Arnold’s blueprint: The years before he was the universe’s perfect specimen. by SMB Staff September 26, 2012, 6:51 pm Time to take a refresher course on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s training philosophy: Adopt Schwarzenegger’s Growth Secret: Close your eyes for a second. Imagine the body of your dreams. Now open your eyes and get after it. Arnold’s philosophy on chest and back training, could be described as “pair and pair alike.” It worked well enough to claim seven Olympia titles.