Seven-time Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger hasn’t competed on stage since 1980, but the Arnold Classic’s namesake is still as relevant to the sport as he ever was. It’s because he stayed connected to fitness, even though he was a top box office and governor in California.
This passion for working out was on display recently when Schwarzenegger shared training clips and a training tip from when he was Mr. Olympia. In the post, he talked about the importance of using a full range of motion when performing moves such as front dumbbell raises and side raises.
“When I tell people to do the full range of motion on every exercise and get it right, that’s what I mean,” he wrote in the post’s caption. Most coaches and trainers suggest raising the weights to shoulder height during these movements. Schwarzenegger raises the dumbbells above his head on the front raises, and he also goes well above the shoulders on the side raises.
It is difficult to dispute his results. Known for his tremendous chest and arm development, Schwarzenegger focused on improving his deltoid development by creating a seated twist barbell press known as the Arnold Press. It turned out to be a way for him to target all three heads of the shoulders, and it helped him improve his width and thickness at the top of his upper body.
If you want to see how well his tips could work for you, then you can try this dumbbell shoulder workout and imagine your deltoids growing to the size of rocks like Schwarzenegger did when he was the number one bodybuilder. one on the planet.
- Arnold Press – 3 sets of 10-12 repetitions
- Alternate Front Dumbbell Lift – 3 sets of 10-12 reps each
- Seated Lateral Raises – 3 sets of 12 reps
* Rest for 45-60 seconds between sets.
Schwarzenegger also referred to a project he’s been working on as “the next step in his fitness crusade.” You can follow him on Instagram @schwarzenegger for more information.