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The spray tan business is gooood!

The Arnold Classic has so many events going on..it is impossible to get to every one. Ballroom dancing, skateboarding, fencing, arm-wrestling, cheerleading, children’s crossfit….I had hundreds of photos to choose from. Here is a sample of some of the events at the Expo.

Strongman Competition:

Bigg Dogg Strong Side Handle Car Deadlift– Contestants deadlift a car for maximum reps.


Mighty Mitts Challenge: The Jowlett Anvil competition. It weighs approximately 163 pounds and is placed on the platform with its horn pointing upward.  The challenge is to grasp it by the horn with either hand, lift it off the ground and walk/run as far as possible forth and back across the front part of the 50’ stage within 30 seconds.  The prize-money ($1000) went to the man who carried it the greatest distance.

Tire Deadlift. Contestants lift a specially-designed 14-foot long bar weighted with Hummer tires and metal plates. The beginning weight for the event was approximately 600 pounds (270 kg) and was increased to over 1100 pounds!

Arm Wrestling

International Bikini Competition….yes, I wanted to cry! These women look AMAZING!

IFBB International Bodybuilding competition

Each contestant does a posing routine….Posing correctly presents your physique in the best light possible and is an important element in winning a bodybuilding contest.

Group posing: 1.Front double biceps  2.Side chest/bicep 3.Rear double biceps 4.Abdominal & Thigh 5. Free Posing 6.Top five in category


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Arnold Classic Expo 2011

I am no workout fiend…I despise diets…and think running shoes are unimaginative. However I find the whole world of bodybuilding very fascinating. For the past 3 years my husband and I have been wanting to head down to Columbus, Ohio for the Arnold Classic.  This year…we made it and I loved it!

The dedication, the hard work and commitment is amazing to me. These athletes are totally committed to strict diets, workout plans and striving to be the best at what they do.

Yes…I felt a little out of place…walking around all these gorgeous toned women…but TECHNICALLY I AM ‘body building’….ahhh..thats a bad joke!

A few images of the scene down at the 2011 Arnold Classic Expo…more pics of the actual athletes coming soon!

Gym, Tan, Laundry….



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