Larry Scott, known as the Bodybuilding Legend, Was the first champion of Mr. Olympia in 1965 and 1966. Its name also evokes for the lovers of bodybuilding, the famous desk bearing his name and making the biceps workAnd the "Developed Scott", one of the best exercises for the shoulders.
An early arrival in bodybuilding:
Larry Scott was born October 12 1938 in Blackfoot Idaho, United States.
He starts the sessions of musculation from the age of 16 years. And in 1959, at 20 years, he won his first title of Mr. Idaho.
He then moved to California and appeared in 1960 at the California competition, which he also won.
The following years are a reflection of a rising figure of Bodybuilding. Indeed, Larry Scott chained the most honorable titles: Mr Pacific Coast in 1961, Mr America in 1962, and Mr Universe in 1964.
It was then that Joe Weider arrived on the competition scene with his new contest of Mr. Olympia, in 1965. Larry Scott will be the first finalist of the most prestigious bodybuilding contest. He will win Mr. Olympia's first two wins in 1965 and 1966.
These two victories put Larry Scott at the pinnacle of his glory. And it is with great surprise that he announces to his many fans, that he withdraws from the sport, at the age of 28 years. Larry Scott thought then that he had already given everything in bodybuilding.
He will be retaking a return to 1979 where he will compete at the Canada Diamond Pro Cup and the Vancouver Grand Prix. He will then get the 9e Place for Canada Diamond Pro Cup and none for the Vancouver Grand Prix.
He will then retire permanently from competitions in 1980.
Larry Scott, a real star of the 60 years:
If Larry Scott competed for only a short time, spanning from 1959 to 1966, his passage on the bodybuilding scene greatly marked the minds of the time. With its incredible arched biceps, Larry Scott proposes a new male model to America.
Very quickly, many photographers of this time then seize his image. He poses for photographers such as Bruce from Los Angeles, Don Whitman from Western Photography Guild and Pat Milo. Larry Scott is one of Joe Weider's many bodybuilding magazines, including America and Muscle Builder, as well as Demi Gods, Muscleboy, Go-Go Muscles and The Young Physics.
Larry Scott appears in 1964, in the movie Muscle Beach Party where he plays a minor role.
With the collaboration of Rod Labbe, Larry Scott develops 5 articles about him:
- a two-part interview for the magazine Flex ,
- Two articles in Ironman,
- the article "Poetry in Motion" in MuscleMag International
- A promotional item for Scarlet
From the top of his 1m72 and his biceps turn of 50 cm, Larry Scott becomes the new male physical model of the 60 years, for all of America.
Its footprint in bodybuilding :
In spite of his few years of competition, Larry Scott has left in the world of bodybuilding much more than just a picture of a muscular man. Indeed, beyond being the first Mr. Olympia, Larry Scott has developed a new training technique, which remains an indisputable benchmark for the work of the biceps: the desk Scott and Scott Developed.
The Scott desk:
The Lectern Larry Scott has now become a must-have equipment in the weight room, in order to work the isolation of the brachial biceps. This equipment was first developed by Vince Gironda. But Larry Scott perfected and popularized it on a global scale.
If we find it hard to really feel our biceps in the usual curl, or cheat, the Larry Scott desk, will allow us to find an effective job by limiting the cheat. Stretching during exercise helps to feel the muscle better.
The developed Scott or Scott Press:
This exercise is surely the most complete to develop the rounded muscle of the shoulders. Indeed, the Scott Press makes it possible to work simultaneously the front deltoid, the deltoid side, and the rear deltoid.
Course of the exercise:
Have two dumbbells. Bring them back to your chest, palms forward. Then lift them up over the head, tilting them back. During the climb, the hands perform a movement of the wrist and turn. So, perform a series of pressure.
This movement will be taken over later by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
At retirement, Larry Scott developed his own consulting firm in Fitness and Nutrition, also called "Larry Scott Fitness & Nutrition". His company has developed and marketed Gym equipment as well as dietary supplements.
Larry Scott was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 1999.
He will die on March 8 2014, complications related to Alzheimer's disease, at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. He had 75 years.
Through his contribution to bodybuilding at the image and technical level, Larry Scott leaves an immortal imprint for future generations.