Has the Arnold Classic Lost its Luster?

The Arnold Classic in Columbus, OH happens but only once a year. A show where the best of the best are supposed to get on stage and do battle for the title of what used to be a very prestigious accomplishment. The key phrase in that sentence was “used to be.” What started back in 1989 from a hand shake between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer, the Arnold Classic was born.

Many over the years have graced the stage, yet only a few have been able to take home the title. But where have all the athletes gone? What drew some of the greatest names in all of bodybuilding has now become “just another show.” The Arnold Classic is now the first show of the bodybuilding season. I’d say it’s a great way to kick-start the new season, but honestly there’s nothing to truly get excited about anymore.

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