People call Calum von Moger the “Arnold Schwarzenegger” of his generation. The Australian bodybuilder — who is of Dutch and Austrian descent (like Arnie)— seems destined to follow in Arnold’s footsteps. Schwarzenegger won his first Mr. Universe at 23 and went on to win the competition 4 times!

A self-described skinny kid, Calum started out lifting rusty old weights in an empty warehouse, motivated by the goal of one day being as strong as his older brother. He has now taken it a lot further than that!

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The Workout Routine Of Calum von Moger

Calum’s workout routine includes up to three hours of training each day. He does one hour of cardio and up to two hours of weights. He follow this workout routine six days a week and to fuel his performance in the gym he eats roughly every two hours.

When asked about the similarities he shares with Arnold Swartzenegger, Calum says: “I’ve looked up some pics and I can see why people say there are similarities. But I don’t want to be typecast as that or be in his shadow. The most important thing is to be yourself, whoever you are.”

Mad Desire: The Story of Calum von Moger

Need some inspiration for your workouts? Watch this short documentary on Calum von Moger’s rise to fame.

Day 1) ✅ Chest Workout

An excellent video from that follows Calum’s full chest routine in the gym.

  • Flat Bench 5x 5-15 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell 4x 6-12
  • Flat Dumbbell fly 4x 10-15
  • Dumbbell Pullovers 3x 10-12
  • Dips 4x failure

Day 2) ✅ Back Workout

Follow Calum as he does his back workout in this short 2-minute video.

  • Chins 4x failure
  • Barbell Bent Over Rows 4x 8-12
  • Lat Pulldown 4x 8-12
  • One Arm Dumbbell Rows 4x 8-12
  • Close Grip Lat Pulldown 4x 8-12

Day 3) ✅ Rest Day

This is how Calum von Moger rolls on his rest days.


Day 4) ✅ Shoulders Workout

After a short introduction, this video follows Calum’s workouts at his gym in Venice Beach.

  • Seated Barbell Press 5x 6-12
  • Seated Dumbbell Press 4x 6-12
  • Side Lateral Raises 3x 10
  • Rear Cable Fly’s 3x 10
  • Barbell Shrugs 4x 6-12

Day 5) ✅ Legs Workout

A short video Calum recorded on his iPhone showing a quick overview of his legs workout.

  • Squat 6x 6-15
  • Leg Press 4x 8-12
  • Leg Extension 4 x 8-12
  • Stiff Leg Deadlifts 4x 8-12
  • Lying Leg Curls 4x 15
  • Standing Smith Machine 5x 20
  • Standing Calf Raises (free weight) 4x 50

Day 6) ✅ Arms Workout

A documentary-style video with an interview and instructions from Calum for how he works out his massive arms.

  • Barbell Curls 5x 6-12
  • Preacher Curls 4x 6-10
  • Concentration Curls 4x 6-10
  • Lying Skull Crushes 5x 6-12
  • Cable Extensions 4x 8-12
  • Rope Pulldowns 3x 10

Day 7) ✅ Biceps and Triceps Workout

Another great workout from Calum for your biceps and triceps that is worth watching.

h/t to SimplyShredded for the workout routine details. 

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