Arnold and the gang form the Golden Era of bodybuilder truly pioneered what diet and training was all about to build a world
class physique. They kept it very simply and never over-complicated the nutritional process like many bodybuilders do today.
Here is the basic diet program that Arnold and many of his fellow training partners followed back in the day.
Basic Breakfast - 3 whole eggs, quarter pound of meat or fish, 10 ounces of whole fresh milk, 2 slices of toast with butter
Basic Lunch - Half pound of meat or fish, 2 slices of bread with butter, 10 ounces of whole milk, fruits
Basic Dinner - Half pound of meat or fish, large green salad, sweet or basic potatoes
Protein Shakes - Arnold used 2-3 protein shakes per day, one right after each training session.
Snacks - Fruits, eggs or sandwiches between meals if hungry.
Arnold is famous for extremely high volume training sessions. Usually he would train both early morning and mid-afternoon
splitting up his muscle groups for growth. Each sessions would regularly last for 3-4 hours at a time - pure dedication!
Let's take a closer look at his training split that used a full 6 days a week training program for the best results.
Monday - Chest in the AM, Back in the PM
Tuesday - Shoulders in the AM, Arms in the PM
Wednesday - Legs in the AM, Lower Back in the PM
Thursday - Chest in the AM, Back in the PM
Friday - Shoulders in the AM, Arms in the PM
Saturday - Legs in the AM, Lower Back in the PM
Sunday - REST