Congratulations! You’ve reached the end of the first phase of the Blueprint. Enjoy a well-earned rest day. It’s hard to believe you’ve only had three other rest days in the last month, but this is exactly the sort of approach that turned a promising but raw Austrian lifter into a Mr. Universe at age 20, and a repeat winner at age 21. Here’s how he looked when the British press captured the contest in London in 1969:
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER WINS MR. UNIVERSE
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His biggest leap of faith was yet to come: traveling across the Atlantic to head off against two-time defending Mr. Olympia Sergio Oliva. But in his mind, the final destination was never in doubt. Stay the course!