Generation Iron Goldberg Workout

A force to be reckoned with.

If you were a fan of professional wrestling between the years of 1997-2004 then we’ve got no doubt that you’re greatly acquainted with Bill Goldberg. The wrestler was a pretty hot commodity during his run in the WCW and was considerably popular with the fans. Not because of his work on the mic or his incredible diverse wrestling skills, which he did have a great deal of. It was his impressive and athletic physique that caused so many wrestling fans to pause and take notice.

A former professional football player, Goldberg was already a pretty athletic individual before he began training as a pro wrestler. If you’ve never had the chance to take notice, Goldberg was a force to be reckoned with, particularly before he made the jump over to the WWE. His frame was covered in muscle, he had an intense ring presence, and his no nonsense attitude made him a unique personality during his wrestling tenure.


When it came to training, Goldberg has stated that he trained more like a powerlifter than a bodybuilder, something that seems a bit surprising considering the man’s size and frame. His traps and shoulders were legendary, his pecs and abs were ripped. All in all, he had the appearance of a man you’d hate to run into in a dark alley. The strength focused movements of power and Olympic style lifting lent itself well to the explosion he used during his wrestling and football days. Despite being more of a strength focused lifter, Goldberg had some great genetics that would see him cultivate a form that any bodybuilding hopeful could appreciate.

So what exercises did the former wrestler use to turn himself into the heavily muscled monster he was during his wrestling days? Check out the list of his workouts below.

Day 1

Heavy Cleans
Light Snatches
Olympic Squats
Weighted Back Extensions
Neck Braces

Day 2

Heavy Snatches
Light Cleans
Close-Grip Incline Barbell Press
Weighted Dips
Neck Braces

The first two days emphasized power cleans and snatches, both exercises great for increased explosive power. It seems like he liked to switch up the priority of each exercise based on what he wanted to work on for the day. Goldberg was known to train like less of a bodybuilder instead choosing a specific body part he wished to work hard for the weak while doing maintenance on his other body parts.

Get the second half of this epic workout on page 2!

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