Arnold Schwarzenegger made his Hollywood debut with the 1970 film Hercules In New York. This was only the beginning of his acting career, as he would go on to star in one of the most popular franchises in the world and become one of the biggest actors in the industry. He has always believed in his work and has never backed out due to the fear of failure. The 75-year-old actor is still in full spirit and is set to make his comeback with the upcoming series, Fubar.
However, there are still certain things he is always careful about, one of which includes his body and physique. The Terminator actor is also a prominent name in Bodybuilding, and according to him, there is a limit to the human body, and he does not seem very happy about it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Human Body Potential
As much as Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for his movies and work in the film industry, the 75-year-old actor also has a prominent place in Bodybuilding history. He has won several championships along with multiple Mr. Olympia titles. After winning the Mr. Olympia tile for six years in a row, he retired from Bodybuilding.
However, he continued working out most likely to stay in shape for his acting career. According to a report from The Atlantic, the Commando star does not believe that one can continue to have the same stamina after turning 26. “Once you hit 26, it’s all downhill with the body,” he told his friend Paul Wachter once.
Schwarzenegger further said that one can maintain his shape, but “the peak is over at 26.” He also says that he loved working out and staying in shape. The report also mentions how Schwarzenegger is not afraid of death but is only “pissed off” about it.
As he got older, he was unable to maintain it. The Predator star said, “You get chubby. You get overweight. You get older and older.” And the changes could not be very pleasing, especially for someone who has worked and has been celebrated for having the “best-developed body” for years.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Does Not Want to Lie to the Public
Arnold Schwarzenegger believes that presenting a different image in from of the public could put a public figure in trouble. This is the reason he does not prefer lying about anything, even if it includes his bad habits. He said,
“It’s why when I got asked if I smoked pot when I ran for office I said ‘yes, and I did inhale.’ It’s why I smoke stogies even though I’m a fitness guy. I don’t want to lie to you.”
Despite having a bodybuilding and fitness background, he has been open about alcoholic habits as well. The Total Recall star has also admitted to using steroids during his career as a bodybuilder, saying that they were helpful in “maintaining muscle size.” He also claimed that he only used them while they were legal.
Source: The Atlantic