Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder by Arnold SchwarzeneggerFive-time Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia, and Mr. World, Arnold Schwarzenegger is the name in bodybuilding. Here is his classic bestselling autobiography, which explains how the “Austrian Oak” came to the sport of bodybuilding and aspired to be the star he has become.
I still remember that first visit to the bodybuilding gym. I had never seen anyone lifting weights before. Those guys were huge and brutal….The weight lifters shone with sweat; they were powerful looking, Herculean. And there it was before me—my life, the answer Id been seeking. It clicked. It was something I suddenly just seemed to reach out and find, as if Id been crossing a suspended bridge and finally stepped off onto solid ground.
Arnold shares his fitness and training secrets—demonstrating with a comprehensive step-by-step program and dietary hints how to use bodybuilding for better health. His program includes a special four-day regimen of specific exercises to develop individual muscle groups—each exercise illustrated with photos of Arnold in action.
For fans and would-be bodybuilders, this is Arnold in his own words.
Arnold Schwarzenegger - THEN & NOW
Early this year, Arnold Schwarzenegger faced another tough battle in his life as he underwent an open-heart surgery. Knowing Schwarzenneger, he surely gave this operation another kick in the ass just like how he handled previous obstacles. And to celebrate his illustrious career, which made him an icon in sport, politics, and show business, let us take a look at these ten throwback photos of the Austrian Oak, who was considered as the greatest bodybuilder of all-time. His success was not achieved overnight. The world is so blessed to have an icon like Arnold Schwarzenneger. His story from rags to riches has inspired many people around the globe. From starting as a bricklayer in the states, he went on to become a renowned bodybuilder, a Hollywood actor, a businessman, an activist, and a public servant.
As he transformed from bodybuilder to Hollywood star , and even after he served as governor of California, Schwarzenegger remained a fitness icon for the body he sculpted in the s. To this day, his aesthetic physique —with the pronounced pecs, formidable shoulders, bulging arms and legs, and tapered waist—is easily one of the most iconic of all time. These days, Schwarzenegger still stays fit and stars in movies. But fortunately for bodybuilders everywhere, he was photographed constantly over the course of his peak bodybuilding years. We rounded up some of our favorite shots of Schwarzenegger, both bodybuilding and otherwise, for your enjoyment.
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Fit fam! In the pic, Joseph wears nothing but a pair of black shorts and sneakers as he flexes in the gym. The pose was made famous by his Arnold in , after he took home the prize in the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition. After Joseph posed for the photo, he took to his Instagram stories to share an update from his gym session.