Like it is said hard work is the key top ones success. When you start to follow your passion it takes you to your destination, at times it takes time and at time you reach there before you would have even imagined. No star, hero, emperor or leader is born; they are all made from dust to glory, from failures to achievers, from nothing to something. Some start at a very young age and some at a later stage of life. And here is how the role model of many young people Arnold Schwarzenegger started his journey to success.
The ex-bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger started hitting iron at the age of 15 and by the time he reached his 20’s, he had already won his first major bodybuilding event of Mr Universe. At the age of 23 Schwarzenegger won the title of Mr Olympia and became the youngest ever Mr Olympia and a record which he still holds to this day.
Due to his rampant and voracious appetite he was nicknamed as “the garbage disposal” during his bodybuilding days. In an interview with Men’s Heath Schwarzenegger said, “Anything that’s in the kitchen sink, anything you can find on the Kitchen floor, just scrape it up, put it in there and I will love it”, that was when he was still at his young bodybuilding days.
During his training days he would back up his hard core style of training with plenty of foods and good nutrition’s, with frequent with 5-6 meals per day, 3 whole food meals and 2-3 whole food “Snacks”. He would take up to 5,000 calories per day, a protein intake of 300 plus grams and carbs within 30 mints after finishing a workout.
After the health scare in 2018, when he underwent an emergency open heart surgery to replace a pulmonary valve, he stays away from meat and animal proteins. The “Terminator” star now focuses his diet on oats, greens and vegetables. He told the magazine that, “there is the misperception that [animal protein] is the only way you get big and strong,” he revealed that he actually “feels better on greens.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s workout variation was featured in the book “The New Encyclopaedia of Modern Body Building” by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Dobbins, with each major part to be trained 2 times per week.
Day1: Chest and Back
Day2: Shoulders and Arms
Day3: Legs and Lower Back
Day4: Chest and Back
Day5: Shoulders and Arms
Day6: Legs and Lower Back
With each exercise of 3-4 set and rep goals of 10.
Even after the age of 72 the retired body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger can put many to shame. He had explained that how he would always find solutions to work out without a gym.
Around in March 2020, Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Reddit and explained how we didn’t need to fancy work out equipments or a streaming service to get a good workout.
He suggested splitting the number of repetitions in as many sets you need, explaining how a 30 repetition exercise could be split into 3 sets of 10 each or into 2 sets of 15 each and how good form was the most important thing to focus on. He wrote, “you might want to show off to your friends and do 50 push ups in one set, but if you can’t do them with perfect form, I’ll be more impressed by 5 sets of 10 perfect push-ups.”
As for now at the age of 72 Schwarzenegger id recommended to drop his heavy weight work outs as they are not good for his heart, even so Schwarzenegger still works out at Gold’s Gym at 7 a.m. every day, with another work out section in the afternoon of a 45 minutes bike ride followed by evening work out at home. As he cannot do his heavy weight work outs due to his heart conditions, he does lighter weights and more reps. In additions he has started to do more stretching and warm ups in his work out regimes to increase the speed of his recovery.
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