Arnold Schwarzenegger's Pro Strongman USA Competition Was Pure Nirvana for Fitness Enthusiasts – Muscle & Fitness

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Arnold Schwarzenegger debuted the brand new Strongman USA competition this past weekend to complement the already legendary Arnold Sports festival. The Arnold Strongman USA event was on January 19, and was comprised of a strongman competition and the World’s Strongest Firefighter contest. The competition took place at the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California, and a portion of the proceeds will go toward the Santa Monica, Ventura, and CALFire Benevolent Funds. Here’s what the crowds got to witness at the event: 
Martins Licis came out on top as the winner, which automatically qualified him for the Arnold Pro Strongman World Championship, which takes place from February 28 – March 3 in Columbus, Ohio. 

#Repost @martinslicis with @get_repost ・・・ @schwarzenegger Thank you for putting together an incredible contest, raising money for our heroic firefighters, and taking strongman showmanship to a whole new level! Spending time with you, enjoying cigars at your home, and taking in your hospitality was a childhood dream come true! I can’t believe this gets to be a chapter of my life. – And of course, I didn’t have any other choice but to win your show! With my #1 fan, Arnold, cheering for me, anything is possible. @thetraininghall @sbd.usa @sbdapparel @oddhaugen @probodycoach #nathanPayton #sbdusa #sbdapparel #strongman #firefighters #arnoldschwarzenegger #victory #dream #Dreamcometrue #BeALegend #arnoldschwarzenegger #gravityaintnothin
A post shared by Arnold Sports Festival (@arnoldsports) on Jan 20, 2019 at 5:48pm PST

Overall, the competition appeared to be a success for its first go around, and definitely attracted some of the biggest names in the fitness community. Here’s just a taste of the legendary muscle that gathered at the show.
Shawn Rhoden With Arnold and Franco Columbu

What a honor it was today to be able to capture a picture with 2 of the best bodybuilder of all time. @francocolumbu @schwarzenegger . Can you imagine standing on stage or in the same gym training with these guys back in the day. Thanks to everyone that came out to show support for the firefighters and the Arnold Strongman’s Pro Series here in Santa Monica Los Angeles California. #ASF2019 #ArnoldClassic #strongman @arnoldsports @santamonicapier @schwarzenegger @francocolumbu @flexatronrhoden @mrolympiallc
A post shared by Shawn Rhoden (@flexatronrhoden) on Jan 19, 2019 at 5:16pm PST

Brian Shaw at Arnold’s House

Hanging out with @schwarzenegger at his house…I feel honored to have been able to do this! – It was also very special that my wife @fitmommy_kerishaw was able to come along and we got our first trip alone together since our second son was born. Ready to get home to our boys now though! #arnoldschwarzenegger #shawstrength #begreat
A post shared by Brian Shaw (@shawstrength) on Jan 19, 2019 at 7:40pm PST

The Mountain With Joe Manganiello 

Great night with friends last night! @schwarzenegger @joemanganiello – Thank you @schwarzenegger for inviting my wife and I to your beautiful home! #Dinner #UFC
A post shared by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (@thorbjornsson) on Jan 20, 2019 at 8:55am PST

Larry Wheels With Arnold

Photo PR with the legend @schwarzenegger! • • • CLICK LINK IN BIO FOR TRAINING PROGRAMS VISIT @pr.merch FOR ALL MY MERCH ————————————————————— #squat #bench #deadlift #powerlifter #bodybuilder #larrywheels
A post shared by Larry (@larrywheels) on Jan 19, 2019 at 3:05pm PST

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