Arnold Schwarzenegger On Steroid Abuse, Rich Piana, Calum Von Moger and Finding Your Motivation

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in a recent interview with Men’s Health talks about his new film Killing Gunther, and a number of issues affecting the bodybuilding community, supplement use and where today’s bodybuilders should find motivation. Schwarzenegger also gave advice to Calum Von Moger who will portray him in the new bodybuilding movie “Bigger”.

First, he addressed Calum Von Moger for his role as young Arnold:

“I met him. He’s a terrific fellow, very talented. He’s talented in bodybuilding, too; he’s got a very symmetrical physique, a good looking face and a good spirit. I think he’s a very good person. I hope that he does well with his acting. I haven’t seen [anything he’s acted in], but that doesn’t mean he won’t be good. I think he’s smart enough to take it seriously and to take acting classes and he will be pulling off a good performance…. “

“He could really carve out a nice niche for himself as the younger version of me.”

When asked a question about the recent deaths in the bodybuilding community and Some, like Rich Piana, have admitted to using insulin, while others were using common supplements, like kratom.

“You can say it’s because of the drug usage or being out of control with what they use, or not doing research and using things they don’t know; I cannot tell you what is true and what is not. I think that when anyone [doing a sport] dies, it’s always sad, because this is not their intention and I just hope that we figure out ways of how to guide people through a dangerous, uneducated phase in life where they make these mistakes. We have to make sure this is bodybuilding and not body destroying.”

“I’m the first person to advocate that we have drug tests in every competition. That’s the only way to get rid of some of [the illicit drug use]. Drug companies feel strongly that for every drug test, they will figure out a way to get around it, to cheat it. But that should not discourage us from testing athletes. If we do, we will get better results and they will be healthier. Now, this does not solve the problem for those who don’t compete. There is still an enormous amount of people taking the wrong stuff but not competing.

Arnold believes steroid use has expanded to extreme levels since his day, and emphasis has been removed from discipline:

“You cannot compare what we took in the Seventies with what they’re taking now. We were taking 15mg then and they take 1000mg of the same thing now. It’s really outrageous. It’s just huge amounts of dosages. It’s only because of a lack of education that they don’t know that it will kill them. What they need to do is rely more on the work. One of my six principles of success is work your ass off. There is no shortcut. If you think there is, you’re wrong. Everything I’ve ever accomplished in my life was because I worked my butt off, not because I found some shortcut.”

Arnold as always gives a fantastic advice.

“[Drugs] aren’t the answer. You have to pose and pose and pose. Work your ass off in training. That’s what makes you better.”

His new film Killing Gunther was released October 20, 2017.

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Sergej Žunko
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Yeah right Arnie you did the same shit back then……

Jim Johnson
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Laughable, stfu Arnie w your drug testing bodybuilders because there would be no professional sport if you did.

Louis Valenzuela
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i dont think he wants all drugs removed, im pretty sure its to limit drug use.. maybe make some illegal and others not.

Jim Johnson
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Lol really? Because Lou Ferringo has said the same thing. They’re are hypocrites talking shit and you sound gullible. Ya were going to keep anabolics legal and not test for it, but testing for insulin and HGH, ya that scenario sounds stupid because it’s not logical.

Austin Deadmond
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Really Arnold? Nothing against using gear but don’t say it’s not the answer when it was the answer for you Arnold. Still gotta put in the time and discipline but yes gear helps

Matt Resko
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Lmaoo.. oh, no, Arnold? If they aren’t the answer, why use them? Hmm.. maybe because it’s impossible to look like a freak without them!

Not only that, you won’t hold a candle to anyone on the npc/ifbb stage without them gtfoh

Joel Panzerfaust
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I wonder what Lee Priest has to say on Callum Von Moger now?… Especially after Anie’s comments…..

Jason Lawrence
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My guess is he would say what he did about him before, any changes on your opinions of Calum Lee Priest ?

Joel Panzerfaust
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No changes here… I just thought maybe Lee may change his after seeing this.. I never thought bad of either of them…

Lee Priest
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No I still couldn’t give a fuck. And I couldn’t care what Arnold said about him as I don’t follow him or any other bodybuilder. I have a life 😊. Do Joel your comment is Shit 👍
Arnold’s comments on drugs are great. His comments on Calum well he didn’t say much. So wow 😮

Billy Anderson
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I think Arnold is referring to the massive doses these guys are taking now…in his day you could take gear but not solely rely on it…

Justin Flex
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They trained a lot harder back then

Ciaran Byrne
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Darell Nolan there they are together

Darell Nolan
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Holy fuck ya would swear he is his son

Alan Danny
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Yea right.

Ronald Candelaria
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Is that Arnold’s new girlfriend?

Albert Alexander
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He is talking about the outrageous amounts being used of the drugs, not that he is saying “don’t do steroids” read the article for Christ sake.

Colton Ward
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He says all that but still the drugs matter lol

Lesley Fernandez
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His new film, Gunther is totally fucked up.

Danny Tomlinson
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Wayne Collumbine

Paul Higgs
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Jordan Chappell

Craig Eyerick
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Arnold certainly is king of bozos. This man is a bad dream that needs to disappear. It’s peculiar how he thinks it’s okay for him to use or to have used small doses of anabolic steroids and work your ass off.

This guy is a sham a fake a shyster as far as a bodybuilder is concerned

Jose Flores
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did you even read the article?? lol

Craig Eyerick
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Indeed however my extrapolation is presumably different than yours.
Arnold is primarily not completely but basically responsible for drug abuse and use in bodybuilding. He could be a real hero and not try to cloak himself in the respectability of deception

Jose Flores
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You obviously don’t know much about Arnold

Craig Eyerick
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I use to train at the old
Golds gym and observed him almost daily.

Jose Flores
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Craig Eyerick lol and that means you “know” him lol

Craig Eyerick
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Mr. FLORES appears to
Be a sycophant to Arnold with a very low level of percent ability let alone intelligence

Craig Eyerick
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He doesn’t like anyone disrespecting his “hero”

Gareth Sumner
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Helmo

Zoran Brkovic
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The best muscles had Carl Lewis. Best connection of motoneurones and Actin Myosin filaments. Kompression of Abrachialis can cause Kompartmentsyndromes. Volume is Not blood perfusion.

Jay O'Brien
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Have any of yall, I don’t know… Read the article?

Horne's Gym
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Arnold is correct! The crazy amounts of gear used this day and time is crazy!! Look at the size and bloated bellies of these guys today. Arnold’s day bodybuilders looked much more natural .

Jose Flores
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y’all a bunch of haters and dumbasses, by the retarded comments here, I can tell none of you bozos read the article

Bobby Kardashian-Jenner
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Jesse Harper
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More gear equals more muscle which they thought would mean more girls. It’s too late to go back now, might as well get more muscle.

Amber Nopen
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You sir, are an idiot… More gear does NOT mean more muscle. There are plenty of people who do no research, take a shit ton of gear under your philosophy, & still look like a sack of potatoes. Does gear help with the transition from fat to lean muscle quicker than without? Yes, but not without intense training & diet.

Justin Flex
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Who’s they and trust me no one that is truly into bodybuilding does is to get girls.

Jesse Harper
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Humor my friend. I use ambiguous terms like they to avoid directly insulting any one person.

David Spencer
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Anyone else read out Arnold’s words with his voice in your head?? Or was it just me lol. As for that Calum he’s got a face like an horse ffs.

Harman Oussama
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Simo

Simo Abouelaz
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Oui il a annoncé sur son insta ghadi imaatl arnold

Christine Yvonne
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Don’t put words in Arnold’s mouth….he never mentioned Rich Piana…He also admitted/stated he didn’t know what was true and what isn’t….he’s right, he doesn’t….He was simply speaking in general. I like Arnold, but I bet he would not have been in favor of drug testing when he was competing!!…lol.

Joe Klicman
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Calum is a turd compared to Arnie. Why is he constantly being compared?

Shazoor Khalid
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Aamir Bilal

Paul Schwab
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“Knowing what we know now, I would still have used” – Actually what he said

Stephen Kloster
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U can never take drugs out of the sport of bodybuilding its just not humanly possible to get that big on a natural bases that is a fact and all these young people tday taking all these supplements forge it your qasting your time and money if u want gains you need 200 cc testosterone every week along with nandralone 1-200 every week for 6-8 weeks.