Build A Chest That Could Stand In For Arnold. Literally.

You want to talk pressure? Try being the body double for a young Arnold Schwarzenegger, the most iconic physique of all time, in the latest installment of an iconic movie franchise.

That’s the daunting challenge actor, stuntman, and SciVation athlete Brett Azar faced on the movie set of 2015’s $440-million-grossing Terminator Genisys, in which Schwarzenegger famously returned to the role that first made him the world’s most beloved action star. The character, dubbed “Young Terminator” in the credits, was a CGI-enhanced Arnold from the neck up, but everything below was all Azar.

Further upping the ante, Azar grew up idolizing Arnold more than most. “My grandfather raised me on Arnold movies,” he says. “I saw Predator first. Then Terminator, Commando, True Lies, Eraser … I didn’t have a father growing up, but Arnold was like the father figure. I saw him and said, ‘I’m going to be that.'”

Azar proved up to the task, however, when he created a sculpted, muscular figure armored with pecs that were up to the task of any flashback to prime Arnold. His secret? A vicious, badass chest workout. Here, in his own words, the 30-year-old walks us through the brutal regimen, rep by rep.

Brett Azar’s Chest Termination Workout 1

Bench Press

12 sets of 20, 15-20, 15-20, 10, 10, 6-8, 6-8, 2-3, 2-3, 4-5, 4-5 reps, pyramiding up in weight, then backing off for final two sets.
Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip Barbell Bench Press - Medium Grip


2

Incline Dumbbell Fly

2 sets of 15-20, 1 set of 8 reps
Incline Dumbbell Flyes Incline Dumbbell Flyes


3

Incline Dumbbell Press

2 heavy sets of 6-8 reps
Incline Dumbbell Press Incline Dumbbell Press


Triple dropset: 2 sets

3

Incline Dumbbell Press

1-2 reps, then 5-6 reps
Incline Dumbbell Press Incline Dumbbell Press

Incline Dumbbell Fly

to failure
Incline Dumbbell Flyes Incline Dumbbell Flyes


4

High-pulley Cable Cross-over

1-2 sets of 12-15 reps, 2-3 sets of 8-10 reps, 1-2 sets to failure
Cable Crossover Cable Crossover


5

Parallel-Bar Chest Dip

4-5 sets of 10-12 reps, performing slow negatives if you fail before reaching rep range
Parallel Bar Dip Parallel Bar Dip


Michael Berg, NSCA-CPT

Michael Berg, NSCA-CPT

Michael Berg is a freelance health and fitness writer based in New York.

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