Arnold Schwarzenegger- Mr. Universe – Bodybuilding – Heavy weight lifting – Fitness – Muscles
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger, the greatest bodybuilder of all times, was born on
July 30, 1947 in Thal in Austria . Arnold gained worldwide attention as a highly
famous and successful bodybuilder and went on to achieve worldwide fame as a
Hollywood action film star. He became famous for his strong incomparable muscles
and his muscle show in the "Conan the Barbarian" and "Terminator series".
He was called as "The Austrian Oak" in his body building days and went on to win
the hearts of bodybuilders and women all over the globe.
Arnold 's biggest dream was to be the greatest ever by winning the Mr. Olympia
title went crushed after he lost to Sergio Oliva in 1969. But it was his sheer
determination that led him to the supreme title in 1970 and he proved to the
World that was not a mere luck or fluke as he went on to win the same title in
1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975. He decided to call it a day by announcing his
retirement from the World of professional bodybuilding after the 1975 win. He
went to fame before the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest when renowned film-makers
Robert Fiore and George Butler went on to make the all-time bodybuilder's hit
"Pumping Iron" with him.
Such was his fame, that his legacy is celebrated by holding the Arnold Classic
annual bodybuilding competition. Schwarzenegger was born with a bicuspid aortic
valve that has an aortic valve with only two leaflets and was highly criticized
for the use of Dianabol and testosterone propionate.
He brought Bodybuilding on the map and is highly acclaimed for the promotion of
bodybuilding World over.
He was termed by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the most perfectly
developed man in the history of the world" and also served as Chairman of the
President's Council on Physical Fitness, United States .
His Favorite Sports and Hobbies:
Bodybuilding, swimming, scuba diving, tennis, skiing, horseback riding, drawing,
bowling, archery and skeet.
His tips to Budding Youngsters:
To have 5-6 small meals a day.
Eat crabs half-an-hour after the workout.
Having a sleep of 8 or more hours a day.
Give a rest of at least 3 days in a week.
Do not use more than 3 eggs a day.
Unsaturated fats and high doses of sugar are a strict NO.
There can be the use of energy supplements and protein shakes.
Beef and pork may be substituted by fish and chicken.
His long list of Titles:
1963 Steirer Hof Competition in Graz , Austria (runner up).
1965 Junior Mr. Europe
1966 Best-Built Athlete of Europe
1966 International Power lifting Championship
1966 Mr. Europe - amateur
1966 NABBA Mr. Universe - amateur
1967 NABBA Mr. Universe - amateur
1968 German Power lifting Championship
1968 IFBB Mr. International
1968 NABBA Mr. Universe - professional
1968 IFBB Mr. Universe (tall class winner)
1969 IFBB Mr. Universe
1969 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York (runner-up)
1969 NABBA Mr. Universe - professional
1969 IFBB Mr. Europe - professional
1970 NABBA Mr. Universe - professional
1970 AAU Pro Mr. World
1970 IFBB Mr. Olympia
1971 IFBB Mr. Olympia
1972 IFBB Mr. Olympia
1973 IFBB Mr. Olympia
1974 IFBB Mr. Olympia
1975 IFBB Mr. Olympia
1980 IFBB Mr. Olympia