Arnold by Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Five-time Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia, and Mr. World, Arnold Schwarzenegger is the name in bodybuilding. Here is his classic bestselling autobiography, which explains how the “Austrian Oak” came to the sport of bodybuilding and aspired to be the star he has become.

I still remember that first visit to the bodybuilding gym. I had never seen anyone lifting weights before. Those guys were huge and brutal….The weight lifters shone with sweat; they were powerful looking, Herculean. And there it was before me—my life, the answer I'd been seeking. It clicked. It was something I suddenly just seemed to reach out and find, as if I'd been crossing a suspended bridge and finally stepped off onto solid ground.

Arnold shares his fitness and training secrets—demonstrating with a comprehensive step-by-step program and dietary hints how to use bodybuilding for better health. His program includes a special four-day regimen of specific exercises to develop individual muscle groups—each exercise illustrated with photos of Arnold in action.

For fans and would-be bodybuilders, this is Arnold in his own words.

About Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger served as governor of California from 2003 to 2011. Before that, he had a long career, starring in such films as the Terminator series; Stay Hungry; Twins; Predator; and Junior. His first book, Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder, was a bestseller when published in 1977 and, along with his Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding, has never been out of print since.
Published July 17, 2012 by Simon & Schuster. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Sports & Outdoors, Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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After cataloguing dozens of examples of people declaring that "So-and-so is the Arnold Schwarzenegger of such-and-such" they conclude that this coinage is ubiquitous because "[Arnold] himself is the Arnold Schwarzenegger of metaphors".

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BC Books

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Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger is an autobiography of the famous actor, politician and champion body builder.

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Schwarzenegger writes several times that he does not believe in “can’t” and “shouldn’t”, as in “shouldn’t have impregnated the housekeeper”, presumably.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger New Book Review From Terminator to Governator to Womanator.

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The Moderate Voice

Just as Schwarzenegger has has problems with his state Republicans, McCain would likely face some problems with his own party’s rank and file and political elites if he tried to reshape the political clay too much.

Jul 09 2008 | Read Full Review of Arnold

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