Date: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980

Arnold worked out regularly at the original Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, California. He spent nearly all his time working out and motivating others do the same thing. He would challenge his workout partners to match his reps, and many of them would end up fainting or throwing up in the alleyway. Arnold helped define Gold’s Gym’s as a tough, old school joint, with no heat, no air conditioning, and heavy doses of pain.

Arnold’s dedication earned him an incredible six consecutive Mr. Olympia titles, and he brought bodybuilding and oversized muscles into the mainstream. Five years later in 1980, Arnold won his seventh and final Olympia title. He only trained for eight weeks, because he had his eye on a much bigger prize: Hollywood domination.