The first thing that comes to everyones mind when they hear the name Arnold Schwarzenegger is: muscles. Not his acting stint, not his current role as the governor of California, not as a director, as a businessman or anything else he has dabbled in. He is just pure muscle in the minds of everyone around the world.
Make no mistake about it, he has earned that recognition time and time again. His impressive resume includes, but is not limited to, winning the Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia title several times as well as several European powerlifting contests. So you cant blame people if they only see the musclebound Mr. Universe instead of all of his other accomplishments throughout the years. At almost 70 years old, Arnold Schwarzenegger still sports a muscular body, which he maintains with a workout regimen that is still astounding to most people who hit the gym on a regular basis.
The key to achieving an impressive physique is to hit all of the obvious body parts that convey a larger than life image. These are your shoulders, arms, legs and back. To emphasize the total body form you have to taper the abdominal area to achieve that hourglass shape. Now youd think that the only type of weights Arnold Schwarzenneger lifts are the really heavy ones, but he does do light weights in order to enhance the secondary and tertiary muscles involved in his workout. These light sets also enhance the definition of his body. Whereas the heavy sets enhance his bulk.
To make his chest massive, Arnold performs supersets with his bench presses. The two most commonly employed are inclined bench presses and flat bench presses. These two exercises will stretch out the chest and double its size while encouraging the pectoral muscles to also pop out.
To make his arms larger than life, Arnold focuses on making his shoulders pop out first. This is achieved through flyes and military presses. Although he has biceps the size of basketballs, the key to making it look even bigger is to target the triceps area first. To enhance the size and define his triceps, Arnold engages in rows and cable pull downs. This is one secret not everyone knows in terms of making his arms look big. After his triceps workout that is one he does curls to enhance the size of his biceps.
He follows this up with leg exercises to ensure that he has a balanced look and finishes off with core muscle exercises to keep his abdominal area flat and muscular. Last but not the least; Arnold has a strict diet regimen filled with proteins and calories with less fat in it to maintain his impressive physique!