Shirtless Arnold Schwarzenegger looking serious and deep in concentration during ballet lessons

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present Mr. Universe taking lessons on graceful movements from a ballerina.

The interesting photo above from October 1976 is just one of the snaps from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s session with ballet dancer Marianne Claire in New York City during the filming of “Pumping Iron,” a documentary film about bodybuilding.

What on earth would a bodybuilder like Arnold Schwarzenegger need ballet lessons for? I was totally clueless at first, until a quick search in the Interwebs led me to some sites suggesting it would improve his form and performance in bodybuilding shows.

As a bonus, you can watch Arnold Schwarzenegger in action during the lessons in the video below!

All information and photos for this article were sourced from Retronaut

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