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Schwarzenegger to become group editor of bodybuilding magazines

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger is to become group executive editor for the magazines Flex, and Muscle & Fitness, American Media said on Friday.

    The action movie star turned politician will also write monthly columns in the publications and their online websites.

    Schwarzenegger, 65, who began his Hollywood career as a bodybuilder and went on to win five Mr. Universe titles, previously held the position at the magazines before he was elected California governor in 2003.

    "Bodybuilding has always been part of my life, and I know Muscle & Fitness and Flex will continue to motivate others - as it did me - to lift weights and lead a healthy lifestyle (and) promote the sport of bodybuilding," he said in a statement.

    Schwarzenegger's relationship with the two magazines dates back to 1968. He has also featured on their covers more than 60 times.