Arnold Schwarzenegger Steroids | His Best 3 Secret Steroid Cycle Revealed

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Written By Jonathan Deventer

Arnold Schwarzenegger Steroids


I’m a very big fan of the WWE Hall of Fame and Golden Globe Winner “Arnold”.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is not only famous in the world of bodybuilding, but he is equally successful as an Entrepreneur, The Hollywood star “Terminator”, And The Governor of California.

It is my privilege to write an article on the real hero and idol of millions around the globe.

I have seen many questions regarding Arnold’s steroid status on different bodybuilding forums across the internet.

Let’s start with the most asked questions.

  • Does a man of aesthetics really use steroids?
  • What kind of steroids has he actually used to define the greatest physique?

So here is my take on that to identify the steroid status of this 7-time Mr. Olympia Champion.

Arnold Schwarzenegger


First of all, I want to draw your attention to Arnold’s life and achievements as well.

Arnold was born in Thal, Styria on July 30, 1947.

He was the average student but very good at humor with a cheerful personality and exuberant character.

He played several sports as a child and picked his first weight in 1960 when his soccer coach took him to a gym for the first time.

At the age of just 14, he decides to choose bodybuilding over soccer, and at age 17 he officially started his carer in competitive bodybuilding.

Arnold Schwarzenegger holds many titles in his bodybuilding career.

He holds 7 times Mr. Olympia title, and 4 times Mr. Universe winner ( 3 times as a pro and 1 as an amateur).

He always wants to contribute to bodybuilding, thus after retirement, he also wrote a monthly column for the bodybuilding magazines Muscle & Fitness and Flex.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Stats

  • Height: 6’2″ (188 cm)
  • Contest weight: 235-250 lb (107-113 kg)
  • Off-season weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
  • Thighs: 28.5 in (72 cm)
  • Calves: 20 in (51 cm)
  • Chest: 57 in (140 cm)
  • Arms: 22 in (56 cm)
  • Waist: 34 in (86 cm)

Arnold’s Idol

Being an idol of millions, Arnold idolized The Great Muhammad Ali for his achievement and motivation.

As we know Muhammad Ali was a great character either in the ring or on this planet earth.

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Arnold As A Motivation

He influences the world and motivates millions around the world through his accomplishments.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an all-time great bodybuilder, weight lifter, and famous actor who is praised by millions of people in the World.

He has played many roles throughout his acting carer in movies from Hercules in New York 1969 to Viy 2: Journey to China as Captain Hook (2018).

His most famous action-hero movie is “The Terminator”.

If you want to check Arnold Schwarzenegger’s complete filmography please refer to this link: Movie List

Arnold’s Personal Records

Arnold also holds numerous records in the bodybuilding sport such as:

Did Arnold Schwarzenegger Use Steroid?

Arnold Steroids

When we look at the pictures of Arnold when he was young and complete, his overall physique is really defined.

Arnold Schwarzenegger changes the complexion of bodybuilding with his big arms, wide chest, huge shoulders, and tiny waist.

He always leads by example for other bodybuilders, His physique is now been used as inspiration these days.

Whereas, as we all know some supplements and anabolic steroids are responsible for this massive transformation.

So, what was the secret?

A moderate range of steroids would be the secret behind Arnold’s massive physique.

The Moderate amount of steroids and well knowledge about the steroid cycles can give the results you dreamed of.

The use of steroids in the modern days of bodybuilding is similar to anabolic steroids, which were used in the Golden Era.

Did Arnold Schwarzenegger Admit steroid use?

Yes, in different magazines and interviews, Arnold admitted the use of steroids.

“ I have no regrets related to steroids because at that time these drugs were something new in the market and we get it under a doctor’s supervision”.

He also mentioned that the use of steroids was legal at that time.

Arnold also said: ” I do not encourage anyone to use illegal drugs because it looks like to convey the wrong message about this sport to the beginners”.

There is no secret that Arnold used steroids to achieve an incredible physique.

What kind of steroids did he actually use?


As I mentioned earlier Arnold’s steroid used steroids in a moderate range and was well planned.

Arnold Schwarzenegger always believes in training hard with a strict diet.

Some steroids in a moderate range can help to replicate Arnold’s physique.

Steroids helped him to improve his game and recover muscles he trained in the gym.

The lift’s weight is heavier than the normal range and that’s only can be possible with help of steroids.

It is worth mentioning that he has never developed a steroid gut.

Why Arnold Takes The Steroids?

First of all, you need to know about the difference between modern-day and old-school bodybuilding.

Around 30 years back, steroids were considered as nothing as they are today.

Modern bodybuilders are always in fear of a bad image and poor career if they accept steroid use.

There are very few bodybuilders who took a bold step and talked about the use of steroids in modern-day bodybuilding.

As we know steroid practice is illegal and banned in the US and they have very strict laws regarding this.

Compare to the old days of bodybuilding, these anabolic compounds were new and bodybuilders were curious to try this.

Most importantly, Steroids were not illegal at that time.

Arnold did not abuse steroids and used them within a moderate range under supervision.

What Types Of Steroids has Arnold Taken?

bulking ans cutting steroids

No one knows the actual steroids he used, but I have mentioned some steroids according to my assumption and research.

In the early days of bodybuilding, there were only six known steroids.

The steroids are Dianabol, Deca Durabolin, and Primobolan.

Whereas, Anavar and Winstrol are most commonly used in cutting cycles.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Steroids Cycle

Bulking Cycle

I do not claim that this is the actual steroid cycle, but It looks similar to Arnold’s cycle.

The Arnold steroid cycle is gathering a lot of interest among bodybuilders these days.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has never openly talked about what steroids he used.

Although, he admitted his steroid practices in several interviews for different magazines.

It is considered that Arnold might have used the following steroids:

  • Primobolan
  • Deca Durabolin
  • Dianabol

Still, no one is sure about the exact Arnold steroid cycle.

According to another source, his steroid cycle may include three components which are Anadrol, Deca, and Dianabol.

Arnold Potential Steroid Cycle

For the First 5 weeks

  • Primobolan 600 mgs/ week
  • Dianabol 60-80mgs/ week
  • Primobolan 600 mgs/ week

From Week 5 To 10

  • Primobolan 800mgs/ week
  • Winstrol 40mgs/week
  • Dianabol 80-100mgs/ week
  • Deca Durabolin 400mgs/ week

From Week 10 To 15

  • Primobolan 600-800mgs/week
  • Deca Durabolin 200-300mgs/ week
  • Winstrol 40mgs/week
  • Dianabol 60-100mgs/ week

From Week 15 To 20

  • Primobolan 600-700 mgs/week
  • Winstrol 40mgs/week
  • Deca Durabolin 200-300 mg/week
  • Dianabol 60-100mgs/week

From Week 20 To 25

  • Dianabol 40mgs/ per week
  • Primobolan 200mgs/ weeks

Arnold is very strict about his diet regimen, which helped him to maintain his physique.

He used to take around 5-6 meals daily accompanied by a variety of supplements.

He used to take 4,000 and 250 grams of protein per day.

Arnold believes in carbs also as it is a source of energy during intense workout sessions.

He increases his protein intake as per the demand of his workout sessions.

Crazy Bulk Legal Steroids


Did Arnold Schwarzenegger Use Steroids?

Anabolic steroids are illegal, that’s why using steroids in any sport or particularly in bodybuilding is completely banned.

I do not encourage steroid use,  although, you can take protein shakes and vitamin supplements.

I personally believe most bodybuilders are using steroids but, as a matter of fact, Arnolds knows very well “How to use”

A Legal Disclaimer

The above steroid cycle is just based on my opinion, I don’t know the actual steroids he used. My aim does not to encourage the use of illegal compounds.

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