Arnold Schwarzenegger Publishes Home Workout Plan Involving Chairs, A Broom Handle

Being stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic could easily take its toll on the physical well-being of us all – but it doesn’t have to, at least according to one legendary Hollywood star.

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As the world goes into lockdown, who better to provide the necessary motivation to keep up with exercise than the Austrian Oak himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger?

The 72-year-old screen icon, champion bodybuilder and two-time Governor of California recently took to Twitter to share a home workout routine of his from back in his Mr Universe days.

Of the stringent measures being put in place by governments the world over, Schwarzenegger says, “there are a lot of things we can’t control during this crisis, so we need to focus on what we can control… our fitness.”

The full routine, which Schwarzenegger shared on Reddit, includes a bunch of classic bodyweight exercises including push-ups, sit-ups and bent leg raises.

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Many of the moves also incorporate household objects, such as dips between chairs, calf raises on top of a hardback book, and rowing between chairs using a broom handle. (Just our amateur opinion, but make absolutely sure the chairs in question are sturdy enough!)

As the man himself points out, “Even without a gym, we can… control our physical fitness during this pandemic. Body weight, or freehand, training is the oldest method in the world. Gladiators and Vikings didn’t have gymnasiums.”

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And if these words alone aren’t enough to get you motivated, consider some of these other inspirational nuggets that have left Schwarzenegger’s lips over the years.