Did Larry Scott Use Steroids?

Larry Scott won the the first Mr.Olympia in 1965. He was particularly known for his excellent arm development. At his peak he had an arm measurement of about 20 inches. Since he was one of the old timers, many people wonder whether he was a natural bodybuilder or not.

Were steroids available during Larry Scott’s career?

Larry Scott won his first major bodybuilding competition, Mr. America, in 1962 at the age of 24. According to the information in the public domain steroids were already available in the late 30s.

Testosterone propionate is mentioned in a letter to the editor of Strength and Health magazine in 1938; this is the earliest known reference to an anabolic steroid in a U.S. weightlifting or bodybuilding magazine.

Conclusion: Testosterone based anabolic steroids were available during Larry Scott’s career.

Larry Scott was pretty big for his time…


At 5’7″ Larry Scott was already 205 lbs. In comparison Frank Zane who won three Mr. Olympia titles was 5’9″ and 185 lbs.  It’s a well known fact that Zane, who was also the training partner of the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger, used to take a lot of anabolic steroids.

Conclusion: Larry Scott was bigger than some known steroid users.

Sergio Oliva has exposed a lot of the old timers in an interview…

In an interview conducted by Brian D. Johnston the legendary bodybuilder Sergio Oliva stated the following:

BDJ: Could you relay your own experience with drug use?

SO: This is an area of great interest for people. I don’t care who wants to take steroids, because that’s a personal choice… that’s his life. Now, today, everybody has access to them. I even saw in one of the big magazines that Arnold denies having used them, but Arnold was one of the first to bring steroids over to America. And everybody in the old days used them: Zane, Columbu, myself, Arnold, Larry Scott, Harold Poole, Dave Draper, and even Steve Reeves. There’s no way to deny it.

Conclusion: There’s a documented interview which reveals Scott’s anabolic steroid usage.

Final notes

Unlike what the corrupt sources say Larry Scott was not a natural bodybuilder and his level of physical development is not achievable without the use of PED.

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