Arnold Schwarzenegger Was a Bodybuilder Action Hero & Big Screen Legend!

Arnold Schwarzenegger : The Life Of a Bodybuilder!

Arnold Schwarzenegger The Early Days!

There’s not a lot to be said about Arnold that’s not been said before, but to say that for someone who couldn’t speak good English or make himself understood back in his early career, he certainly showed us the way! 

 A Brief History of  Arnold Schwarzenegger…

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger born July 30, 1947 in Thal, Austria, a small village bordering the Styrian capital of Graz. In 1960, Arnold s football (soccer) coach took his team to a local gym where Arnold picks up his first barbell; football was his chosen career at that time, but little did he realize the importance of lifting that weight.

Arnold started weight training when I was 15, although it’s reported that at 14, he started an intensive training program with Dan Farmer. At 17, he officially started his competitive bodybuilding career.

In 1965, Arnold served his one year national service in the Austrian Army and it was during this time that Arnold won the Junior Mr. Europe contest. He realized that the ‘Mr. Universe’ was his way into America known as the land of opportunity and Arnold s ambition was to become rich and famous.  Arnold attended the ‘NABBA Mr. Universe’ competition in London, 1966, where he would come second to the American winner Chester Yorton. 

Charles Wag Bennett, one of the judges at the competition, invites Arnold to stay in his crowded family home above one of his two gyms in Forest Gate, London, England and offers to train him…it also helped Arnold to improve his English.

In 1967, Arnold won the title for the first time, and at the age of just 20, become the youngest ever Mr. Universe. He returned home in 1966 where he trained hard and attending business school, but Arnold always dreamed of becoming a great actor, inspiring to follow individuals like bodybuilding idols Reg Park, Steve Reeves and Johnny Weissmuller, on the big screen.

In 1968 Arnold returned to England where he won his next Mr. Universe title. Arnold seen this has his opportunity to move to the USA, a destination he had dreamt for from the age of 10. Speaking very little English, Arnold moved to America in September 1968, at the age of 21.

The rest as they say is history, Arnold realized his drams, he become achieved his ambitions to become an American former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician. Arnold Schwarzenegger served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.

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