Monthly Archives: June 2015

Arnold’s 1974 Mr. Olympia Chest & Back Workout

Arnold’s 1974 Mr. Olympia Chest & Back Workout

Arnold Schwarzenegger cut the range of motion on his bench presses one-quarter of the way from lockout in order to keep tension on his pecs. On wide-grip pullups, however, he lowered his body until he felt a deep stretch in his lats, which activates them better. Arnold used this routine on Mondays and Thursdays. Arnold Schwarzenegger used this routine twice a week to build a powerful core. MONDAY AND THURSDAY EXERCISE 1 BENCH PRESS You’ll need: Barbell 5sets 10-12reps as needed rest EXERCISE 2 WIDE-GRIP PULLUP You’ll need: Pullup Bar 5sets 10-12reps as needed rest EXERCISE 3 DUMBBELL FLYE You’ll need: Dumbbells, Bench 5sets 10-12reps as needed rest EXERCISE 4 SEATED CABLE ROW You’ll need: Adjustable Cable Machine, V-Handle Attachment 5sets 10-12reps as needed rest EXERCISE 5 DIP You’ll need: Dip Station 5sets to failurereps as needed rest EXERCISE 6 BENT-OVER BARBELL ROW 5sets 12reps as needed rest EXERCISE 7 CABLE CROSSOVER You’ll need: Adjustable Cable Machine, D-Handle Attachment 3sets 12reps as needed rest EXERCISE 8 DUMBBELL ROW You’ll need: Dumbbells 3sets 12reps as needed rest Source: Arnold’s 1974 Mr.»
King Reigns With Unique Training Technique

King Reigns With Unique Training Technique

On a recent Saturday morning, M&F Training Director Sean Hyson and I were working out at Gold’s Gym in Venice, CA, when I pointed out my friend Ron King, who was benching on a Smith machine. Ron, you may recall, was featured in our August 2014 Over-40 column. At 58, he fits safely within the category and probably has the best physique of anyone we’ve ever featured on that page. Standing maybe 5’7″, he can’t weigh more than 175 pounds, but every square inch of his frame is sheathed in perfectly hewn muscle.»