Arnold Schwarzenegger is among the greatest bodybuilders of all time. Despite being 76, the former Mr. Olympia still works out at Gold’s Gym regularly.
He also publishes a daily fitness newsletter to help people incorporate fitness into their lives. Hence, it makes him happy to see elderly people staying in touch with fitness.
The retired bodybuilder was Vic Downs, who crossed paths with Arnold Schwarzenegger during the 1966 Mr. Universe.
Back then, a young and talented Arnold Schwarzenegger was already rubbing shoulders with men much older than him on stage.
During the NABBA 1966 Mr. Universe, the young Austrian nearly defeated the more experienced competition, placing second to Chester Yorton.
The seven-time Mr. Olympia revealed how surprised he felt to learn about Downs after so many decades.
However, when he learned the name, the 76-year-old told himself, “Downs was a guy I was competing with.”
During their conversation, Schwarzenegger said he remembers Downs for his physique and ab genetics.
While the English-born bodybuilder left competitive bodybuilding decades ago, he still approaches fitness with a champion’s mindset.
For the past 25 years, Vic Downs has worked out at the YMCA at 6 a.m. After an hour of weight training, he heads back home.