Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals his current training routine at age 76: ‘I’m addicted to working out’ – Fitness Volt

Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals his current training routine at age 76: 'I'm addicted to working out' - Fitness Volt

Arnold SchwarzeneggerHis dedication to longevity fuels his daily operations. After enduring heart surgeries, Schwarzenegger’s life, especially training, has changed radically since his bodybuilding days. In a recent YouTube video, Schwarzenegger discussed his current workout routine, and why he no longer trains as heavy at 76 years old.

Schwarzenegger boasts one of the most decorated bodybuilding careers of all time, earning a total of seven Mr. Olympia titles in his prime. Known for his well-defined muscles, towering physique, and massive biceps, Schwarzenegger later used his bodybuilding talents to make a successful transition into acting and Hollywood.

From acting, bodybuilding, to ruling California, Schwarzenegger’s ability to make personal connections coupled with his relentless work ethic has been on constant display. Even as he got older, Schwarzenegger did not slow down his training regimen, but rather modified it to suit his age.

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he has stopped exercising ‘weightlifting’: ‘I want to look half fit at my age’

According to Schwarzenegger, an active lifestyle and moderation are the key to living a productive life.

“I think it’s very difficult to do [lose weight] Because I can tell you myself, I have to go bike riding every day, exercise every day because it’s so hard to stop eating and go on extreme diets like some people do, I never did.

Of course, you get some stomach pain from it, but I think the key is to keep it in moderation and not gain too much weight, otherwise it’s going to be bad for you, bad for your heart and your health and everything.

As for Schwarzenegger’s exercise schedule, he rides his bike daily for between 45 minutes and an hour and trains with weights at Gold’s Gym for 45 minutes daily. He stopped lifting heavy weights after doctors told him it could damage his aortic and pulmonary valves after heart surgery.

“I go on a bike ride, I ride for 45 minutes to an hour a day. I do weight training at Gold’s Gym, about 45 minutes a day. But very light. Nothing heavy because I had heart surgery in 1997 and then the doctors told me I had to stop.” Avoid lifting heavy things because it is not good for your valves.

“They kind of get wiped out sooner, so I’m instead lifting less weights and more reps and stuff like that, but I train regularly but you know when you get older, it’s like how the hell do you hold on to some of the things you had before? Really difficult.

“No, not usually for hearts, but when you have valve surgery, aortic valves, pulmonary valves, you don’t want to put that much pressure on them. When you bench press heavy or you do heavy squats, and you put a lot of pressure on this valve and that Essential.Their idea is to use less weight so you don’t have to replace the valve.

Despite his best efforts, the 76-year-old still had to undergo surgery on his aortic valve.

“After 23 years, I still had to replace it anyway, and I had another surgery and all that stuff, but the bottom line is you don’t want to abuse it.”

Schwarzenegger shared that he gets inspired when he sees other people training and testing their physical limits.

“I get a lot of energy when I go to the gym and see everyone working out, sweating and training hard, and that makes me inspired and then I want to work out too.”

He likens life to a black-and-white movie, but after practicing, he says he can see things in color.

“It’s not that intense, it’s not that intense [my workout schedule]. First of all, I love working out. I’ll tell you what, it makes me feel good when I exercise I feel good. I always tell people when I wake up in the morning and bike to the gym I feel like I’m cycling through a black and white movie and then suddenly when I finish my workout and bike back it’s a color movie.”

In general, Schwarzenegger feels more optimistic about life when he exercises, adding that it becomes an addiction, albeit a healthy one.

“I feel more positive,” Schwarzenegger said. “It’s addictive. I’m addicted to working out. For me, it’s not a chore because I know why I’m doing it. I want to look half decent at my age. It’s pathetic though.”

Aside from discussing his love for the gym, Schwarzenegger is also passionate about his nutrition. In a recent podcast appearance, the bodybuilding legend spoke about his 70% plant-based diet, which he has enjoyed for the past five years. He revealed that he has reduced his intake of red meat to help his cholesterol levels as well.

With a unique career, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s passion for fitness and exercise remains strong, despite implementing major changes in his daily training routine for heart health.

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This story was written by Doug Murray, News Editor at Fitness Volt. Doug is passionate about strength sports, bodybuilding and weightlifting, and is committed to providing you with accurate and informative news reports. He loves connecting with readers and is always happy to answer any questions you may have.

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