Bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger is a fitness fiend who at 76 years old hasn’t stopped striving to improve his health, well-being, and longevity. In a recent video shared by Men’s Health Mag on X, Schwarzenegger revealed his top three tips to ensure success at the gym.
The seven-time Mr. Olympia winner hung up his hat in the bodybuilding world but even in retirement Arnold Schwarzenegger continues to inspire in fitness with his unrelenting dedication to working out. With nearly 60 years of experience, his tips are highly regarded by anyone looking to advance their physique, stamina, or general health.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is always advocating for the benefits of working out and eating well. Arnold is consistently taking to social media to break down ways to progress without making it more complicated than it needs to be. With advice as simple as fast walking to living longer, Schwarzenegger is helping fitness goers navigate the oversaturated market of health and wellness.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Breaks Down His Top 3 Fitness Tips
Arnold Schwarzenegger disclosed the “inside information” for a better workout in a video posted by Men’s Health Magazine.
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As Schwarzenegger’s first tip, he emphasized the importance of stretching before beginning each exercise. The Austrian native explains that warming up will get blood flowing to the muscles being used.
“You always start out with high reps so we kinda warm up the area. The first set they do like 30 reps sometimes 50. This is no different than when you do squats you warm up the knees or when you do deadlifts you warm up your lower back. It’s all about warming up and cooling down” Schwarzenegger states.
Addressing his next two tips, Arnold Schwarzenegger focuses on ensuring proper form to guarantee the exercise results in maximum hypertrophy. When targeting the rear delts, posture is important otherwise you end up feeling it in the back.
“You keep the head up. If you go forward too much then you will feel it in the back. If you keep your head up and your chest out then it goes into the rear deltoids.”
After stressing the importance of keeping the head up and the chest out to fully work the rear deltoids, Arnold Schwarzenegger moves into his final tip: using a full range of motion. Furthermore, he explained that with a full range of motion, you should hear the weights clink otherwise the exercise isn’t completed at its full capacity.
“Why rob it one-tenth of the movement which could be, we don’t know exactly, but could be one-tenth of the growth.”
Wrapping up his words of wisdom, Schwarzenegger provides fans with a bonus tip that brings to light why people struggle to actually carry through with consistent workouts.
“Well the only reason why somebody doesn’t want to go to the gym when they get up is because they were thinking.”
Arnold stressed that this is the biggest mistake that one can make. Regardless of what the person is looking to accomplish, his advice is to:
“Roll out of bed and don’t think. The most important is don’t think, just do.”
Aside from his latest tips, Schwarzenegger has made his mission to inform the masses with his Arnold’s Pump Club Newsletter and Podcast. Whether it’s a circuit workout with no equipment or secrets to youthful skin, the bodybuilding legend has the answer.
Given Arnold Schwarzenegger’s legacy and all-time great status, his tips in fitness world hold a lot of weight. Most importantly, he wants everyone to understand that success at the gym can be achieved with a thorough warm-up, correct posture, and completing a full range of motion.