“Even Though It’s Pitiful”: 76-YO Arnold Schwarzenegger Unravels a Simple Reason He Still Works Out Religiously

Published 12/29/2023, 5:04 AM EST

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is regarded as one of the most celebrated bodybuilders in history. He began lifting weights at the age of 15, and ever since then, there has been no looking back for him. Even at the age of 76, and going through surgeries, the 7X Mr. Olympia champion makes sure that he hits the gym regularly.

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On several instances, Arnie has shared how bodybuilding turned his life in a completely newer and more exciting direction. That is one of the reasons why hitting the gym is not a job for him but it is something that he looks forward to, even at 76 years of age. 

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In one of the videos posted on Smartless, where Arnold Schwarzenegger is seen having a candid conversation with Jason Bateman and Will Arnet, the Austrian Oak reveals why he continues to work out so religiously even at the age of 76. For Arnie, the world is more colorful and positive after his workout.

He says, “When I get up in the morning and I bicycle down to the gym, I feel like I’m bicycling through a black and white movie and then all of a sudden when I’m finished working out and bicycle back I feel like it’s a color movie.” He goes on to add that he loves working out to look good, even though the reason is pitiful.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger adds, “So to me, it’s not kind of a job, because I know why I’m doing it. I want to look half decent at my age, even though it’s pitiful.” Although Arnold Schwarzenegger hits the gym every day, his medical history and age do not permit him to work out the way he used to and it bugs him a lot.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger had three heart surgeries, and although they were successful, the after-effects were terrible. It only allowed Arnie to bike for 45 minutes, and pull out only some lightweight exercises. He said, “I had heart surgery in 1997, and then the doctors were telling me that you should stop the heavy lifting because it’s not good for your valves.”

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However, despite all the physical problems that get in his way, he still works out, although his advanced age and health complications have completely changed his regime. He now goes for lighter weights and increases the number of reps per set. And well, looks like it has been working out for the man hailed as the epitome of strength! What are your thoughts on the journey of Arnold Schwarzenegger? Let us know in the comments section below 

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Aheli Chakraborty

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I am Aheli Chakraborty, someone who has spent her life in awe of the art and science of bodybuilding. My bodybuilding journey has been a fusion of dedication, sweat, and a relentless pursuit of strength. I've always strived to not only sculpt my body but also test its limits, chasing those elusive PRs.
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