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First Rhoden, now Choopan – out of the Arnold Classic

First it was bodybuilding open class favourite Shawn ‘Flexatron’ Rhoden who announced that he will be skipping the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio due to health problems. Now it is Iranian 212 competitor Hadi Choopan who will also not be competing in the USA. President Donald Trump’s travel ban for ...

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Arnold Classic Africa tickets are live!

Are you interested in supporting local bodybuilders in one of the biggest shows on the planet? Get your tickets for the Arnold Classic Africa scheduled to take place between 18 to 20 May 2018 in Johannesburg by going to https://www.webtickets.co.za/EventCategories.aspx?itemid=1478523545 and buy online to avoid wasting your time in long ...

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Lifetime Achievement Award at Arnold Classic

Dr. Robert Goldman, former holder of more than 20 world strength records, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Arnold Schwarzenegger when the Arnold Sports Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary in March 2018. Goldman, a sixth-degree Black Belt in Karate and Chinese weapons expert, has been recognised by the Guinness ...

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The Mountain goes beast mode!

With less than three weeks until the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio, Hafthor Björnsson, better known as The Mountain from Game of Thrones, deadlifted 455kg with ease in a video he posted on Instagram. With this 455kg pull, could Björnsson set a new record at the Arnold Classic? Only time ...

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South Africa’s own Super League

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Get ready for something different. Super League, a combination of bodybuilding and powerlifting, will be introduced to South Africans this year. In Super League athletes compete against one another in two areas: physical output and body measurements via 3D laser technology . The sport component involves competitors performing eight standard ...

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Toney Freeman in SA

The quintessential X-Man Toney Freeman will attend this year’s Arnold Classic Africa. Freeman, a former IFBB Pro bodybuilder known for his rare combination of mass and aesthetics, will be at the Arnold Classic Africa expo, scheduled to be hosted in Johannesburg from 18 to 20 May 2018. He will also ...

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Topics to be discussed at IFBB seminars

All officials, judges, athletes, coaches and trainers are invited to a series of anti-doping to be hosted by the IFBB in South Africa. The dates of the anti-doping seminars are: Cape Town – 16 February 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 at 4Ward Design, 8A Bermuda Street, Paarden Island. Johannesburg – ...

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Are classic lines coming back?

IFBB Pros Regan Grimes and Cody Montgomery have recently announced their decision to switch divisions – from Bodybuilding to Classic Physique. It appears the fitness industry is changing faster than ever before. Bodybuilding federations are separating, new ones are emerging and athletes are changing divisions. There is a growing appreciation ...

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Levrone to compete again

Legendary bodybuilder Kevin Levrone will be making his return to the stage in this year’s Arnold Classic in Australia. Levrone has promised his fans that he will compete in a better shape than he was at the 2016 Mr. Olympia when he returned to the competitive arena after 13 years ...

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Elite Pro Cards up for grabs

The Arnold Classic in Brazil will be the first Arnold Classic where competitors can earn IFBB Elite Pro Cards. The IFBB Elite Pro Qualifier will be held on the 20th and 22nd of April 2018 in São Paulo, one of the world’s most populous cities, as part of the sixth ...

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