The Arnold Armlifting Championships will be held at the Arnold Sports Festival for the firs time in 2019.

Armlifting, the sport of grip strength, is making its debut at the Arnold Sports Festival in 2019 on the Concourse Hall stage. The sport began in 2000 as a single event competition held in conjunction with strongman competitions and has grown around the world, sprouting several International sanctioning bodies with thousands of competitors. 

This event is being hosted by Clay Edgin and Riccardo Magni, co-hosts of the podcast The Grip Guys  and is sanctioned by Armlifting USA, the American affiliate of the Armlifting Professional League based out of St. Petersburg, Russia.
The format of the competition is simple. Competitors will grab onto odd or thick shaped bars and handles and 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  Norway, Finland, Canada, Great Britain, and the United States.

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