Earlier this year I did the Spartan Race for the first time. The only real training I had before the run was my cardio. I would run as much I could during the days and just the week before the race I ran a 5K with my wife, but that was not enough.
My cardio was fine throughout the run. I did not get winded while running but I did have a few problems with some of the physical obstacles. I realized that I need to work on my upper body strength for the next time I run this race.
I remember when I talked to my pal (yeah, I wish) Lou Ferrigno at the Wizard World press meet and greet I asked him about his workout routine and he told me that you have to commit to something that you want to do. Well, I decided that I am going to commit to building my upper body strength this year and be better prepared for next year, but I'm going to need some motivation.
If you feel like starting to work out and getting ripped, then there is no better motivational movie than "Pumping Iron". Now, I'm not trying to get huge like Arnold, but it would be fascinating to see how he developed the body. Have you ever seen "Pumping Iron"?, If not, here is a little bit of information about the movie.
About Pumping Iron
Everyone knows Arnold Schwarzenegger but do you know the whole story behind the man?
From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests in this part-scripted, part-documentary film.
Five-time champion Arnold Schwarzenegger defends his Mr. Olympia title against Serge Nubret and the shy, young, deaf Lou Ferrigno, whose father is his coach; the ruthless champ psyches out the young lion.
Sardinian Franco Columbu competes in the lightweight class; at home in Italy he solves a tight parking problem by lifting the car into place. Joe Weider is the marketer; Mike Katz and Ken Waller go for the title of Mr. Universe. Bodybuilding and a celebrity-to-be go mainstream.
Pumping Iron (plus bonus content) Available Today: http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!
· Still Pumping: Success in bodybuilding is a mental challenge as well as physical. In these newly recorded interviews, Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about the will power and focus you need to become a champion, and the mental attitude that has shaped his career.
· TheHard Science of Bodybuilding: Arnold Schwarzenegger and top bodybuilders give insights into the sport of bodybuilding and tips for building the body of your dreams.
Check out the trailer below.
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