Scott reflected on the creation of the Mr. Olympia. It was a Sunday afternoon, September, 1964. Larry had just won the coveted IFBB Mr. Universe title and was about to have a celebratory dinner with Joe Weider.
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In the last instalment, we discussed how Larry and Joe Weider conceived the idea of the Mr. Olympia competition way back in September 1964. Larry had just won Mr. Universe and felt like Alexander The Great with no new worlds to conquer.
“So one Mr. Olympia was over.” Scott told us. “I was thrilled to have won this competition and getting a win over Poole and Maynard, two of the very best bodybuilders in the world. Some very weird things happened afterwards.”
Larry Scott in his office at Hoggan CamStar in Draper, UT. (Circa 1985).
I met Larry Scott at the opening of a gym in San Antonio, Texas circa 1983.
I met Larry Scott in 1977. He did seminars and shows for me for many years.
I knew Larry Scott from Vince’s Gym in the 60’s.
Sitting forlornly in some unused corner of the gym unwanted and ignored is the preacher bench, sometimes known as the Scott bench.
Insofar as I am concerned, I have never observed the preacher bench being used correctly.
When I was about age 55, I took my family to Hawaii and we took a family photo right on the beach. I had already noticed my pants were getting tighter but it really hit me when I saw that photo.