Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger Remembers Mr. Olympia, Franco Columbu While Training

Published 08/04/2023, 12:30 AM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger recently celebrated his 76th birthday. And while you would expect legends who are worth $450 million to enjoy retirement and relaxing vacations, Schwarzenegger keeps busy with his Pump Club endeavors. His fitness club aims to promote “fitness for all”. Moreover, he even launched a campaign for inclusivity for the Arnold Sports Festival recently. The Pump Club members get exclusive daily newsletters, podcasts, and merch. In one such Instagram post, Schwarzenegger remembered his fellow Mr. Olympia winner Franco Columbu while training. 

And while his tips for fitness do not end, the fitness icon posted a video of himself working in the blazing sun, in black sunglasses, a t-shirt, shorts, socks, and shoes. The brown-strap watch on his wrist contrasted with the entire black outfit. He was training with his current training partner Ronnie Coleman, who was pushing him to do more and reach “our potential.” The caption on the post read, “I know Franco was looking down on Ronnie Coleman pushing me today and smiling.” Being thankful, he invited his followers to join the Pump Club. 

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The Terminator actor said that Franco would be smiling in heaven and thinking, “Finally I have found a good replacement for me.” That is as sweet a compliment can get, perfectly encapsulating how grateful you feel. 

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And as he called his followers to join him in his village, and used their daily emails as motivation.

“Yeah, Buddy” – Arnold Schwarzenegger and his training partner’s motto

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Fans were thrilled to see two legends on screen. Schwarzenegger is a stalwart in himself, but Coleman is somewhat of a legend himself too. He has won eight Mr. Olympia titles, one more than the Pump Club owner. The duo definitely sparks excitement when we watch them in their natural habitats. While Coleman playfully encourages Schwarzenegger, they get in their zone and practice. A follower commented, adding, “The motivation comes out in every word they say 💪.” And of course, the routine “Arnold for president!” poured in.

“15 solid ass Mr. Olympia titles in one video 💪🔥” perfectly summarizes the strength of this video. Coleman is 17 years younger, making them the perfect Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant-type pair. One follower caught this with, “This like Jordan & Kobe 🔥.” And amongst everything, one thing captured the feeling perfectly with “Yeah buddy,” which the 59-year-old’s t-shirt read in the video.

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Rishika Bhardwaj

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Rishika Bhardwaj is an entertainment reporter at Netflix Junkie. She has a knack for giving unbiased reviews and is always excited about providing readers with both sides of a coin. Although she is new to the scene, her love for crime and dark comedy dramas goes back a long way.

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