Today we will talk about a famous person, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who stays in our minds with the Terminator and Conan movies. Some of us are fond of him and his films, some of us think he is an idol for bodybuilding. The biggest reason for his success is related to his unique and strong body he has done for years; no success is a coincidence. Those who discovered him offered these movies because of his body structure. What would a Terminator movie look like without Arnold Schwarzenegger?
We always read where and how successful people came from. We also want to follow the path they went. However, we may not be in the same conditions and situations or our nature may not be suitable for what we want. But we would never admit it.
Young Arnold started bodybuilding at an early age. Later, he is discovered by Joe Weider and became famous. Like everyone else, he has a success story.
Genetic predisposition makes the difference that will ensure your success. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, his body’s responsiveness to bodybuilding and his quick rewards made a considerable impact around him. Unfortunately, no one is discovered while sitting at home like in movies; first, you have to make some progress and achievements. Our conditions and situations may not be the same as Arnold Schwarzenegger, but success is inevitable with regular training and schedule.
He is a famous athlete, idol, Hollywood star, and politician, as he has held this success for many years. He became the German and European bodybuilding champions before he turned 20. He has been the champion of Mr. Universe for consecutive years. Mr. Olympia has fully announced his fame to the world. We can say that his life changed with these great successes in his 20s.
Certainly not. Although hard work may seem like a critical point, genetic power has brought this success to him.
I’d like to list all the titles Arnold Schwarzenegger achieved here to show that a person’s success does not happen in a day. Arnold Schwarzenegger is someone who can be a guide for many young people.
World champion bodybuilder, Hollywood action hero, successful businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, best-selling author, and California’s 38th Governor.
Of course, being an environmentalist, philanthropist is more relevant to the social environment. We will talk more about the awards and movies he has received in the World Champion Bodybuilder field.
1967-1970 Mr. Universe Championships (4 years)
1970-1975 & 1980 Mr. Olympia Championships (7 years)
He has appeared in over 40 films, such as the Conan series and Terminator Series.
His other roles include Commando, The Running Man, Predator, Total Recall, Last Action Hero, and True Lies.
Apart from acting in movies and TV series, he also produced and directed 9 projects.
He said goodbye to the politics, which he started in 2003 when his official duty as California’s 38th Governor ended in 2011.
Then I ask the first question that comes to our mind
There is no single truth about this. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s intelligence, as well as his external vision, was very influential in his success. The first point we will look at for the answer to this question is their children.
None of his children from his marriage to Maria Shriver have an athletic spirit like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sometimes, even if you are genetically predisposed, you may not get anything about it. There are professions in people’s lives that pass from father to son/daughter. Sport is one of them; as sports is a philosophy in our life, our child also grows up with the same philosophy. Just like the children of the filmmakers or the singers.
Although it was expected from the children of an athlete, who is such a great idol, to continue the same success, it did not happen. But with a big surprise, another child of Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared out of wedlock. He does professional bodybuilding just like himself. The genetic predisposition we do not see in the other 4 children finds exactly the answer with Joseph Baena. Although Joseph attracted his father with his image, the other children also continue his father’s legacy in different areas.
Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger has chosen his father’s other profession, acting. Although the handsome actor is not in the same sector as his father, he is also doing modeling profession.
Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger leaned on the profession of writing like her mother. She did not show any resemblance to her father in professional terms.
Christina Schwarzenegger, like her brother Patrick, preferred the film industry. She is in the same sector with her father and brother as a producer.
Christopher Schwarzenegger is the little son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. Like everyone whose parents are famous, he negates the idea that he has a place in the industry. Being famous is not a good thing for Christopher. Although everyone expected him to do bodybuilding like his father, he cannot even enter the fitness center. While keeping his private life secret, he is just trying to continue his school life. Starting from this point, he prefers an opposite life flow.
So far, we have talked about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s life, his awards, and achievements, his children. Have you ever thought, what have their competitors done?
Lou Ferrigno, who trained with Arnold Schwarzenegger, won his first major title, IFBB Mr. America. Later, he worked in many jobs but was not successful in any of them. Returning to his favorite career, bodybuilding, he became famous by starring in The Incredible Hulk. He has more than 20 movies and many more TV shows.
Franco Columbu, bodybuilder, writer, actor, and producer. As you can see, he did similar jobs with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Although they are rivals, they walk together in this challenging career. Joe Weider trained both; an excellent example of what happens when the right people come into our lives.
Lee Haney is the winner of eight consecutive Mr. Olympia titles, beating Arnold Schwarzenegger’s seven-file record. Bill Clinton appointed him as Chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports between 1999-2002. And he has a successful project for teenagers as Haney’s Harvest House.
We cannot write all the competitors at length, but we have shared a few of them with you. As you can see, there are many bodybuilders whose names are forgotten and successful ones.