I FINALLY experienced my first Arnold Expo. For those of you who don’t know what “The Arnold” is, it is the biggest sports and fitness event.
With 46 sports and events, including 13 Olympic sports, the 2011 Arnold Sports Festival presents fitness and fun for all ages. The festival has expanded into the world’s largest multi-sport fitness weekend since its 1989 beginning as The Arnold Classic as a one-day professional men’s bodybuilding competition.
About 175,000 sports fans came to Columbus, OH to see 18,000 athletes compete in a variety of more than 40 sports and events ranging from competitive bodybuilding, fitness, figure competitions to youth competing in archery, boxing, cheerleading and dance, dancesport, fencing, figure skating, gymnastics, martial arts, skateboarding, table tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.
The Arnold Sports Festival is a proving ground for many aspiring athletes. Former Olympians and Olympic hopefuls will appear or compete in 12 Olympic Sports: archery, boxing, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, judo, karate, running, table tennis, tae kwon do, track & field and weightlifting.
While I did not get to see many of the competitions, it was still such a great time for me getting together with my friends and colleagues in the fitness industry, finding out what is happening with some of the top people in the industry, checking out the latest products in Sports Nutrition and fitness.
Here is a video rundown of my highlights from the Arnold Expo. When you click the links below for each video, it will open in a new page.
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Arnold Expo Photo Highlights – Photos of me with some of the biggest names in the business
Interview with Eric Broser, co-author Alpha Male Challenge Workouts
Interview With Jen Hendershott – Jen talks to me about her Phat Camp Tour coming to a city near you!
Behind the Scenes at the iSatori Booth – Find out what it’s like behind the scenes working a booth at The Arnold
MHP’s Protein Pudding – New product coming out from MHP
Eat Smart Bar get’s the ShariFitness Protein Bar seal of approval and no, they did not pay me for this endorsement!
I LOVE Morph Mega Drive – Muscle Building supplements are not just for guys. Once again, iSatori gets my endorsement and really, they don’t pay me for this. I get tons of samples of products and they stand out head and shoulders above the rest.