Arnold Schwarzenegger began lifting weights when he was 14 years old. He was determined to be the best, leading him to attempt to become Mr. Olympia at the age of 22. He would finish second in that competition, but would come back the following year to win the title, his first win of seven Mr. Olympia competitions. Recently, Arnold was asked about how he came to win the title of Mr. Olympia. Here’s what he had to say:
"What am I more hungry for? Am I more hungry to be Mr. Olympia or am I more hungry to eat like everyone else out there and, therefore, look like everyone else? To me I was more hungry to be Mr. Olympia. And I was more hungry and more interested and more excited about the fact of becoming a champion and being ripped on stage and being cut and winning the trophy and all those kind of things. Because I knew if were to have a temporary joy here and eat and cheat, I am most likely not going to make it."