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« on: September 03, 2008, 12:43:29 PM »

When I first scanned this picture of Art Harris I stood in amazement that the image was from the late 50's!
 If I had been told it was from the mid 70's I wouldn't have batted an eye.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 12:47:12 PM »

A cover man in 1960



and then 1965

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 12:49:53 PM »

Easily the most muscular man in most of the contests he competed in as the record shows

1952

Mr New York Metropolitan - AAU, 8th
Mr New York State - AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Mr New York State - AAU, Winner

1953

Mr New York State - AAU, Winner

1955

Mr America - AAU, 8th
Junior Mr America - AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Junior Mr America - AAU, 2nd
Mr National Capital - AAU, Winner
Mr Strength and Health, Tall, 1st
Mr Strength and Health, Overall Winner

1956

Mr America - AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Mr America - AAU, 4th

1959

Mr America - AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Mr America - AAU, 8th
Mr Eastern America - AAU, Most Muscular, 1st
Mr Eastern America - AAU, Medium-Tall, 1st

1963

Mr America - IFBB, Tall, 2nd
Mr East Coast - IFBB, Tall, 1st
Mr East Coast - IFBB, Overall Winner

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008, 02:21:19 PM »

Arthur ROCKS!  I read that he and Leroy Colbert often trained together and Art would consume large sandwiches while working out!  So THAT'S the secret!  I'm on my way to Subway right now! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2008, 06:57:27 AM »

During the 1970s I use to travel to Manhattan from Staten Island via the Staten Island Ferry. There was a deck hand that worked on the ferry who always wore shirt sleeve shirts, no matter what the weather. By looking at this guy you could tell he was different from the rest of the crowd. He was huge and glowing with vitality. The one thing that always caught everyone’s eye was the size of this guy’s arms. They were enormous and had veins running through them that looked like rivers. Although I never had the pleasure to meet this gentleman, he nevertheless did inspire me to train harder as I visioned my physique one day looking like his. Sadly he passed away last year. His name was Arthur Harris.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008, 08:01:30 AM »

What a physique. What arms.
Are there any articles about him?
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2008, 11:41:08 PM »

During the 1970s I use to travel to Manhattan from Staten Island via the Staten Island Ferry. There was a deck hand that worked on the ferry who always wore shirt sleeve shirts, no matter what the weather. By looking at this guy you could tell he was different from the rest of the crowd. He was huge and glowing with vitality. The one thing that always caught everyone’s eye was the size of this guy’s arms. They were enormous and had veins running through them that looked like rivers. Although I never had the pleasure to meet this gentleman, he nevertheless did inspire me to train harder as I visioned my physique one day looking like his. Sadly he passed away last year. His name was Arthur Harris.

What a story! Too bad you never had the chance to set down and talk Mario...what tales he could have told!
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2011, 05:18:24 AM »

Read that: “Art Harris trained each body part three times a week. He would perform one exercise per body part 10 sets each. He worked out 6 times a week training each body part 3 times.”

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2011, 05:19:11 AM »

 Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2011, 08:40:25 AM »

He was amazing.  To bad the real pioneers of bodybuilding aren't known my the younger set.
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2011, 01:02:21 PM »

He was amazing.  To bad the real pioneers of bodybuilding aren't known my the younger set.
That's one of the reasons we're here! A click of the mouse and there is a peek into the past. We grew up in innocence and awe and hopefully we convey the "fun" that went along with it!
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 06:55:11 PM »

He was amazing.  To bad the real pioneers of bodybuilding aren't known my the younger set.
That's one of the reasons we're here! A click of the mouse and there is a peek into the past. We grew up in innocence and awe and hopefully we convey the "fun" that went along with it!
Yes Jeff I am so glad Raw Iron is here!  Wink
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