Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t become the world’s most renowned bodybuilder by taking the easy option. As evidenced in his workouts, he lifted heavy low-to-medium rep ranges, he lifted regularly, and he attacked every muscle group from every possible direction.
The below workout is evidence of this and – be warned – is designed to tear you to pieces, but ultimately build you up. Arnie recommends you attempt to reach failure around the 10th rep for your first set of each exercise.
Don’t expect to stroll out of the gym with fresh legs afterwards – this one’s going to hurt. But remember: Arnie didn’t become better than everybody else without training harder than everybody else.
Squat: 3-4 sets x 10 reps
Lunge: 3-4 sets x 10 reps
Leg Curl: 3-4 sets x 10 reps
Stiff Leg Deadlift: 3-4 sets x 10 reps
Good Mornings: 3-4 sets x 10 reps