Arnie's Legs and Lower Back Workout | Men's Health Magazine Australia

Arnie’s Legs and Lower Back Workout

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



Lower Back


Stiff Leg Deadlift: 3-4 sets x 10 reps

Good Mornings: 3-4 sets x 10 reps






Standing Calf Raise: 3-4 sets x 10 reps


Crunches: 5 sets x 25 reps

By Mens Health Staff

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