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Arnold Schwarzenegger admits to looking in the mirror and telling himself 'you suck'

Arnold Schwarzenegger admits to looking in the mirror and telling himself 'you suck'

The Terminator gets real about ageing.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has got candid about ageing and admitted he looks in the mirror and tells himself ‘he sucks’.

Even the Terminator has bouts of self-doubt.

During an interview on The Howard Stern Show, the action star reflected on body image and revealed that he often feels like ‘damaged goods’.

"Every day I do look, you know, in a mirror and I say, ‘Yep. You suck,'" the former bodybuilder told the radio talk show host.

"Look at this body. Look at those pectoral muscles that used to be firm and perky and kind of like really powerful with a striation in there. Now they're just hanging there,'" he continued.

"I mean, what the hell is going on here?"

He added that while he was known for years for his ‘supreme’ physicality, seeing his muscle deteriorate right before his eyes is difficult.

“You see the veins coming down your abs, and you see veins on top of your chest…You roll the clock forward 50 years and now you're standing there and you don't see that anymore. So that's kind of like, ‘Wow,’” he said.

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SiriusXM

He added: "I never ever thought about that when I was like 30 years old or 40 years old - that this is gonna happen.

"That one time we're going to look at this body and - I mean it still looks better than majority of bodies - but I mean, it just sucks."

However, the former Governor of California said that despite being in his 70s, he still has the same amount of ‘enthusiasm and excitement’ as he did in his 30s.

Earlier this year, the 76-year-old was also asked if he’s ever gone to extreme lengths to reverse the effects of ageing.

While many wealthy people spend a fortune on life-extending products, he said it's best to stick with ‘old fashioned’ advice.

“I never had cosmetic surgery. I never tried any gimmicks. Years ago, I [went to] UCLA, where they have world-renowned experts on ageing. I asked if anything has been created, or that is about to be available, that reverses ageing,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

“‘Absolutely nothing, end of story’. The only thing you can do is the old-fashioned stuff. I could wipe out earlier because I smoke cigars, but then it gets counter-balanced by me eating well and then exercising.”

Featured Image Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SiriusXM. Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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