Here’s Bodybuilding Legend Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Exclusive Training Guide

It’s been more than four decades since Arnold Schwarzenegger won the last of his seven Mr. Olympia titles in 1980, yet the training tips that helped mold him into arguably the greatest bodybuilder ever are as valid today as they were then. 

Arnold pyramid principle

Despite relatively high rep ranges, Arnold went as heavy as he could when training his chest to elicit maximal growth. He typically used the pyramid principle, increasing weight and decreasing reps on each set of a given exercise.

Arnold on growing arms

Arnold believed that to increase arm size, you had to gain weight. He estimated that it takes a weight gain of about 10lbs to add an inch to the arms.

Arnold wasn’t afraid to cheat on arms exercises

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 Arnold wasn’t afraid to cheat on arms exercises, especially standing curls. He felt that going very heavy was the best way to gain size, and if a little body English was required to get the weight up, so be it.

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