Legendary bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger has a creative footprint that expands beyond the bodybuilding stages. In a recent post made on Instagram by Hugh Jackman, Schwarzenegger shared his reaction to the X-Men star’s insane arm muscle development in a training session for Deadpool 3.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is arguably the most popular and one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time. He dominated the sport in the 1970s and 80s, winning seven Mr. Olympia titles and going head-to-head against the likes of former champion Sergio Oliva, Franco Columbu, and Frank Zane.
Besides his humongous build, Schwarzenegger endeared himself to the mainstream audience with his sharp wit and charismatic personality. Along with Lou Ferrigno, Schwarzenegger helped increase bodybuilding’s reach worldwide through the 1977 docudrama Pumping Iron.
Following a successful run in the sport, ‘The Austrian Oak’ decided to explore the world of entertainment in hopes of gracing the silver screen. Using the same work ethic he learned in bodybuilding, Schwarzenegger became a bonafide superstar. His lead roles in blockbuster films, such as Conan the Barbarian (1982), The Terminator (1984), Commando (1985), and Predator (1987), amassed him a massive following.
Schwarzenegger regularly motivates his followers to live a healthy lifestyle and stay active. He encouraged his fans to make walking a daily habit as well as consume high-protein meals to extend their lifespan.
Australian A-list actor Hugh Jackman rose to prominence for his depiction of Marvel superhero Wolverine in the 20th Century Fox X-Men film franchise. He gained a significant amount of muscle mass and pulled off an incredible body transformation to bring the comic book character to life. He boasts one of the best physiques in Hollywood with excellent vascularity and muscle detail.
Jackman opened up on his preparations to build the Wolverine physique last month. He dispelled rumors of ever using steroids and claimed he built his physique the old-school way by eating lots and lots of chicken.
Arnold Schwarzenegger reacts to Hugh Jackman’s workout photo for Deadpool 3
In a recent Instagram post, Hugh Jackman showed off his impressive biceps in a workout photo from a training session for Deadpool 3. Arnold Schwarzenegger weighed in on Jackman’s photo with a simple reaction using the flexing arm emoji.
“He’s only 46,” wrote Jackman. “I’m older. But it’s not a competition.”
Schwarzenegger commented, “💪.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up with social media fitness influencer Joey Swoll for a gym positivity movement. Swoll, renowned for his push against the rise in toxic gym culture, caught Arnold’s attention with his clips calling out disrespectful gym-goers. Schwarzenegger praised Swoll’s healthy contributions and hinted at a partnership to make gyms a safe space for everyone.
Schwarzenegger shared some of his best fitness tips for beginners last week. He believes the key is to keep your momentum and make working out a part of your daily routine. He followed up with a checklist for a healthy diet and discussed the best practices to optimize recovery.
According to IMDb, Deadpool 3 is currently in the pre-production phase and is expected to hit theaters on November 8, 2024.