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Armlifting

Armlifting, the sport that combines testing grip strength with overall body strength, made its debut at the Arnold Sports Festival in 2019 on the Concourse Hall stage.

Armlifting competition mid pull.

How It Started

The sport began in 2000 as a Rolling Thunder World Championships held in conjunction with strongman competitions and has grown around the world, sprouting several International sanctioning bodies with thousands of competitors.


Arnold Armlifting Championships

The Arnold Armlifting Championships has women's, men's middleweight and men's heavyweight divisions. All athletes compete in the Rolling Thunder, Apollon's Axle Double Overhand Deadlift, and the Silver Bullet.

This event is hosted by Riccardo Magni and is sanctioned by Armlifting USA, the premier organization for Armlifting competitions in the Western Hemisphere.

The format of the competition is simple. Competitors will attempt to lift the most weight possible. The prestige of the Arnold Sports Festival has drawn the sport's top men and women from around the world including competitors from Russia, Germany, Greece, Canada, Great Britain, and the United States.

Schedule

Armlifting
Friday, Mar 03
10:00am-4:00pm
Columbus Convention Center
Arnold Sports Arena

Armlifting
Saturday, Mar 04
10:00am-4:00pm
Columbus Convention Center
Arnold Sports Arena

Armlifting
Sunday, Mar 05
10:00am-4:00pm
Columbus Convention Center
Arnold Sports Arena

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