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Arnold Schwarzenegger: You don’t lose it

Arnold Schwarzenegger has spoken about his intensive fitness routine for Terminator Genisys, which he undertook to get back into the shape he was in while filming the original 1984 picture.

The 67-year-old actor is reprising his role as a lethal cyborg from the future in Terminator Genisys, a part he originally took on in 1984.

Arnold, who was a professional bodybuilder in the past, underwent intensive training to return to the shape he was in three decades ago, but he didn’t bend under the rigorous regimen.

"I felt that I should gain around 10lbs to get as close to possible as the body weight that I had in 1984. I always stay in pretty good shape, [but] I stepped it up a notch to get to the body weight I needed to be,” the star told People magazine, noting working out hardcore like he did in the Eighties wasn’t very challenging.

“[It was like] riding a bicycle. You don't lose it. You don't forget. I made sure I continued on the same path so I'm not doing anything different that makes people feel like, 'Wait a minute, this isn't the same.'"

In addition to hard workouts, Arnold found himself “drinking a few more protein drinks” to bulk up his frame for Terminator Genisys.

He claimed the beverages helped him gain results in just one week.

However, Arnold never strayed from his hardcore exercise regimen.

"I did more cardiovascular training just to make sure I was ready for a lot of the stunts," he said. "I did pretty much six days a week, twice a day … cardiovascular training in the mornings and weight training in the evening for an hour each."

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