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By Arnold Schwarzenegger

ISBN-10: 0671797484

ISBN-13: 9780671797485

Five-time Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia, and Mr. international, Arnold Schwarzenegger is the identify in bodybuilding. here's his vintage bestselling autobiography, and is the reason how the "Austrian Oak" got here to the game of bodybuilding and aspired to be the famous person he has turn into. "I nonetheless do not forget that first stopover at to the bodybuilding fitness center. I had by no means noticeable someone lifting weights prior to. these men have been large and brutal....The weight lifters shone with sweat; they have been robust having a look, Herculean. And there it used to be earlier than me -- my existence, the reply i would been looking. It clicked. It used to be anything I unexpectedly simply looked as if it would succeed in out and locate, as though i would been crossing a suspended bridge and eventually stepped off onto reliable ground." Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold stocks his health and coaching secrets and techniques -- demonstrating with a accomplished step by step software and nutritional tricks find out how to use bodybuilding for larger healthiness. His software features a designated four-day routine of particular routines to advance person muscle mass -- each one workout illustrated with photographs of Arnold in motion. For enthusiasts and would-be bodybuilders, this can be Arnold in his personal phrases.

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I didn't know how to approach him, what to say. I wanted to say only the right things. I wanted his attention, his approval of my body, his compliments, which I got. But it must have been strange for him. I ran around like an excited little kid, looking at his muscles, trying to talk to him— which was difficult, since at the time I still didn't know English well. But we had a beautiful communication going without really 62 Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder Meeting my idol, Reg Park, for the first time Chapter Four 63 having to say very much.

55 At nineteen, in the Bavarian Alps, one week before placing second in the Mr. Universe contest I didn't let my family know about these troubles. They had no idea what was going on. They were upset about my going from the Army to Munich, leaving home to manage a gymnasium and refusing to go on to school and prepare myself for some respectable profession. They called me periodically and wrote letters. They asked w h e n I was going to get a real job, w h e n I was going to become stable. "Is this what we raised," they asked, "a b u m ?

I turned Franco on to bodybuilding and he t u r n e d me on to powerlifting, on to heavy resistance training, w h i c h is different from bodybuilding. I liked the idea of really pressing a lot of weight, so I started competing in powerlifting events. Besides the ego satisfaction I got from working with heavy weights, it gave my body more mass, which I still felt I n e e d e d . It was an idea I couldn't get out of my head. I was doing heavy squats, heavy bench presses, and this provided some of the foundation work of my body, which has always made me appear strong.

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