Arnold's Golden Six

The legendary routine by Arnold Schwarzenegger!

Description

Arnold himself used this routine early in his career to build a lot of muscle. It's very simple to follow and beginner friendly. The downside is that some muscles, like calves, are overlooked, so this is probably not a great fit for more advanced bodybuilders. Do the routine 3 times a week with at least 1 day in between workouts, e.g., Mon, Wed, and Fri

Arnold's Golden Six

ExerciseSetsRepsRest
Squat
4
10
2 min
Bench press (barbell)
3
10
2 min
Pull up
3
max
2 min
Overhead press (barbell, standing up)
4
10
2 min
Bicep curl (barbell, standing up)
3
10
1.5 min
Sit up
3
max
1 min

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If you can't do pull ups, go for lat pulldowns instead.