Even back in the day when Arnold was winning Mr. Olympia contests (when drug use was par for the course) most top bodybuilders were still training their muscles more often than once a week in the gym.
Of course, the documentary that unleashed Arnold Schwarzenegger firmly into our lives and cinemas for decades to come would make the list. While he was a middling B-movie actor, Schwarzenegger was a bodybuilding pro, and Pumping Iron primarily follows his rivalry with fellow beefcake and future Hulk Lou Ferrigno as they prepare for the 1975 IFBB Mr. Universe and 1975 Mr. Olympia competitions. A huge box office hit at the time, the documentary made Schwarzenegger a household name and brought bodybuilding to the mainstream. amazon.co.uk
Schwarzenegger also said he wants bodybuilding to be seen as a respectable sport. \"Of course we want to keep the sport clean. It says 'bodybuilding,' not 'body-destroying.' It's bodybuilding. Of course we want to go in that direction.\" 781b155fdc