In only a few weeks, Melbourne will host Australia’s biggest sports festival. The Arnold Classic Australia will be held from March 18-20. The expo will play host to more than 400 booths of the latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition, as well as a multitude of sporting competitions and displays.
Competitions And Sporting Events Include:
IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding) pro and amateur bodybuilding, women’s figure, fitness and bikini
– Pro and amateur strongman.
– Arm wrestling, powerlifting and kettlebell.
– Fencing and pole fitness displays.
– Fight sports.
– Futsal (indoor soccer).
– Speed cubing (yes, speed Rubik’s cube solving).
– Chess and darts.
The Arnold Sports Festival Is All About Promoting And Appreciating All Sports
The biggest attraction will be the IFBB bodybuilding competitions. The Borders very own Nathan Williamson and Julia Barnard will be competing in IFBB events. Nathan will be gunning for his pro card in the men’s heavy weight bodybuilding under 100 class and Julia will be competing in the bikini open, also going for her pro card. Having a pro card means that an athlete is then able to compete internationally at a professional level. It takes years of training, discipline and consistency to get to such a level of competition, and this doesn’t come without sacrifice and setbacks.
Many athletes’ careers have been cut short due to injury, but I have also come across a lot of people who have given up an activity they love because it causes them pain or discomfort. Don’t give up.
If you have an activity that you love, but something is holding you back from reaching your full potential, approach an exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, or physiotherapist for an assessment to make suggestions on your individual technique or biomechanics. We want you get the most out of your individual performance.