Talk about genetics. Here’s a rare shot of 10-year-old Arnold on a fishing trip with his uncle Helmut, who always wondered why Arnold wore “nut-huggers” on all of their excursions…
Seriously, Arnold’s size was impressive from an early age—he’s not really 10 above. Probably 13 or 14.
A lot of his mass was due to his training instinct…
For example, we’ve mentioned that Arnold rarely used a slow rep cadence—his reps were almost always rapid-fire, what we call Speed Sets.
Arnold didn’t know all the mass-building benefits, which you’ve seen in this newsletter ad nauseam…
He simply had an innate ability to incorporate the things that produced his classic mass, like faster reps and stretch exercises. And, man, did it all gel, as you can see in this studio photo taken by the great Jimmy Caruso…
Incidentally, we highly recommend the three-part Netflix documentary on Arnold. Great insight into the king of bodybuilding presented in three parts—from muscles to acting to politics.
For more on Speed Sets, the ideal exercise, and stretch-position moves, as well as how to implement them all into your workouts, see Old Man, Young Muscle.
Till next time, train hard—and smart—for BIG results.
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