Arnold Schwarzenegger`s Favorite Chest Workout

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Arnold`s Favorite Chest Routine

Arnold Schwarzenegger`s routine for chest workout was so simple.. old style like him but very efficient indeed and his titles tell that: Four Mr. Universe titles, Seven Mr. Olympia titles. During Arnold Schwarzenegger`s Olympia reign, his two best bodyparts were the biceps and pecs (chest), and these are the muscles that everyone associates with a bodybuilder’s physique. Arnold`s chest in particular is widely considered the best ever. He described how he built that chest with a hard workout in a classic quote and a classic routine from back in the golden era of bodybuilding.

Arnold Schwarzenegger`s Favorite Chest Workout Discussion

I always like to start my chest routine with barbell bench presses. I’ll use the pyramid principle, starting with a lighter weight and going to a heavy weight with six reps for my chest. After that I’ll do barbell presses on an incline to hit the upper chest. These I like to do for 10 to 15 reps and get a good pump in my chest workout. After that I do dumbbell flyes on a flat bench to really stretch out my pecs and hit the inner part. And finally I’ll end my routine with dips, and I lean into these a lot for fully pump in the chest because this stretches out my pecs and gets a lot of blood in there. Dips also focuses more on my lower pecs.

Arnold Schwarzenegger`s chest routine when doing his workout

  • Bench Presses 5 sets 6-20 reps depending on weight
  • Incline barbell Presses 5 sets 10-15 reps
  • Dumbbell flyes 5 sets 10-15 reps
  • Weighted Dips 5 sets 15 reps
  • I like the photo with the governor Arnold Schwarzenegger walking on a terrace near the beach with his sunglasses on, he`s old but you can still see some traces of that imposing chest that was built with intensive training in his workout and lots of food (what`s with the Nike socks and shoes?)

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