Arnold Swarzenneger

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When you're old and grey and you look back on your life and think about what you have done and the things that you achieved are you gonna say I have reached the highest level of success in my life or are you gonna say I should have done this and changed that. If you are Arnold Schwarzenegger, you would think about your success. He is famous all around the world because of the 3 main careers in his life, bodybuilding, acting, and politics and business. You know him with a strong accent and many one-liners in his movies such as "ill be back" "take my hand" "get to the chopper" hasta la vista baby" But how did he become the man that we know him as today?

My case study of Arnold Schwarzenegger is from reading one of the books he wrote and countless numbers of weightlifting publications and other magazines, also by many of his movies.

On June 30th 1947, Arnold was born in the small village of Graz, Austria. His father was a local police officer and did not make much money, so the Schwarzeneggers were very poor. When Arnold and his brother began playing team sports, their father pushed them to work harder and become better athletes. When he was 13, Arnold started becoming fascinated with bodybuilding and the physiques that those athletes could attain. He told his parents that he wanted to be the best built man in the world. So when he turned 14 years old, he started a weight training regiment. He liked the fact that it was an individual sport and if the results were good or bad it was because of only his hard work or lack of. By age 15 he had developed a very impressive physique which astounded...