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?
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
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
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
at 64 years of age, Larry continues to train and maintain a
condition men half his age would love to attain.
Larry and Richard
For all you Scott fans, check out
Larry's great Web site by clicking
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!