Max Outt, Arrogant Personal Trainer, Episode 12, Arnold Schwarzenegger Tribute
Thank you, thank you. And now we pay tribute to a man who’s sitting right here in the audience. Am I ever glad I was too young to compete against Schwarzenegger in 1975, the year Pumping Iron was filmed. His entire movie and political career hinged on his being a successful bodybuilder. Even though I obviously look like a bodybuilder, I don’t train for extreme size, or even compete. Can you imagine if I did and the year was 1975? A ripped 275 pound, 3.7% body fat Max Outt steps on stage? And then there’s my mind. All the psychological warfare I could have employed on Schwarzenegger. He would have gone into the 1975 Mr. Olympia prepared to lose. Instead of it being a vehicle for his success, Pumping Iron would have been his demise. I like Arnold. He’s always displayed profound awe and reverence towards me. So, I’m glad I was too young to truncate his career and punt his entire hopes and dreams into a profoundly bleak spiral of despondency. I’m happy things turned out the way did because were both icons. Max Outt and Alf- uh…Arnold. Max Outt!
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