Young 20 year olds, they say things to me like .. ''Isn't it really sad that you gained all that muscle in the 1980's, only to lose it now?'' I'm like wow I never heard that before. I'm thinking well if I was climbing a mountain, if we were climbing mountains back in the old days.. And we got down on the mountain, we never forget climbing the mountain.
Muscles is temporary, it's a temporary thing.. But so is life. So is life itself it's temporary. If I give up on my dreams, what do you have left? I have to have a dream, I have to have a goal. I have to get up every morning and go after something. Bodybuilding and fitness makes your life better. Abundance and propsperity is what I learned about in the gym. I don't think that the title makes the man or the woman. It's the man or the woman that makes the title. It's not about winning. I think attitude will take you further than any genetics.
If you want something bad enough you can do it. To me everything is about attitude. The love of it, that's missing. There's nothing we really can't do if you want it bad enough. I really believe that, I don't care what it is. I made my own rules, of course my teacher was Arnold. Make your own rules, just do what you wanna do. Remember muscle beach in California when we trained 3 hours a day, and to bench press 500 pounds and did 50 reps of chin ups That was only the warmup, remember when we went to the gym after that and trained another 4 hours ..
.. Lifted thousands of pounds and then did one hour of posing? So it just shows you what is possible. Don't give me this thing ''I have a difficult time, I don't have time for this'' and all that.. You have time. You make the time. It was so much fun and enthusiasm. It was incredible. I think we need to readress that, everyone wants to go back to the golden era. Everyone wants to know what it was like in 1980, 1970.. To me it was about the love and the meaning of that.
Have that specific goal of what you want to accomplish. Everyone has a problem with time. The day is 24 hours, you're gonna go and take this hour out of your schedule and say I'm gonna train a hour every day. So this is for most people a huge challenge but it's totally doable I can tell them. Because the kind of things that I did when I came to this country I went to school, I was working construction, I was working out my five hours a day, I was taking acting classes from 8'O clock at night to 12 midnight. I was doing all of those things. I wanted to make sure that out of the 24 hours of the day. That I don't waste one single hour.
I got up one more time. The winners just gets up one more time..