The GOAT speaks in recent interview.
Men’s Health got a hold of the legend himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger this week and spoke with everything from steroids to his film Killing Gunther, in theaters now. First, he addressed Calum Von Moger, who is starring as Arnold in the upcoming film Bigger:
“I met him. He’s a terrific fellow, very talented. He’s talented in bodybuilding, too; he’s got a very symmetrical physique, a good looking face and a good spirit. I think he’s a very good person. I hope that he does well with his acting. I haven’t seen [anything he’s acted in], but that doesn’t mean he won’t be good. I think he’s smart enough to take it seriously and to take acting classes and he will be pulling off a good performance… He could really carve out a nice niche for himself as the younger version of me.”
Next Arnold referenced deaths in the fitness community attributed to steroid use, the most example recent being Rich Piana:
“You can say it’s because of the drug usage or being out of control with what they use, or not doing research and using things they don’t know; I cannot tell you what is true and what is not. I think that when anyone [doing a sport] dies, it’s always sad, because this is not their intention and I just hope that we figure out ways of how to guide people through an dangerous, uneducated phase in life where they make these mistakes. We have to make sure this is bodybuilding and not body destroying.”
In general Arnold believes steroid use has expanded to extreme levels since his day, and emphasis has been removed from discipline:
“You cannot compare what we took in the Seventies with what they’re taking now. We were taking 15mg then and they take 1000mg of the same thing now. It’s really outrageous. It’s just huge amounts of dosages. It’s only because of a lack of education that they don’t know that it will kill them. What they need to do is rely more on the work. One of my six principles of success is work your ass off. There is no shortcut. If you think there is, you’re wrong. Everything I’ve ever accomplished in my life was because I worked my butt off, not because I found some shortcut.”
The legend as always gives a fantastic interview. His new film Killing Gunther was released October 20, 2017.