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Larry Scott Bodybuilder Biography


Larry Scott The First Mr. Olympia

Larry Scott was born on October 12, 1938 in Blackfoot, Idaho USA also known as "the Legend" because of the major difference that he made to bodybuilding. Although not genetically gifted with genes that usually make a good bodybuilder he managed to get to the top of his sport.

Larry started training with weights in 1956 and seemed to gain muscle from hard training and good nutrition. Despite his narrow shoulder width that he was born with he was still able to win Mr.Olympia twice. But he won many other top titles before he accomplished that.

Larry won Mr.America in in 1962 and Mr.Universe in 1964 and also managed to get a few minor roles in some movies that were being made at the time. He trained with the well-known Vince Gironda who was just getting started training some of the most successful bodybuilders with his rather unusual training methods.

Born with very long biceps Larry has attributed his full football shaped biceps that helped him to win Mr Olympia to an exercise that Vince showed him called the Preacher Curl, often called the Scott Curl which has now become a standard exercise when training biceps for most bodybuilders.

After Larry Scott retired from professional bodybuilding he went into personal training and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah USA. He set up a personal training company and also later went into the manufacture as well as selling of some custom-made equipment as supplements.

Larry won the Mr.Olympia title two years in a row from 1965 to 1966 and was recognized for his efforts that he had put into the sport by getting inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 1999. Larry is a devout Mormon and still lives with his wife Rachel Ichikawa after he retired as a bodybuilder in 1980.


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