He has one of the best bodies this planet has ever seen and won Mr Olympia as well as Mr Universe many times, but Arnold Schwarzenegger has a confession! The 69-year-old Hollywood star has revealed: “When I look in the mirror, I throw up”, in the magazine Cigar Aficionado. It seems that even Arnold struggled with body issues.
“And I was already so critical of myself, even when I was in top physical shape. I’d look in the mirror after I won one Mr. Olympia after another and think, ‘How did this pile of s*** win?'”. Arnold says he always finds a million things wrong with himself and has never seen himself as perfect, always thinking something is missing. Arnold says personal self esteem issues are the fuel for his gruelling workouts. He added: “My day cannot start without doing something physically. And I work out at night before bed — cardio, weight-training. I want to stay in shape as long as I can.”
Arnold went on: “When I was competing at bodybuilding, I did so many hours of reps — on the weights, practicing the poses — that when I got onstage, I was comfortable and confident.
“The more reps you do, the more you look smooth and convincing. The more you do it, the better you get. That’s how you gain confidence.”