Arnold's Epic Throwback With Franco Columbu

Seven-time Mr. Olympia
Arnold Schwarzenegger
is a
big shot these days, but that doesn’t mean he’s
not a fan of
looking back
at the less glamorous parts of his past. While
bodybuilding enthusiasts constantly share photos of Arnold taking
the stage during his Olympia reign, the Austrian Oak recently took
it upon himself to switch it up.

In this Instagram throwback, Schwarzenegger put the spotlight on
the bricklaying business he shared with his longtime training
partner and two-time Mr. Olympia,
Franco Columbu



bricklayers. Experts in marble and stone. @francocolumbu

A post shared by Arnold
(@schwarzenegger) on Jun 20, 2019 at 3:19pm

Fans of
may know that he and Columbu ran a bricklaying
business, but it’s never the highlight of his story—despite the
fact that it was the way Schwarzenegger made a living early in his

There was no money in bodybuilding in those days, and Columbu
was a skilled bricklayer, according to an interview Schwarzenegger
did on the Tim
Ferriss Show
. He and Columbu branded themselves as European
bricklayers during a time when anything European was trendy,
Schwarzenegger explained.

The two ended up with a successful business on their hands.
Plus, their bodybuilder friends could work on their tans while on
the job.


Source: FS – All – Fitness – News
Arnold's Epic Throwback With Franco Columbu