Flying is painful at best. While Qantas works tirelessly to provide us all with 19-hour non-stop flights, most of us can only hope scientists develop sleeping pills strong enough to knock us out for the entire duration. Because when you’re crammed into a tiny seat between a rather portly fellow chugging tiny beer cans and a tempestuous toddler, hurtling through the air on an enlarged rocket doesn’t see us emerging upon landing in the spriteliest of spirits. Instead, it normally sees us hurry to the hotel room where we then abuse the mini-bar.
But if it were up to Arnold Schwarzenegger, he’d have us heading straight to the gym. Forget jet lag, or tiredness, or the fact that the aeroplane air-conditioning makes our faces feel like a dehydrated prune – Schwarzenegger is having no excuses.
Currently promoting his new film, Terminator: Dark Fate around the world, Schwarzenegger has taken to Instagram to show his avid fans just how he manages to stay in such impressive shape. According to the actor, it’s all thanks to hitting the gym as soon as he lands, helping to stave off jet lag. “Your #terminatordarkfate world tour wisdom for the day: Never take a nap when you land after a long flight. Go straight to the gym for a pump,” wrote Schwarzenegger alongside an Instagram video of his session.
It’s not the first time we’ve heard an impossibly ripped actor speaking about the gym as their cure for jet lag. The Rock previously said that despite how many hours he’s flown or how many miles he’s travelled, “regardless of what country it is, the first thing I need to do to get ready for the work day is I gotta find the gym.”
The Rock elaborated a bit more than Schwarzenegger on the benefits of a “pump” after flying, saying that it “drives your system to adjust to the local time zones, combats jet lag and helps balance and anchor you so you can start your work day with great productivity and value.”
Schwarzenegger has also been quick to thank his fans for their incredible support of the sci-fi franchise which is now entering its sixth chapter with the film that will see Schwarzenegger reunited with co-star Linda Hamilton. Posting to his Instagram, he said: “Without the fans, there is no movie, and no movie star.”
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