Arnold Schwarzenegger Shares Thoughts on CrossFit, Daily Workout and Nutrition Routine – FitnessVolt.com


Since the new Terminator movie is a month away, the timing is perfect for some promo stuff featuring body building’s biggest star – Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Arnold took the time out of his busy schedule to show  Men’s Health crew his office and talk about his (mostly) vegan diet, post-heart surgery training regime and other stuff.

Like we mentioned already, his diet is mostly vegan these days. He is now a strong advocate for a vegan lifestyle and eating none meat-based foods. So it should come to no surprise that his office fridge is stocked up with fruits and veggies.  He still enjoys a steak but 90% of his protein sources come from fruits, seeds, and veggies.

His daily protein shake consists of; almond milk( around 100ml), few drops of tart cherry juice(for inflammation reduction), 1 whole banana, and 1 whole(raw with eggshell) egg. Arnold also suggested he tends to add some schnapps or tequila sometimes to give the shake some extra spice.

During his younger, competing days, Arnold’s diet used to consist of downing an entire chicken and chugging a pitcher of beer as a way of getting his post-workout proteins in. However, these days, he points out that he is much more conscious about his food intake and enjoys greens, lettuces, almond milk and stuff like that…even though his favorite thing to cook is still a good old fashioned steak.

Also worth noting, Arnold is not a fan of trendy, popular and “social media-friendly” diets like Keto or intermittent fasting. He’s a simple man-when he’s trying to cut weight, or get in shape for a role he cuts out the sugars and white bread.

Does Arnold take supplements and does he have “cheat days“? Yes and hell yes. Though he doesn’t divulge into details he mentions that he takes multivitamins and stuff like that in the form of supplements and regarding cheat meals he shares an interesting story from his competing days.