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Raymond Routledge: U.S. Air Force Bodybuilder Champion

Mr. Routlege won both the Mr. Universe title and Mr. America title in the same year 1961. For my younger followers: those two titles were the most prestigious titles in American Bodybuilding history! Mr. Routledge was very famous, every bodybuilding magazine wanted to print his physique on their covers. Millions of young people saw and …


Harold Poole Bodybuilding

Harold Poole: Youngest Mr. Universe Winner

Harold Poole was born on December 25, 1943 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a bouncer, shot putter, professional bodybuilder and the youngest Mr. Universe winner (at the age of 19). Furthermore he was also the youngest Mr. Olympia competitor ever. He was 21 years old at the 1965 Mr. Olympia. Harold was a fine all-round athlete …


Harold Poole Training routine

Harold Poole Training Routine

Harold (b. 1943 – August 7, 2014) became the first African-American to be named IFBB Mr. America. As a freshman, Harold ran a 54-second quarter mile and was a member of the school’s championship mile relay team. During his junior year in school, he placed second in the Indiana High School wrestling tournament as a 175 pounder.  There …


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