The terminator is back in town and he’s shared his golden rule for getting and then staying buff.
Hollywood A-Lister and former Governor of California,
, 70, touched down in Melbourne this week for an event packed weekend.
He opened a charity fun run, gave a live talk about his business successes and attended Australia’s biggest fitness expo named after the terminator himself, news.com.au reported.
In between his busy scheduled the 70-year-old shared his tips for staying physically and mentally healthy.
Not only does the star maintain a strict workout scheduled; cycling, lifting weights and skiing he also stays mentally focused by regularly playing chess.
‘I work out every day, I get up at 5am and I ride the bike to the gym. I work out there for an hour then I ride home and have breakfast. My day starts like that. Before I ever get to the office, I’ve already done my workout for the day. I’ve done something,’ he said.
Arnie knows getting up two hours earlier each morning to hit the weights is a tough sell but he says there is a simple trick, just don’t think about it.
‘(Working out) is not just difficult to do in the beginning. It’s always going to be difficult. I say to people, ‘don’t think’. Just get up, get on your bicycle, ride the bike, then start thinking. Because as soon as you start thinking, you will have 5000 reasons why you shouldn’t do it,’ he said.
Arnie holds many titles: actor, businessman, activist and bodybuilder are just a few. For the Austrian born star, who started weight lifting at the ripe age of 15, a thirst for competition runs in his veins.
The seven-time Mr Olympia winner says that although he can’t compete in the way he used to, he finds himself entering other competitions life throws at him.
‘I left body building, then it was competing in the box office with my movies, then you compete when you run for governor … it’s always a competition one way or the other, I thrive on that.
The weekends fitness expo saw 10,000 professional and amateur athletes compete in over 35 events events including arm-wrestling, MMA and Arnie’s own favorite, chess.
But all eyes were on the The Arnold Classic competition where the world’s top pro bodybuilders battle it out to take home the title.
Roelly Winklaar, 40, a professional bodybuilder and current Mr. Olympia competitor from Curaçao in the Caribbean.
‘Congratulations on your first victory in Australia. You worked so hard to lose those 20 pounds and you were ripped!’ Arnie said over social media.
‘No stomach, no fat, great posing. All the mistakes of the past were eliminated.’
On Sunday morning the terminator joined thousands of people for the annual Run for The Kids in the heart of Melbourne.
A total of $1.4 million was raised for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal from the charity run.
It was a quieter trip for the star than his 2015 visit where he was chased by the Victorian police for ridding through the streets without a helmet on.
Schwarzenegger is a keen cyclist, and is often seen riding a bike in the cities he visits.
Senior Constable Gillson pulled over a group of cyclists for a routine inspection and found Arnie among them.
He decided not to fine the action star, instead directing him to the nearest 7-Eleven to buy a helmet for $5.