Health 4/65

Muscular Development 6/65

Mr America 8/65

Mr America 2/66

Muscular Development 7/66

Muscle Builder 10/66

Muscle Builder 12/66

Muscle Builder 7/67 

Muscle Builder 8/68

Mr America 2/69

Muscle Training Illustrated 2/69

Muscle Builder 6/69

Muscular Development 3/70

Muscular Development 11/71

Muscular Development 11/72

Muscle & Fitness 11/82

Muscle & Fitness 5/88
Vigor 6/66
 

 

 

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