Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder - Part One, Chapter One Summary & Analysis

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Douglas Kent Hall
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Part One, Chapter One Summary and Analysis

At the age of fifteen Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to become the best bodybuilder in the world. Arnold's family is deeply involved in physical sports. His father is a champion ice curler and encouraged his son to become involved in competitive sports. Arnold's soccer coach has the team lifting weights to improve their soccer game. The sight of the powerful, Herculean bodies of the weight lifters inspires Arnold to become a serious weight-lifter.

The bodybuilders in the gym notice Arnold's hard work and that his muscles respond remarkably fast under training, so he becomes their protégé. That magical summer, when he is fifteen remains with him to this day, when his new heroes become father figures and he becomes addicted to bodybuilding. Arnold embarks on a tough basic program, which requires him to be at...

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