Undoubtedly among the most important figures in bodybuilding history, Austrian-born Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger began racking up the titles as a teenager: winning the Junior Mr. Europe at age 18, followed by Mr. Universe at 20, and his first Mr. Olympia title at 23.
After winning the 1980 Mr. Olympia competition (his seventh), the man referred to as, “The most perfectly developed man in the history of the world,” retired from competition to conquer new challenges in Hollywood and politics. And while he may not compete anymore, his bodybuilding supremacy is forever captured in the 1977 doc “Pumping Iron.” Pay homage.
The earliest roots of the Arnold Classic date back to 1970, when former FBI agent Jim Lorimer was organizing the 1970 Mr. World in Columbus, Ohio. While courting the top six bodybuilders in the world, he struck up a friendship with an Austrian upstart by the name of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The rest, as they say, is history.
The two friends began promoting international contests, and in 1989, 19 years after first meeting, they held the inaugural Arnold Classic. Now called the Arnold Sports Festival, the event has evolved into one of the largest fitness expos in the world. Featuring nearly 50 events, including 12 Olympic sports, the festival annually welcomes more than 175,000 fitness buffs.
Whether you lifted 400-pound hay bales in the Arnold Strongman Classic or watched the absurd retrievals in the table tennis finals, this super-soft tee is the perfect way to remember your epic time at the 2016 Arnold Sports Festival. Stay tuned for next year’s festival, which just like you, will be even better.
Where else would 180,000 fitness enthusiasts go to enjoy 1.7 million square feet of athletic nirvana but Columbus, Ohio?
Featuring the latest and greatest innovations in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition, the Arnold Sports Festival showcases a full docket of competitions, from bodybuilders heaving barbells to cheerleading squads nailing routines. Yet, one attraction stands supreme above the rest: Arnold Schwarzenegger, still sporting those legendary pythons.
Having promoted the bodybuilding contests Mr. World and Mr. Olympia for more than a decade, Arnold Schwarzenegger and former FBI special agent Jim Lorimer sought to create a new competition that would better financially reward bodybuilders in addition to showcasing their fitness feats on a great stage.
Guided by Arnold’s motto to, “Start wide, expand further, and never look back,” the pair grew what began as just a bodybuilding competition into one of the largest, most comprehensive fitness and health expositions in the world. Pay homage to over 25 years of the Arnold Classic (now called the Arnold Sports Festival) with this super-soft, lightweight tank.
It’s never too early to introduce your young one to the legend of the Austrian Oak, namesake and co-creator of the Arnold Classic. As a teenager in a small Austrian village far, far away, Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was introduced to the powers of weightlifting by his soccer coach, and in nearly no time at all, young Arnold had harnessed the strength to conquer the world of bodybuilding.
By the age of 18 he won his first competition, Junior Mr. Europe, and from then on he dominated the bodybuilding circuit, becoming a seven-time Mr. Olympia. Celebrate the bodybuilding legend alongside your youngster with this super-soft tee.
It’s the tank Arnold wished he had while training for those seven Mr. Olympia titles. Featuring a breathable, lightweight spin on our signature super-soft fabric, this essential training tank is built for workouts that go above and beyond. Now it’s time to hit the bench and get those GAINS!
Whether you lifted 400-pound hay bales in the Arnold Strongman Classic or watched the absurd retrievals in the table tennis finals, this super-soft stringer featuring outsized arm holes for max range of motion is the perfect way to remember the 2016 Arnold Sports Festival. Time to train for next year’s festival, which just like you, will be even better.
Your new go-to tee. Featuring our moisture-wicking Hustle technology, this super-soft, breathable tee stands up to whatever you throw at it. Put it through Arnold’s ruthless training routine at the gym, or take it out on the town and show off your pythons.
With more than 20 bodybuilding championships coming in less than 15 years, including five NABBA Mr. Universe titles and seven Mr. Olympia titles, there is a reason Arnold Schwarzenegger’s legend transcends the sport. Add to that astounding resume the countless ways he has promoted bodybuilding, both inside and outside the sport, and you have the reason he is the icon of the bodybuilding world and longtime inspiration for many. Pay homage.
You don’t have to win a bodybuilding championship to get people’s attention. This super-soft, lightweight tank featuring a slim fit and white binding is Arnold-approved and will have you standing out from the crowd while staying comfortable.
You spent all winter bulking up for tank season. You even perfected your favorite Arnold pose in the gym mirrors. Now it’s time to get your threads in order. Show off your guns in this super-soft, lightweight tank featuring a slim fit and white binding. The only question is, which way is the beach?
“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger
Taking direction from the one and only Austrian Oak, we designed a tank with you champions in mind. This lightweight, breathable racerback will stand up to the most brutal workouts. And our traditional super-soft fabric will give you that extra comfort while you’re ripping through that last rep. Put the gloves on, it’s time to go to work!
Give your wings some air in our Arnold-approved sleeveless performance tee.
Featuring our moisture-wicking HUSTLE technology, this super-soft, breathable cutoff looks good in any environment, but is especially at home near a weight rack. Make the gym your stage while you count down to next year’s Classic.
Knocking out the final mile of your run? Or how about that last set of barbell rows? Either way, this super-soft racerback provides ultimate comfort while featuring a feminine silhouette with maximum range of motion. And if you’re questioning your workout, remember the words of our trainer Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Start wide, expand further, and never look back.”
Whether you’re jumping into a grueling workout, a day of errands, a night with friends, or all three, this lightweight, breathable racerback featuring a looser fit will provide the ultimate comfort and keep up with all your adventures. The Arnold Classic might be a once-a-year event, but this is a year-round staple.
The Arnold Sports Festival* by the numbers: 1,700,000: Square feet of the festival 175,000: Fitness enthusiasts who attend 18,000: Athletes competing in events 12: Olympic sports featured 1: HOMAGE super-soft v-neck tees featuring a slim fit and vintage Arnold graphic