The Best of the Arnold Classic

A look back at the seven greatest champions of the Arnold Classic


Named after the most famous and arguably the greatest bodybuilder of all-time, the Arnold Classic was an instant hit when it debuted in 1989.

The legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger and partner Jim Lorimer provided a stage for what would be some of the sport’s most unforgettable moments—and physiques.

And now, 23 years later, it’s bigger and better than ever. But before we honor the latest man to hoist the coveted Arnold statue overhead, we decided to celebrate the past champions of a contest, like any classic, that has stood the test of time.