- Arnold Schwarzenegger currently works out six days a week and focuses on a different body part each session.
- His aim is “to stay as lean as possible,” so he performs exercises as a circuit with minimal rest.
- Schwarzenegger announced earlier this year that his current goal is to lose body fat.
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In his latest newsletter, Arnold Schwarzenegger shared his current training regime.
The former governor and retired body builder works out six days a week and does body part splits, which means he works on a different part of the body for each session.
Schwarzenegger said he trains chest and back one day, biceps, triceps, and shoulders another day, and legs the third day, and then repeats.
In each gym session he does 30 sets, and gave an example of a chest and back day as five sets of each of the following exercises:
- Machine bench press x 20 reps
- Lat pull down x 20
- Machine flies x 20
- Rows x 20
- Incline bench press x 20
- Pullover x 20
Schwarzenegger announced earlier this year that his current goal is to lose body fat, and he changed his diet to reach his goal, including cutting out bread (although nutrition experts told Insider this isn’t necessary to lose weight).
In his newsletter, the 73-year-old said he is training “to stay as lean as possible.”
To sculpt his frame, he designs his workouts so that he takes very little rest between sets and performs the exercises like a circuit, going from one straight to the next.
“If you’re trying to gain more muscle, do less reps and instead of a circuit, do each chest and back exercise as a superset,” Schwarzenegger said. “Finish the five sets of bench and the pull down and then move on to the next two exercises.”
He advised his followers to experiment in the gym to find what works best for them, because that’s how you stay consistent.
“Some people want pure strength, some people want less fat, some people want more muscle, but the key is that you show up every day,” Schwarzenegger said.
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