“Some Were Questionable”: Despite His Famous Monstrous 57″ Torso, Fitness Influencer Reveals His Hot Take on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s High Volume Chest Workout

Published 06/01/2023, 11:30 AM EDT

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Fitness YouTuber and bodybuilder Casey Kelly recently teamed up with IFBB Pro Marcus Hunter to attempt bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s famous high-volume chest workout. In doing so, they documented their experience on Kelly’s YouTube channel. Eagerly, the energetic duo headed to the well-known Gold’s Gym Venice. Often referred to as “the Mecca of Bodybuilding,” this gym is significant for the Austrian Oak since it was his preferred training spot.

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As they explored the vast gym and ventured outdoors to an area filled with vintage-style equipment, the influencer excitedly exclaimed, “This is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s home,” which brought back memories of 7x Olympia‘s prime. Upon noticing that the training routine consisting of 25 sets and 5 exercises could spark debate, the YouTuber lightheartedly remarked, “Some were questionable, but guess what Arnold had a huge chest.” 

Channeling Arnold’s training legacy

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Their endeavor commenced with the flat bench press, commencing with 5 sets of 10-12 repetitions. As the fitness enthusiast warmed up with the barbell, he expressed, “I feel Arnold with me.” While Hunter performed the reps diligently, Kelly humorously imitated Schwarzenegger’s iconic voice, exclaiming, “Feel the muscles squeezing, hit the inner chest.” Their playful banter ignited bouts of laughter, fostering an enjoyable and lighthearted atmosphere.

Progressing through the routine, they transitioned to the inclined bench press, engaging in 5 sets of 12 repetitions. Despite admitting that he hadn’t bench pressed in over a year, Kelly cheerfully remarked, “Feeling like Arnold already.” Their determination was palpable as they strived to honor Schwarzenegger’s training legacy.

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Flat Bench press (5 Sets, 10-12 Reps)

Inclined Bench Press (5 Sets, 12 Reps)

Flat Bench Dumbell fly (5 Sets, 10-15 Reps)

Dumbell Pullover (5 Sets, 10 Reps)

Chest Dips (5 Sets, 10 Reps)

High-volume training: Schwarzenegger’s approach

As the workout intensified, it became increasingly clear how challenging it is for even seasoned lifters. The Terminator favored approach of high-volume training involves numerous exercises and sets, and many modern training experts criticize it for possibly hindering muscle recovery. However, Arnold himself warned newcomers about this training technique, recommending a gradual progression due to its taxing demands on endurance and stamina.

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Marcus Hunter and Casey Kelly honored the legendary Schwarzenegger by trying out his chest workout, demonstrating their own enthusiasm for fitness. They created an engaging YouTube video, which not only sought to motivate their audience but also highlighted the significance of adjusting workouts according to individual capabilities. Furthermore, they stressed the need for steady progress toward more demanding exercise routines.

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Jaishin J

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Jaishin J is an American sportswriter at EssentiallySports. He has a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail. Jaishin holds a Master's degree in Journalism and has honed his skills as a content creator during his one year as a Jr Content Executive and five years as a freelance content writer and video producer.
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