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Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Tips

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an inspiration to millions of men around the world.

"The secret is to make your mind work for you - not against you." This is Arnold’s bodybuilding philosophy. Arnold's approach to bodybuilding was mental as well as physical. While competing, he didn't go through the motions; he worked out to be larger than life.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Diet and Nutrition Tips

• Eat 5-6 smaller meals a day
• Eat carbs half an hour after exercising
• Eat 30 to 50 grams of protein with each meal every 3 hours
• Not avoid unsaturated fats because they raise hormone levels
• Eat between 60 and 100 grams of carbs per day
• Eat no more than 3 eggs a day
• Substitute beef and pork with chicken and fish
• Avoid sugar -- it contains empty calories; eat fruits and vegetables for carbs instead
• Use supplements and protein shakes to get the required daily amount of protein
• Sleep 8 or more hours a day

Arnold Schwarzenegger Bodybuilding Workout Routine

For Monday, Wednesday and Fri

Chest:
Bench press - 5 sets, 6-10 reps
Flat bench flies - 5 sets, 6-10 reps
Incline bench press - 6 sets, 6-10 reps
Cable crossovers - 6 sets, 10-12 reps
Dips - 5 sets, to failure
Dumbbell pullovers - 5 sets, 10-12 reps

Back:
Front wide-grip chin-ups - 6 sets, to failure
T-bar rows - 5 sets, 6-10 reps
Seated pulley rows - 6 sets, 6-10 reps
One-arm dumbbell rows - 5 sets, 6-10 reps
Straight-leg deadlifts - 6 sets, 15 reps

Legs:
Squats - 6 sets, 8-12 reps
Leg presses - 6 sets, 8-12 reps
Leg extensions - 6 sets, 12-15 reps
Leg curls - 6 sets, 10-12 reps
Barbell lunges - 5 sets, 15 reps

Calves:
Standing calf raises -10 sets, 10 reps
Seated calf raises - 8 sets, 15 reps
One-legged calf raises (holding dumbbells) - 6 sets,12 reps

Forearms:
Wrist curls (forearms on knees) - 4 sets, 10 reps
Reverse barbell curls - 4 sets, 8 reps
Wright roller machine - to failure

Abs:
Nonstop instinct training for 30 minutes

For Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Biceps:
Barbell curls - 6 sets, 6-10 reps
Seated dumbbell curls - 6 sets, 6-10 reps
Dumbbell concentration curls - 6 sets, 6-10 reps

Triceps:
Close-grip bench presses (for the all three heads) - 6 sets, 6-10 reps
Pushdowns (exterior head) - 6 sets, 6-10 reps
Barbell French presses (interior head) - 6 sets, 6-10 reps
One-arm dumbbell triceps extensions (exterior head) - 6 sets, 6-10 reps

Shoulders:
Seated barbell presses - 6 sets, 6-10 reps
Lateral raises (standing) - 6 sets, 6-10 reps
Rear-delt lateral raises - 5 sets, 6-10 reps
Cable lateral raises - 5 sets, 10-12 reps

Calves and Forearms:
Same as Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Abs:
Same as Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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