Fortunately, the scene ends before Arnold joins Franco in the sack, so we don't see what goes down between the two. What we also don't see in the movie--but what Arnold later admitted was ubiquitous in those days--is steroid use. And while not many athletes today compare their training to climaxing (can you imagine, say, Peyton Manning coming to the podium after a win and proclaiming with a smile, "Throwing those three touchdown passes to Marvin today reminded me so much of cumming--you know, having sex with a woman and cumming? Exact same thing"Â¦"), steroid use has remained a constant in those nearly three decades since Arnold competed for that sixth Mr. Universe award.
Not only has steroid usage remained constant, so, too, has the tradition of not admitting your usage until well after your playing days have ended. That' what Arnold did, and that' what plenty of athletes do today.
The latest "admission" of steroid use came from Bill Romanowski, the 49ers-Broncos-Raiders linebacker who played 17 seasons in the NFL. Romo recently admitted to CBS' 60 Minutes--and, of course, in his new book--that he used steroids in the latter stages of his career.