Schwarzenegger is a legend in the bodybuilding industry, and his thick arms are one of his "signature muscles". However, speaking of arms, Schwarzenegger's arm was not the strongest of his time. Bill Pettis was the king of arms from the 1970s to the 1980s. His arm was more than 59 cm. It's just that he is too obsessed with training his arms and neglected to exercise other muscles. The overall ratio is not very good. As a result, he has not been able to win the championship, but he still has repeatedly entered the top five of top bodybuilding competitions.
Bill Pettis liked sports very much as a teenager and showed very good athletic ability. Later , He came into contact with fitness and felt that this was the sport he wanted most. Eventually, he became a professional bodybuilder and joined the American Bodybuilding Federation.
Bill Pettis is a very innocent person. Everyone around him likes him very much. He has almost no other ideas except for bodybuilding. At his peak, he often trained with the best bodybuilders such as Schwarzenegger. Everyone admired his arm very much. Schwarzenegger was no exception. He felt that his arm could directly block people.
Bill Pettis at his peak actually had a lot of opportunities to make money, but he didn't know how to use and cherish it, so he just kept working hard. Many of the bodybuilders of his time had their own careers. They either opened a gym or founded a company related to fitness products. Schwarzenegger is one of them. However, Bill Pettis didn't care about anything other than training. When he was in decline, he had nothing, and his old life was miserable. He wandered around the muscle beach every day.
When Bill Pettis just retired, his good friend Joe Gold had been supporting him , The situation is not so bad. Joe Gold is the owner of the Golden Gym. His gym is free for Bill Pettis to train and he is allowed to sleep in the gym. In 2004, Joe Gold died. Bill Pettis was completely homeless and became a real tramp.
While wandering on the muscle beach, he began to drink heavily, and his state became worse and worse. Some people did not Know him, but see his figure, know that he should be a person. He likes to pose on the muscle beach. When people take pictures of him, he will bend his arms to show his biceps. Of course, there are also many fitness enthusiasts. Recognize him, know that he is the arm king of Arnold, and will take a photo with him.
Bill Pettis was very famous at his peak. He could have earned wealth from his fame and enjoyed extraordinary success along the way. But he did not seize the opportunity like Schwarzenegger did, despite his strength. Some opportunities Lost, there may never be again.
3 years ago, 69-year-old Bill Pettis Drowning, he carried a duffel bag with photos of his peak muscles and photos of him training with some of the most famous bodybuilders of the time, including a photo with Schwarzenegger. Bill Pettis is a kind heart The gentle bodybuilding legend has a very simple heart for fitness and bodybuilding.