The Secret To Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Arm Size

Arnold Schwarzenegger had a physique that most people consider the best ever – even today. He was massive, lean enough and had some of the best beachbody parts (chest and arms). To this day Arnold’s chest and biceps development are considered unmatched.

What’s the secret to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s arm size?


1.It’s not a secret routine…

The online space is flooded by routines ‘revealing Arnold’s secret to arm size’ but the truth is that Arnold’s routine had very little to do with his arm size.

Obsessing over repetitions and exercises won’t get you very far. The body can’t count and there are many different ways to stress the arms.

Some may like barbell curls while others prefer dumbbell curls. Which one is better? Neither. They are just exercises and Arnold would have developed his monstrous arms on pretty much any kind of routine that requires effort.

There are no secret routines.

2.It’s genetics…

Arnold Schwarzenegger has some of the best genetics for arms and chest. The shape and the insertions are ‘aesthetically pleasing’ and the muscle bellies are long. This allows for some serious muscle growth to occur.

If you have short muscle bellies and long tendons, your arms will look completely different than Arnold’s. You will most likely have bigger biceps peaks, but your biceps and triceps will appear less ‘full’.

3.It’s steroids…

Of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger used steroids. He even said so himself. He did what he had to do in order to keep up with the competition. You don’t develop arms like Arnold’s by eating bread and salt. You do it by eating a lot of protein, taking drugs, training and having favorable genetics in the ‘arm department’.

4.It’s definitely not supplements…

Supplements suck – plain and simple. They were garbage 40 years ago and still are. You may take all the whey protein in the world. It does not matter. What has the biggest impact on your muscle building power is not protein. It’s hormones. That’s why women look like women and men look like men – because of hormones.

5.It’s not bulking…


You can’t build muscle mass by force feeding yourself. Doesn’t that seem a little too easy to you? The more you eat, the bigger you get. Of course, but please define bigger because obese people also fall under the category ‘BIG’.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was consuming a lot of calories but he was also taking plenty of synthetic hormones which were making sure that his body was utilizing the macro nutrients from the large amount of food.

That’s also one of the reasons why regular people just get fat when they follow the diet of the legends. It was never meant for you. You are putting too much fuel in a very small car.

Final thoughts

Stop worshiping anybody’s body parts.

Don’t look for the secret routine – it doesn’t exist.

You were never meant to be somebody else.

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