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Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography 7 Time Champion

Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947, in Thal, Styria, Austria, at the home of Aurelia and Gustav Schwarzenegger. Arnold Schwarzenegger biography discussed from his birth to win the award of Mr. Olympia.

His father was the local chief in the police department and had served in World War II as a Hauptfeldwebel after willingly joining the Nazi Party in 1938.

He grew up in a Christian family who visited Mass every Sunday. His father had a preference for his elder son, Meinhard, over Arnold. His inclination was “strong and blatant”, which stemmed from unfounded doubt that Arnold was not his organic child.

Early bodybuilding Career of Arnold/Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography

Early bodybuilding Career of Arnold

At the age of  14, Schwarzenegger trained by a gym in Graz, where he also visited the local movie theaters to see his bodybuilding idols such as Reg Park, Steve Reeves, and Johnny Weissmuller on the big screen to inspire himself.

The costs to be a member of a sports school were too high, so he provided his own sports room in the basement of his home. But in 1961, he met Kurt Marnul, the previous Mr. Austria.

Marnul was mush impressed by Arnold’s body and asked him to teach in the Athletic Union in Graz. Arnold began his great and comprehensive training.

Arnold Shewarzennegar workout

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The film industry helped move Schwarzenegger’s obsession with the USA and the future he felt expected him there. Getting to his new country was the issue for him.

Schwarzenegger found his answer in Joe Weider, the man behind the International Federation of Body Building, an association that sponsored competitions such as Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia.

Weider loved Schwarzenegger’s daring, sense of humor, and the potential he saw in the young bodybuilder Arnold. Weider’s abilities couldn’t have been more dead-on.

In all, Schwarzenegger would win an unusual five Mr. Universe titles and six Mr. Olympia titles during his bodybuilding career.

Arnold, who had migrated to the United States in 1968, helped move the sport into the mainstream, culminating in the 1977 documentary Pumping Iron, which tells the tale of Arnold’s support of his Mr. Olympia title.

Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger

Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold’s goal was to become the most famous and greatest bodybuilder in the world, which determined becoming Mr. Olympia. His first trial was in 1969 when he lost to three-time Mr. Olympia Sergio Oliva.

However, Arnold appeared back in 1970 and won the contest, making him the youngest ever Mr. Olympia at the age of 23 years, a record he still endures to the present day.

He extended his winning streak in 1971 to 74 contests. He also toured different countries trading vitamins, as in Helsinki, Finland in 1972, when he lived at the YMCA Hotel Hospiz on Vuorikatu and gave vitamin pills at the Stockmann shopping center.

In 1975, he was once again in the top class and won the title of Mr. Olympia for the sixth constant time, beating Franco Columbu. After the 1975 Mr. Olympia competition, Schwarzenegger announced his retirement from professional bodybuilding career.

Arnold came out of retirement, however, to fight in the 1980 Mr. Olympia championship.

He was preparing for his role in Conan, and he got into such good shape because of the running, horse riding, and sword practicing that he determined he wanted to win the Mr. Olympia competition one last time in 1980.

Arnold Schwarzenegger wife

Arnold Schwarzenegger wife

Arnold married Maria Shriver in 1986, she relative of 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy. He divorced her in 2011 after admitted to have fathered an illegal child with their housemaid in 1997, and their divorce was concluded in 2017.

Arnold has three sons named Joseph, Christopher, and Patrick and two daughters named Katherine and Christina from his divorced wife Maria.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Height, Weight, and Body size

  • He stands on a height of 1.88 m or else 6 feet and 2 inches tall.
  • He weighs around 102 to 106 Kg.
  • Schwarzenegger’s official height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88 m) has been brought into question by several articles.
  • In his bodybuilding days in the late 1960s, he was measured to be 6 feet 1.5 inches a height confirmed by his fellow bodybuilders.
  • At the age of 14, he chose bodybuilding over soccer as a career.
  • His chest size is ‎57″ inches.
  • His arms size are ‎22″ inches.
  • His body stats are 57-34-38 inches.
  • He has light brown eyes and has light brown hair.
  • He wears a shoe size of 10 US.
  • At present time, he is 73 years old.

Arnold Schwarzenegger diet plan

Arnold Schwarzenegger diet plan

 Arnold Schwarzenegger is the brand when it comes to gubernatorial bodybuilding action stars. His dietary advice shows his personality: stringent, strong, powerful, and disciplined.

These are Arnold’s habits for daily eating and working out: Five to six “small” meals per day, eat carbs a half-hour before a workout, 30-50 grams of protein with each meal after every three hours, don’t avoid soaked fats, no more than three eggs a day, replace beef and pork with chicken and fish, and avoid fish.

History of Championship of Arnold

  • In 1963 Steirer Hof Competition in Graz, Austria (runner up).
  • In 1965 Junior Mr. Europe in Germany
  • In 1966 Best-Built Athlete of Europe in Germany
  • In 1966 International Powerlifting Championship in Germany
  • In 1966 Mr. Europe – amateur in Germany.
  • In 1966 NABBA Mr. Universe – amateur in London, England
  • In 1967 NABBA Mr. Universe – amateur in London, England
  • In 1968 German Powerlifting Championship in Germany
  • In 1968 IFBB Mr. International in Tijuana, Mexico
  • In 1968 NABBA Mr. Universe – professional in London, England
  • In 1968 IFBB Mr. Universe in Miami, Florida (tall class winner)
  • In 1969 IFBB Mr. Universe in New York
  • In 1969 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York (2nd place to Sergio Olivia)
  • In 1969 NABBA Mr. Universe – professional in London, England
  • In 1969 IFBB Mr. Europe – professional in Germany
  • In 1970 NABBA Mr. Universe – professional in London, England
  • In 1970 AAU Pro Mr. World in Columbus, Ohio
  • In 1970 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York, USA
  • In 1971 IFBB Mr. Olympia in Paris, France
  • In 1972 IFBB Mr. Olympia in Essen, Germany
  • In 1973 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York, USA
  • In 1974 IFBB Mr. Olympia in New York, USA
  • In 1975 IFBB Mr. Olympia in Pretoria, South Africa
  • In 1980 IFBB Mr. Olympia in Sydney, Australia


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