Mitchell Hooper Conquers This Arnold Schwarzenegger Workout

World’s Strongest Man Mitchell Hooper takes on an iconic Arnold Schwarzenegger workout.

2023 World’s Strongest Man Mitchell Hooper takes on one of the iconic workouts of the bodybuilding GOAT Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hooper is always seeking new challenges and has pushed himself to become a WSM champion. Looking for those new challenges, Hooper has now decided to tackle the iconic workout of seven-time Mr. Olympia, the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The talented strongman continues to see his star rise in strength sports with every victory. Most recently Mitchell Hooper won the 2023 Rogue Invitational that sports the biggest purse for strongman competitors.

Besides strongman competition, Mitchell Hooper has also shown an interest in mixed martial arts. Hooper is scheduled to battle fellow World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall in an MMA match in 2024. Hooper always looks to be up for a new challenge. In the spirit of furthering his development as an athlete, Hooper recently decided to tackle a bodybuilding workout. But this isn’t just any bodybuilding workout. This workout is that of the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The most iconic figure in strength sports bar none, Arnold Schwarzenegger has long been considered the bodybuilding GOAT. Schwarzenegger popularized bodybuilding many years ago with an iconic turn in the documentary Pumping Iron. Schwarzenegger brought new eyes to bodybuilding and has helped to make it one of the most popular endeavors out there. Who doesn’t want to look and feel like a superhero at least once in their lives? Schwarzenegger’s starring role in Pumping Iron and the many action films that followed started a trend towards actors and average Joes seeking to build incredible physiques.

Mitchell Hooper and Arnold Schwarzenegger both are legends in their respective strength sports
Mitchell Hooper and Arnold Schwarzenegger both are legends in their respective strength sports

A Legend’s Workout

Arnold Schwarzenegger is still a major influence to this day as Mitchell Hooper looks to tackle the legendary bodybuilder’s workout that he performed in his heyday. Hooper starts this off with a back workout consisting of wide grip pullups (5 sets of 8 to 12), T-bar rows (5 sets of 8 to 12), single arm dumbbell rows (4 sets of 8 to 12), and close grip lat pulldowns (4 sets of 8 to 12).

“Upper body strength is disproportionately good in bodybuilders because their muscle mass is so high up there,” said Mitchell Hooper. “I don’t know what that is. Maybe strongmen should do a lot more upper body accessory work than we do because bodybuilders are so strong comparatively.”

Mitchell Hooper would go on to perform 4 giant sets consisting of barbell curls, alternating dumbbell curls, barbell preacher curls, and concentration curls.

“It’s much more volume than I would ever traditionally do, so I’ll be sore as hell tomorrow, but building up the exercise capacity, it’s a good feeling.”

Mitchell Hopper Tries Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Back & Bicep Workout

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News and Editorial Writer at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.