Arnold Schwarzenegger Shares Old Home Workout Routines

Arnold Schwarzenegger has reached out to fans who are feeling bored at home and provided them with a very special treat.

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced on Instagram today that he is making his old home workouts available for free to anyone who wants to use them. He cited a desire to help people alleviate their boredom amid a massive shelter-in-place order for more than 10 million Americans. You can check out the post in full below.

“There are a lot of things we can’t control during this crisis, so we need to focus on what we can control,” Arnold shared in the caption. “I wrote up my old no-gym required workout for all of you, as promised…link in bio for the program (it is obviously free).”

Arnold shared the full workout in a post to his personal Reddit account. He also shared some of his earliest memories of his fitness journey, including being personally inspired by the early Gladiators and Vikings.

“Even without a gym, we can also control our physical fitness during this pandemic. Body weight, or freehand, training is the oldest method in the world. Gladiators and Vikings didn’t have gymnasiums. I started my own fitness journey with chin-ups on a tree branch by a lake in Austria. My father would encourage my brother and I to train by following the footsteps of a boxing hero of ours, László Papp, who chopped wood when he was preparing for a fight (this was a great trick to get us to do our chores). And once, when I found myself in New York to promote fitness, but ironically I couldn’t find a gym, I still found a way to train. I ran up the steps of the Park Lane Hotel where I was staying, all 46 stories, and by the end I was completely schvitzy and my legs got an incredible pump.”

He shared two tiers of difficulty for the at-home workout, advanced and beginner. You can read the post in full on Reddit here. The workout is as follows:

Pushups

Beginner: 25 Reps

Advanced: 50 Reps

Dips between chairs

Beginner: 20 Reps

Advanced: 50 Reps

Row between chairs

Beginner: 30 Reps

Advanced: 50 Reps

Sit-ups

Beginner: 30 Reps

Advanced: 100 Reps

Bent-leg raises

Beginner: 25 Reps

Advanced: 50 Reps

Bent-over twists

Beginner: 25 Reps

Advanced: 50 Reps

Knee bends (squats)

Beginner: 25 Reps

Advanced: 50-70 Reps

Calf raises

Beginner: 25 Reps

Advanced: 50 Reps

Chin-ups

Beginner: 10 Reps

Advanced: 30 Reps

Those are all easy enough to do at home, so long as you have basic human furniture like a couple of chairs around. It might not feel as good as getting out there and getting in the gym, but like Arnold said, the early Vikings and warriors didn’t have 24 Hour Fitness — they only had what was around them. While we all fight our way through this difficult time, keeping that thought in mind can be a very powerful motivational tool. Just picture yourself as a Spartan gladiator as you dip between your dining room chairs. You’ll be back in the gym before you know it.


*All images and media courtesy of Instagram.

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