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[–]GovSchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger 8677 points8678 points  (1341 children)

Thanks for sharing this.

Everybody, behave and stop bickering. This is about inspiring more people to get into fitness. I've never understood people who argue constantly about who is wrong and who is right in fitness, because the fact is, there are many "right" answers, especially for people just starting out.

Do you think Sergio Oliva and I did the same thing? No. In fact, you could walk into Gold's and watch the 5 best guys and see 5 completely different routines. And you know what? We didn't argue.

Do me a favor. Try to focus more on expanding the fitness community as a whole than protecting your little corner of it.

[–][deleted] 4935 points4936 points  (317 children)

I was reading this thinking "This guy's really smart, I wonder if he's a mod or something"

[–]jonglefever 5774 points5775 points  (236 children)

he was a mod of a state once

[–]anusface 4016 points4017 points  (184 children)

The next movie in the Terminator series - The Moderator.

[–]LumberingOaf 6029 points6030 points  (83 children)

Come with me if you want to lift.

[–]call_of_the_while 927 points928 points  (34 children)

You won.

[–]solidwhetstone 128 points129 points  (33 children)

Do your back.

[–]daimposter 123 points124 points  (32 children)

2 months later, I'm reading this thread and I can't stop laughing at "Do your back"

edit: 5 months later and still laughing

edit2: 7 months and still laughing...

Edit3: 4yrs later and STILL laughing 😂

edit4: hello August 1, 2018. I'm still laughing!

[–]Nin_atb 28 points29 points  (20 children)

Still funny

[–]daimposter 8 points9 points  (8 children)

Now I have to ask what lead you here? Is Arnold back on the front page?

[–]yea-that-guy 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Oh my god, how do these other comments get Reddit gold and not you? Because this might be one the best ones I've ever read. Brilliant

[–]buildthatpc 252 points253 points  (0 children)

too relevant.

[–]gugulo 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Your whole reddit life culminated in this comment.
Your whole life's purpose was to write that phrase.
Congrats, you win reddit, life and the world.

[–]hikimicub 180 points181 points  (7 children)

This is brilliant. I didn't get it at first until I re-read it in Arnie's voice. Well played sir!

[–]I_SuckAtBeingHuman 97 points98 points  (3 children)

I can read accents!

[–]AnAverageWhiteGuy 12 points13 points  (1 child)

No you can't. You suck at being human remember?

[–]BoonTobias 2646 points2647 points  (65 children)

[–]Johnsu 390 points391 points  (0 children)

Consider yourself( •_•)>⌐■-■ Moderated(⌐■_■)

[–]Lowmids 390 points391 points  (26 children)

How this is not the top comment tree I can not understand for the life of me.

[–]fetusy 693 points694 points  (11 children)

Patience, little one.

[–][deleted] 202 points203 points  (10 children)

Success, gentlemen. The karma did good for us today.

[–]TheSandyRavage 82 points83 points  (4 children)

Can't wait until next harvest!

[–]tknelms 155 points156 points  (3 children)

The old farmer looked out over the field. The long stalks of corn on top of the hill were tipped with gold: the last remnants of the day, slipping away with the sun under the horizon. He was chilly, but it was a good chilly. His wife was tending the fire inside. Yep, he got some good crop in today; in fact, one of the better days he'd seen. Hundreds; heck, maybe even a few thousands. The farmer took one last look at the gold-tipped hilltop, right as the sun gave her last blessing of the day to his fields.

"Yep," the old farmer finally voiced, slowly and deliberately. "This karma will hold us through the winter alright."

[–]Ghost4000 33 points34 points  (0 children)

"I know now why you cry."

[–]Ramblingcrickets 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I guess reddit gold has more positional value than upvotes? I don't know.

[–]POLEESEStrongman 31 points32 points  (0 children)

[–][deleted] 111 points112 points  (3 children)

Kindergarten Cop - Online

[–]BreathTakingBen 99 points100 points  (1 child)

[–]googoogjew 9 points10 points  (0 children)

First thing I thought.

[–]weretheman 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Twice actually.

[–]xast 679 points680 points  (36 children)

[–]turgidbuffalo 389 points390 points  (28 children)

I feel like he probably has more important things to do.

[–][deleted] 257 points258 points  (9 children)

Honorary Mod maybe?

[–]TheSandyRavage 211 points212 points  (8 children)

It'd be an honor for the mods.

[–]filburtfishsticks 56 points57 points  (7 children)

It would be an honor for everyone except for Lou Ferrigno

[–]newpong 13 points14 points  (6 children)

is lou ferrigno a mod here?

[–]filburtfishsticks 19 points20 points  (5 children)

He was a bodybuilder at the same time as Arnold. The story goes that they were very competitive and Arnold succeeded at psyching him out and defeating him during a bodybuilding competition. I'm too lazy to find a clearer version of the story, but it should be easy to find.

Also, he played the Hulk on the tv show and had a recurring role on King of Queens.

Edit: to, too usage

[–]Deathmask97 43 points44 points  (5 children)

It's not like a job or anything, he could just be a sort of "freelance" mod, only exercising his authority if the need arises. I've seen that kind of thing in other subreddits before, it never was a bad thing.

[–]thecapitalofbulgaria 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Like a moderator vigilante... A... modgilante

[–]MandyJones 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I second this.

[–]TilterOfWindmills 378 points379 points  (19 children)

I've always thought he was pretty smart.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in business and economics, he invested his contest earnings in real estate and a mail-order bodybuilding equipment company. A millionaire before the age of 22, Schwarzenegger decided to try acting.

Source: A brief history of Arnold Schwarzenegger

[–][deleted] 220 points221 points  (8 children)

My friend, you misunderstand. I love Arnold Schwarzenegger with a ridiculous passion, he's one of my favorite actors and I admire the man for embodying the American Dream. His story of being the greatest American immigrant is right up there with Superman. I know he's intelligent and incredibly motivated. When you take your body that seriously, that admirable trait of striving to be the best just bleeds onto everything else in your life.

I only made that comment because I didn't read the username before the comment. And thanks for sharing that trivia! I already knew about his business degree and real estate ventures but I think the masses could always use a little more Arnold trivia.

[–]shitakefunshrooms 20 points21 points  (1 child)

watch his 30 on 30

The Body, was right. Doing that shit will make you like a Goddamn sexual Tyrannosaurus

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Just casually decides to try acting. No big deal.

[–]KilianaNightwolf 22 points23 points  (4 children)

He graduated from the UW? One of us, one of us...

[–][deleted] 54 points55 points  (0 children)

I read "Sergio Oliva and I" and thought "who does this guy think he is??.. Oh"

[–]Its-Aldago 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It really felt like him at the "Do me a favor" part.

[–]Deathmaul511 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I was reading it going who is this guy... oh wait... derp.

Then I re-read what he wrote but in his voice. Much more satisfaction there.

[–]lovelesschristine 31 points32 points  (0 children)

They should make him a mod on /r/Fitness

[–]ExiledSenpai 10 points11 points  (0 children)

He should be made one.

[–]Jskeie 853 points854 points  (47 children)

Hot damn, the Guv just nailed the whole problem of not just this thread, but of all Internet forums everywhere.

[–]snyckers 471 points472 points  (19 children)

I think he solved religion too.

[–]junky314 139 points140 points  (8 children)


[–][deleted] 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Krom laughs at your four winds!

[–]thisguy012 55 points56 points  (7 children)


[–]uk2knerf 128 points129 points  (5 children)



[–]thisguy012 84 points85 points  (3 children)

Oh shit, uh.


[–][deleted] 42 points43 points  (0 children)


[–]gwthrowaway00 86 points87 points  (4 children)

Others have come out and said things like this before. One example would be Adam Sessler's recent video about "console wars" and how being a (unpaid) fanboy cheerleader for a billion-dollar corporation is stupid, and competition is good for us as gamers.

[–]Sherlock--Holmes 166 points167 points  (16 children)

When I've said it in the past I didn't get 5000+ upvotes. :(

[–]allergictoyourcat 406 points407 points  (5 children)

We don't like you

[–]MrMickus 106 points107 points  (4 children)

Shut up Benedict, go back to tumblr.

[–]ThorBreakBeatGodStrongman 104 points105 points  (0 children)

Do me a favor.

You had me at "do me"

[–]Agnostix 582 points583 points  (30 children)

Everybody, behave and stop bickering.

Reading this in Arnold's voice...it's Kindergarten Cop all over again.

[–]Subtonic 271 points272 points  (7 children)

Stop whining!

[–][deleted] 85 points86 points  (5 children)

Schtop whining!

[–][deleted] 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Said it out loud, sounded like Sean Connery instead.

[–]KingMango 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Schtopp Vineing

[–]Vanetia 55 points56 points  (0 children)

It's not a TUMAH

[–]Kaiosama 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Lol, I'm assuming everyone literally read that entire statement in his voice.

I know I did.

[–]thinklewisHiking 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Who is your daddy and what does he do?

[–]Peachterrorist 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'm a cop, you idiot!

[–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (0 children)

ha ha ha QUIET!

[–]allergictoyourcat 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What comes after L?

[–]blive2 87 points88 points  (4 children)

"This is about inspiring more people to get into fitness. I've never understood people who argue constantly about who is wrong and who is right in fitness, because the fact is, there are many "right" answers, especially for people just starting out.

Do you think Sergio Oliva and I did the same thing? No. In fact, you could walk into Gold's and watch the 5 best guys and see 5 completely different routines. And you know what? We didn't argue.

Do me a favor. Try to focus more on expanding the fitness community as a whole than protecting your little corner of it."

This should be this sub's mindset. It should be put between quotation marks and permanently displayed on the space to the right where there's the equipment's pic.

[–]jstarleeBasketball 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Someone make this into a poster and post it to getmotivated!!

[–][deleted] 646 points647 points  (28 children)

Can't believe Arnold popped in randomly to comment. That just blows my mind.

[–]Urrrhn 394 points395 points  (12 children)

Arnold is a regular in r/fitness. Check his comment history.

[–]OneOfDozens 46 points47 points  (10 children)

Arnold is mentioned in the article, he's been on here, someone that works for him could easily have mentioned it to him. Nothing shocking, but cool yes

[–]FlyingPasta 87 points88 points  (8 children)

He comes by here pretty often, doesn't have to be someone that works for him.

[–]Khatib 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Arnold is mentioned in the article

Well the article is hosted on schwarzenegger.com, so...

[–]onthejourney 30 points31 points  (5 children)

Love that there's a bodyweight routine. No excuses. No equipment or gym membership needed, just get your body moving.

Bodyweight Exercises - The gateway exercise to fitness! Just 15 minutes a day to building a healthy habit.

[–]bawyn 5 points6 points  (4 children)

I have extremely high blood pressure and have difficulty doing the pushups, not for arm strength, but I black out going to the floor. Are there excercises I can do at home without weights that don't involve me going flat? I've been filling my backpack with books and curling it, but it doesn't seem to cut it...

[–]yishan[A] 1239 points1240 points  (57 children)

Hi Arnold, thanks for stopping by.

We would be happy to offer you a Community Manager job if you would like to work for reddit. I think your experience and skills would be very relevant, especially your time as governor of California, since that state has a lot of crazy groups too.

We offer competitive salary and benefits, including a subsidized gym membership and 4 months of paid parental leave.

[–]rupay 242 points243 points  (4 children)

The reddit gym is a computer lab.

[–]Charwinger21 8 points9 points  (1 child)

When was the last time you tried to squat WOPR?

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Never skip a left arm day.

[–][deleted] 127 points128 points  (2 children)

[–]wernah 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That reaction fits this scenario better than that scene

[–]slavemerchant 640 points641 points  (2 children)

No one blames you for trying lol

[–]shitakefunshrooms 41 points42 points  (0 children)

7 time Mr Olympia, multi multi millionaire, movie action star working in films that together grossed several billion dollars, formerly married to political royalty, Republican governor of the most liberal state in the US, inspiration to millions, lived enough for 4 people's dream life goals in one life time and... Reddit community manager

edit: it was worth a shot atleast

[–][deleted] 229 points230 points  (0 children)

[–]plutocrat_with_hats 147 points148 points  (4 children)

So you're saying, if I become a Governer, I can work at reddit?

[–]Dubzil 83 points84 points  (2 children)

You have to become a Terminator to work for reddit.

[–]yishan 75 points76 points  (1 child)

It's definitely a little from column A, a little from column B.

[–]ezekielziggy 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Jesus the job market sure is competitive these days.

[–]ilovecollege_nope 71 points72 points  (0 children)

Nice try, Skynet.

[–]MLGxBanana 25 points26 points  (0 children)

You just offered a millionaire a job at Reddit. I like you.

[–]m7pls 36 points37 points  (9 children)

Wait, is this a joke or what?

[–]obvnotlupus 39 points40 points  (2 children)

He's gonna be insulted and never come back :'(

[–]Roboticide 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Or he'll laugh at the joke and continue to stick around.

[–]tit_inspector 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We offer competitive salary and benefits

He could probably afford to buy Reddit.

[–][deleted] 2643 points2644 points  (268 children)

Yeah, if you guys don't start to behave... He'll be back!

Thanks for the insight, Arnold.

[–]GovSchwarzeneggerArnold Schwarzenegger 2932 points2933 points  (257 children)

Thank you.

And to thank everybody ahead of time for not fighting, my favorite form of cardio when we worked out at Gold's was to run down to the beach and run in the sand after I finished lifting. Today, I don't run, but I still ride my bike through Santa Monica and Venice. Or I do interval style training on a stationary bike.

[–]awjMartial Arts 334 points335 points  (89 children)

Running in the sand is the best. Not only is it good exercise, but you're usually somewhere awesome with enough free time to go enjoy the scenery. It may not be the best exercise I get, but it's certainly the happiest.

[–]sometimesimweird 139 points140 points  (50 children)

I'm lucky enough to live on the south shore of Long Island and just started running on the beach with my roommate. We go after work and it's about 75 degrees with a nice ocean breeze. We see rabbits, deer, and foxes and finish the run while the sun is setting and the sky is full of pinks and purples. It is so beautiful. I will take that over a treadmill run any day.

[–]awjMartial Arts 97 points98 points  (47 children)

Yeah, I live in Oregon. The beach is like an hour away, and is usually cold and crappy anyways. Mad jealous over here.

[–]ItMightGetBeard 462 points463 points  (25 children)

I live in Arizona. It's all beach, just minus the water and add about 50 degrees.

Added: Wow, thanks to whoever gave me Reddit gold! You people are going to make me think I'm funnier than I am.

[–]Hasadumbwebsite 153 points154 points  (20 children)

According to some sources much of Arizona will be beachfront property within the next 30 years thanks to extensive testing of terraforming technology that could eventually be used on Mars. Its funded by the makers of Ovaltine.

[–]allergictoyourcat 61 points62 points  (8 children)

That George Strait was onto something.

[–]TITTYSAURUSREX 34 points35 points  (5 children)

Ive got some Ocean front property in arizonaaaaaa

[–]aender13 23 points24 points  (1 child)

You are a weird account, I like you.

[–]MagnussonVoice of Reason 49 points50 points  (13 children)

Running in the sand is the best.

These gentlemen agree

[–]bezjones 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Thought that link was gonna be this

[–][deleted] 59 points60 points  (7 children)

you link a Stalone clip in an Arnold comment thread? IDK how I feel about that...

[–]anusface 54 points55 points  (5 children)

Like you're watching The Expendables probably.

[–]skyman724 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Something something you're all expendable in this conversation.

[–][deleted] 36 points37 points  (8 children)

Tried it in the desert. Got a fork stuck in my big toe. Limped back to car. Went to hospital. Antibiotics. Will do again when Im back in SD though.

[–]hefoxed 160 points161 points  (5 children)

A fork? Perhaps you were running on dessert instead of desert?

[–]robo_reddit 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Its the best because its 200 degrees and motivates you to run very fast.

[–]dhamster 83 points84 points  (1 child)

fighting, my favorite form of cardio

Fighting confirmed as Arnold's favorite form of cardio.

[–][deleted] 1361 points1362 points  (74 children)

my favorite form of cardio when we worked out at Gold's was to run down to the beach and run in the kick sand in the faces of girly men.


[–]RedditTooAddictive 1137 points1138 points  (67 children)

One does not simply

Correct Mr Schwarzenegger

[–][deleted] 687 points688 points  (41 children)

Governor Schwarzenegger


[–]contrarian_barbarian 828 points829 points  (39 children)

The Governator


[–][deleted] 88 points89 points  (18 children)

"Gubernator" is actually Polish for "governor". I just cracked up having realized this

[–]Goldplatedrook 57 points58 points  (14 children)

And "gubernatorial" is a word in English!

[–]Samuel_Nathan 220 points221 points  (16 children)

I read it in his voice

[–]karlel 95 points96 points  (1 child)

So did he.

[–][deleted] 143 points144 points  (12 children)

i read the whole thing in arnie's voice.

[–]JanitorOfSanDiego 163 points164 points  (10 children)

I read everything in his voice.

[–]Dudeness52 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I've read this entire thread in his voice

[–]conversationchanger 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Pocket sand!

[–]Sperethiel 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]ryewheats 32 points33 points  (34 children)

Arnold you have been a HUGE inspiration my whole life, thank you for posting your opinion up here, it is highly regarded. Hope someday to see you on the boardwalk so I can wave. Met you long time ago in San Diego outside of Planet Hollywood, I'll never forget that. Your Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding has been a go to for me for many years! Hope you can run for President one day and take back the 4th amendment for us!

[–]chaugnerWeight Lifting 53 points54 points  (2 children)

Thanks for the insight, Arnold.

What did you do today? or I don't know, just some casual conversations with Arnold.

[–][deleted] 22 points23 points  (1 child)

It really made my week!

[–][deleted] 62 points63 points  (0 children)

This was a really nice way of saying


[–]hotcontroversialtop 50 points51 points  (1 child)

Hello Governor Schwarzenegger,

I want to tell you what an inspiration you were and still are to me in my life. When I was young, I absolutely sucked at every sport you can name with the one exception of weight training. I read your book, The Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding, and tried to adopt as much of your training techniques as I could. You know, a dear friend of mine bought that book in a used book store and gave it to me as a gift. It has been proudly displayed on my bookshelf all through these many years. One of the most thoughtful gifts ever given to me.

When I got older I realized that much of your approach and philosophy could also be applied outside the gym as well. You are a great teacher, and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you.

I hope you see this note.

Take care.

[–]Mcfly888 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This message could probably be applied to most of reddit... Thanks Arnold!!!

[–]NateThomas1979Kinesiology 54 points55 points  (0 children)

This is why you're the Governator and the Jack LaLanne of this generation. Continue to motivate people to not only better themselves as individuals, but better themselves as a community!

Thank you. Simply thank you.

[–]I_told_you_sooo 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I'm just commenting here so I can tell my grandchildren I spoke to you once.

[–]Stingroo 282 points283 points  (5 children)

Looks like this thread just got...


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[–]AlexanderKeithIPA 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This guy is smart. He should run for office or something.

[–]threecolorless 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I read about two-thirds of the way through this comment and thought, "What a well-reasoned, intelligent argument. This guy knows his shit."

Then I read your username. Thanks for your contribution, Mr. S.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Never in the history of bodybuilding has there ever been a better reason to shut the hell up.

[–]TheShaker 8 points9 points  (0 children)


Ok we'll behave.

[–]Upperleft 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Would you, please, say we lack discipline?

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

[–]dog_hair_dinner 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I know you posted this 4 months ago, but I just read it. Thank you so much for saying this. There's this guy at my gym that keeps offering me advice, but after my latest discussion with him, it felt like he just wanted to preach and talk down to me. He was telling me that what I was doing was "wrong" and "completely useless".

I'm an overweight woman. I have self-esteem issues. I've been going to the gym 5 days a week since May of this year. I've lost 33lbs (from eating habit changes mostly), but my fitness has really improved and I'm really happy with the progress I'm seeing with the work I'm putting in at the gym. I can lift heavier, I can walk faster. If it's working, how can it be "useless"? Besides, just showing up to the gym and doing your best is FAR from useless.

The problem for me is that this man is visibly physically fit and I am very far from that. To try to even offer my opinion seems like it would be invalid, because "obviously it's not working for me, because I'm so fat". I felt so bad from being talked down to, that I cried my way out of the gym. I don't deserve to feel like that at all.

I've always looked at fitness as something that is very individual. Everone likes to exercise in different ways. I feel it's very important to do something that is fun for you, so that you keep going. And if that fun thing is getting you results, then I think that's the best kind of routine to have.

Reading this post of yours helps me feel alot better about my encounter with that man. It made me realize that that's exactly what he's doing. He's trying to show off that his way is the only right way, which is a pretty bad attitude to have.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

its nice to have a real adult on this subreddit. thank you

[–]MCreosote 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think this advice applies to all situations, and not just fitness.

[–]JeffreyDudeLebowskiHockey 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I fly for the Virginia Army National Guard, and we've been wondering for quite some time now: if and when they take you for rides do you ever yell "Get to the chopper!" I sure as hell hope so.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey Arnold. "Stick around."

[–]kiba946 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you, that was as amazing as predator.

[–]NightOfTheLivingHam 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank you for bitchslapping the internet. It needs it every once in a while.

Thanks for doing that for the california DMV as well.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dad I told you to stop embarrassing in front of my friends.

[–]moonwalkdreams 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I read this in his voice

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Did anyone here not read this in Governor Schwarzenegger's voice??

[–]bobjohnsonmilw 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wish we heard more from you in the "real world", Mr. Governator. You're probably one of the best examples of the "American Dream" we have in our generation.

And that concept is dying, man. Please take on a new role and please, please, please, go and terminate the shit out of this horrible thing we call America and restore it to something that resembles the reality we all once believed in.

[–]wesker723 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I read this in his voice

[–]stevethedragonslayer 8 points9 points  (1 child)

So, who else read this in his voice?