“Bullsh*t”: Years After His ‘Stop Being a Girly Man’ Comment, Arnold Schwarzenegger Takes Another Shot at the Sensitive Nature of Gen Z

Published 10/09/2023, 2:15 AM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger was born into a not-so-privileged family and faced hardships in childhood. But he dreamt of making it big as a young boy and opted for bodybuilding as a career to achieve his dreams. The 76-year-old never backed out of a difficult path, and with his risk-taking attitude, he created an unparalleled legacy in the sport. The 7x Mr. Olympia was strong physically and mentally and coped with hardships like a pro.

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But the Austrian Oak was disappointed with how the current generation deals with life. To direct Gen Z towards a successful and happy life, the Governator has authored a self-help book, ‘Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life,’ which will be soon out for the public. In a candid chat with Rich Roll, Schwarzenegger spilled the beans on the sensitive nature of Gen Z.

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Arnie lifted heavy weights at the gym to become the best bodybuilder of his time. While pursuing professional bodybuilding in the 1970s, Schwarzenegger set up multiple ventures, like the brick and mail business, and became a millionaire. Arnie was courageous in taking up opportunities that could help him grow. Now, in his seventies, the action superstar is sharing his success mantras to inspire the masses. So, recently in the podcast, Rich Roll asked Arnold Schwarzenegger, “How do you think about the way that our culture now thinks about mental health and our relationship with this idea of powerlessness?

Articulating his insights, the Governator said, “If you’re trying to be the victim, and also you’re not going to go anywhere.” The 76-year-old opined, “I think the day a lot of times our youth is so into kind of, ‘Oh let’s make him feel good, oh no! let’s be more sensitive.’ Well, I totally agree with you to be sensitive about things, but I mean, there’s also a sweet spot.

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Bashing Gen Z’s vulnerability, Arnie added, “When someone says, ‘Well, today I just need to sleep in!’ I said, ‘Bullsh*t! You don’t need to sleep in.’ “This country was not built on sleeping in. So, let’s get up in the morning and let’s get on that bike and let’s do some exercise,” Arnold Schwarzenegger advised today’s youth. Earlier, the Terminator actor called out people who find excuses to go to the gym.

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The 7x Mr. Olympia started lifting weights in his teens. Arnie’s success in multiple arenas is credited to his discipline. The Austrian Oak never skipped a gym day, despite the injuries and multiple surgeries. So he resents people who find excuses to go to the gym. In 2019, Arnie appeared with his Terminator co-star Linda Hamilton to counter all the excuses that people give for evading a gym session.

In the video, Schwarzenegger said, “Ooh, baby, I feel so sorry for you. Did you forget the headphone? Stop being a girly man and work out!” The 76-year-old still hits the gym and maintains a great physique for his age.

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The self-help book by Arnold Schwarzenegger will help the younger generation become more resilient and goal-oriented. The book will soon be available to the public. Are you excited to get your copy? And what are your thoughts on Arnold’s views on people finding excuses to not hit the gym? Let us know in the comments below.

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Etha Bindu Rani

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Etha Bindu Rani is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. Being a fitness enthusiast, she considers Ronnie Coleman and Chris Bumstead as her inspirations. Apart from that, Etha is passionate about writing.
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