Friday, December 21, 2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Thal, Austria. Thal was a small village bordering the Styrian capital Graz. His full name is Shristened Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger. His father’s name is Gustav Schwarzenegger (1907–72), and mother’s name is Aurelia (née Jadrny 1922–1998). His parents were the local police chief. During World War 2 Gustav served with the German Army and was discharged in 1943 after contracting malaria. Arnold’s parents got married on October 20, 1945. Gustav was 38, and Aurelia was 23-years old. Arnold grew up in a Roman Catholic family who attended Mass every Sunday. Arnold had a good relationship with his mother. He kept this good relationship with his mother until her death. Arnold's father's background received wide press

attention during the 2003 California recall campaign. In his early age he was not rich. In his
childhood Arnold played several sports but at the age of 14, he chooses bodybuilding as a career. He started weightlifting at the age of 13. At 14, Arnold started an intensive training program with Dan Farmer, studied psychology at the age of 15. Arnolds father want his son to be a police officer and his mother want him to go to trade school. Arnold visited the local gym in Graz. He was inspired by individuals like Reg Park and Steve Reeves. Reeves died in 2000. In 1961 Mr. Austria Kurt Marnul invited him to train at the gym in Graz. Because of his childhood excitement Arnold
often broke into the local gym on weekends. The gym is usually closed at weekends. In 1971, his brother, Meinhard, died in a car accident. Meinhard was drinking at that time. Schwarzenegger did not attend his funeral. Meinhard was due to marry Erika Knapp and the couple had a three years old son, Patrick. Arnold’s father Gustav died of a stroke in 1971. Arnold did not attend his funeral because be was training for a bodybuilding contest. He has given at least three versions of why he was absent from his father's funeral. In an interview with Fortune in 2004, Arnold Schwarzenegger told how he suffered what "would now be called child abuse" at the hands of his father. If Arnold’s father finds even a small fault, his father pulls his hair and hit him with belts.

Earlier life:

In 1965 Arnold served in the Austrian Army. At that time every 18 years old must serve the Austrian Army. While serving the Army he owned the Junior Mr. Europe contest. He went AWOL during basic training so he could take part in the competition and because of that he spent a week in military prison. He won another bodybuilding contest in Graz, at Steirer Hof Hotel. He had placed second there. Everyone voted him the best built man of Europe, which made him famous. In 1966 Arnold attending the NABBA Mr. Universe competition in London. It was his first plane trip. The Mr. Universe title was his ticket to America. Charles "Wag" Bennett, one of the judges in the 1966 competition, was impressed with Arnold Schwarzenegger and he offered to coach him. Under this training program trained by Bennett, he concentrated on improving the muscle definition and power in his legs. In that time he improved his English language. He took training form1966 to1968. In 1967 Schwarzenegger won Mr. Universe title for the first time and became the youngest ever Mr. Universe at the age of 20.

After migrating to the U.S :

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s dream (at the age of 10) was to live in America. He went to America and trained in Gold's Gym in Venice, Los Angeles, California, under Joe Weider. He was trained there from1970 to 1974. When he was 23 he owned his first Mr. Olympia title in New York and owns this title for seven times. 1990 become the biggest movie star in the world. After learning English he completed his BA from the University of Wisconsin–Superior. He graduated with a degree in international marketing of fitness and business administration in 1979.
Bodybuilding career:

Competition record:

Mr. Universe (amateur):

Mr. Universe (pro):




Mr. Olympia:


International Powerlifting Championships:
1st-------1966-------+80 kg

German Powerlifting Championships:
2nd-------1967-------+80 kg
1st-------1968-------+80 kg

Graz-Paradise Keller Powerlifting Championships:
2nd-------1967-------+80 kg

Styrian Junior Weightlifting Championships:

German Austrian Weightlifting Championships:

Arnold is the most important figures in the history of bodybuilding. He wrote a monthly column for the bodybuilding magazines Muscle & Fitness and Flex. In a short time he was elected Governor. He was appointed executive editor of both magazines. The magazines donate $250,000 a year to the Governor's various physical fitness initiatives. The magazines wrote monthly two-page article on Arnold and refers to him as "The King". Arnold Schwarzenegger height is 6'2" (1.88 m). Arnold continues his work out even today.

Weightlifting career:
Schwarzenegger won the Munich stone-lifting contest. In this contest he lifts a stone weighing 508 German pounds which is lifted between the legs while standing on two foot rests.

Clean press – 264 lb (120 kg)
Snatch – 243 lb (110 kg)
Clean jerk – 298 lb (135 kg)
Squat – 215 kg (470 lb)
Bench press – 200 kg (440 lb)
Deadlift – 310 kg (680 lb)

Arnold use performance-enhancing anabolic steroids which was legal in 1977, this drug were used for tissue building. The steroid was harmful for health so the Government bands this steroid.

Mr. Olympia:
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s dream was to be Mr. Olympia. In 1969 he tried to be Mr. Olympia for the first time but failed. At last in 1970 he became Mr. Olympia and became the youngest ever Mr. Olympia. At that time he was 23. He still holds this record. He wins this competition from 1971 to 74. After wining the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest, Arnold announced his retirement from professional bodybuilding. But in 1980 Arnold wished to be win Mr. Olympia contest for the seventh time that time he was taking training for the role of a film character Conan. Schwarzenegger own that contest for the seventh time by taking training only for seven weeks. Then he officially retired from competition.
Acting career:
Schwarzenegger wanted to give his mind to the acting career. After retiring from bodybuilding he gave his mind to acting. He wanted to be a grate actor. Arnold struggled in his early part in acting career. Everybody used to tell that he had no chance in acting.  Finally he was chosen to play the role of Hercules in 1970's Hercules in New York. He used the name Arnold Strong. He plays a significant part in the film Stay Hungry (1976), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe for New Male Star of the Year. Arnold's breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian in 1982, which was a box-office hit. 1980s, audiences had an appetite for action films, with both Arnold and Sylvester Stallone becoming international stars. 1980s, audiences had an appetite for action films, with both Arnold and Sylvester Stallone becoming international stars. Arnold's commercial peak was his return as the title character in 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which was the highest-grossing film of 1991. On May 20, 2011, Schwarzenegger's entertainment counsel announced that all movie projects currently in development were being halted. "Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines. In 2012 he returned to acting by acting in the film The Expendables 2. Still he is acting.

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