Pumping Iron Arnold Schwarzenegger Full Movie

Pumping Iron

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

Pumping Iron may have been the first bodybuilding movie. There’s no question that it helped make bodybuilding popular. It definitely started a muscle building craze and boosted fitness magazine

Starring alongside Arnold were a few other big names within bodybuilding:

Even though Pumping Iron isn’t a true to life documentary. It’s still entertaining and inspirational. Well worth watching.

Pumping Iron Trailer

Pumping Iron (25th Anniversary Special Edition)

Pumping Iron 1977 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, And The Bodybuilding Greats

Pumping Iron 1977 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno


Look as though Pumping Iron was bought by one of the big movie studios. This means all the videos have been put behind a pay wall. However, I was able to find this for you. It’s not the full Pumping Iron movie, but it does contain lots of never released footage.

Here’s another video you may enjoy. Contains clips from the Pumping Iron movie.

Many bodybuilders became stars after Pumping Iron was released. It gave Louis Ferrigno his big break as The Incredible Hulk.

Bodybuilders weren’t the only ones to become famous from the film.

Vince Gironda

aka The Iron Guru

Vince shot up in popularity after his star pupil Larry Scott won the first IFBB Mr. Olympia in 1965.

Even before that big win he name was getting attention as all his top guys were winning events.

Pumping Iron stars Lou Ferrigno, Frank Zane, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. All spent time training in Vince's Gym.

You can download a copy of Vince's legendary 8x8 workout. Just click the link below...


There aren’t many bodybuilding movies. Two that you may want to add to your must watch list are:

  1. Generation Iron
  2. The Debut

Check out trailers for both below.

Generation Iron

Click here to grab your copy of Generation Iron

The Debut

This is an interesting movie too. It follows up and coming bodybuilder Ben “The Pak Man” Pakulski as he makes his first Mr. Olympia appearance.

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