Arnold Sports Festival 2020 – Pro Strongwomen & Record Breakers

VisualOhio has covered the Arnold Pro Strongwoman since the first time it was brought to Columbus. The women’s event is every bit as entertaining as the men’s and continues to grow in popularity and viewership each year. This year, we got to cover a few of the events. Olga Liaschuck from the Netherlands took a…

Arnold Sports Festival 2020 – Body Painting and Art at the Arnold

Art has been a big part of the Arnold Sports Festival for a long time. We like to stop by every year and see what interesting interpretations the artists have on the models and athletes. Relatively new, but always exciting – the Jantana sponsored body painting is not only a showcase of artistic skill, but…

Arnold Sport Festival 2020 – The Competitions Continue Without Spectators

The first day of the Arnold Sports Festival has come and the athletes are competing…but with minimal crowds. Per Ohio Department of Health Director’s Order, no spectators are allowed to view the general events. Spectators are allowed to buy tickets and view the competitions being held in the Battelle Grand Ballroom. A copy of the…

Arnold Sports Festival 2019 – Armlifting – Rolling Thunder Event

Julia Williams A new event for this year, armlifting is a sport where grip strength is paramount. Athletes need to lift increasingly heavier weights, but the difficulty is ramped up from a traditional weight or power lifting event due to the larger sizes of the grippable areas. The images in this thread are from the…

Arnold Fitness Expo 2019 – Guns and Hoses – One Shot!

Location: Voinovich Center, Ohio State Fairgrounds At the end of the third round, bloodied but still on his feet, this Guns and Hoses competitor showed strength and tenacity in all three rounds of his fight. The annual Guns and Hoses boxing exhibition is one of the highlights of the Arnold Fitness Expo. This year, it…

Arnold Sports Festival 2018 Recap

We want to welcome back our Arnold Sports Festival Columbus readers as well as any new readers! You might be wondering why the Arnold articles now? We wanted to give you a little recap of 2018 and start getting you pumped and excited about all that is going to go on in 2019! The team…

Arnold Sport Festival World Strongest Man 2018 – Hafthor Bjornsonn

Hafthor Bjornsson Hafthor Bjornsson, a.k.a. “The Mountain” secured an Arnold Worlds Strongest Man title in 2018 Securing his victory with strong performances in all events, but most notably are the 1041 pound world record breaking deadlift and a first place in the weight over bar event 95 pounds. Weight over bar bags.  Extra heavy bags…

Arnold Classic 2018 IFBB Pro Champion- William Bonac

Welcome to a new format!We are trying something new and here we have a YouTube link as well as a Podcast! Visual Ohio Voice is hosted by Danielle and Andrew Livelsberger.  You get to listen to our thoughts on the events we cover. This premiere episode, we cover the Arnold Classic 2018 IFBB competitors and…

Arnold Sports Festival Columbus Celebrating 30 Years

Written/Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background:Celebrating 30 years of sports excellence, the Arnold Sports Festival returns to Columbus, OH March 1-4, 2018.   75 sports will be represented and new sports/exhibits will be introduced. Impression:You know we here at VisualOhio love the Arnold Sports Festival.  We have been attending the event long before we covered it professionally. …