The Arnold Schwarzenegger Staredown – Get Change


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This is the story of how the greatest episode of Barbell Shrugged ever ALMOST happened.

No, seriously, we were 5-minutes and 10-feet from bringing you an exclusive interview with the Governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenneger…Like, for real. That almost happened, and as surreal as the event was, the lessons we took from the experience are priceless. That’s what this story is about.

I hope you dig the show.


Arnold and Triple H in touching distance. #arnoldclassic #barbellshrugged

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P.S. I have a brand new plan to get Arnold on Barbell Shrugged this year. This one’s even better than before, because it might just buy us an extended interview on his home turf. Do you hear that, Governor, Sir? Make it easy on yourself and just come on the show already.

We don’t ever give up, so it’s only a matter of time. Let’s get this out of the way now. It will be fun, I promise you.

If it helps at all, I can bring plenty of beer and legit pretzels. I know how important it is to serve a proper pretzel.

Mach’s gut,

8 Responses to “The Arnold Schwarzenegger Staredown – Get Change”

  1. Stig

    March 6th 2013
    March 6th 2013 was the day I discovered the Barbell Shrugged podcast through Jon North. March 6th will forever be the day that my life, and the way I arrange my priorities changed. I was but an 18-year-old lad, and I was knowledge bombed by the cast, the guests, and the community. This week I applied to the Norwegian School of Sport Science. I have been studying economics for a year, but it has been like plateauing in life and holding myself down. You see; I have been faced with many people telling me: “Sport Science? Are you going to become a PE teacher? There is not a lot of money in that “. The Barbell lifestyle has however taught me that nay-sayers will be nay-sayers so even if they try to hold me down with the social constructs and “their” way of life, I know I am right to pursue my happiness and tell them to fuck off!

    Thank you Barbell Shrugged, and all your wonderful friends and guests for giving me the courage to pursue happiness before riches!

    • Chris

      Yeah, I agree with CTP. You should tell them to fuck off. You can do ANYTHING you want. Those types will always be prisoners of themselves. Sad thing, but not for you, homie. Go kill it. Best to you…Chris

    • Mark

      Have a vision of where you want to be and just start checking off the things to do in order to get there

  2. Jay

    The Governator is on reddit quite a bit, it’s one of the better ways to grab his attention if you trully want an interview.

  3. Jama Anders

    Wow! Truly enlightening final thoughts on being present, not projecting, and keeping to the grindstone. Thank you for all the continued content.


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