At the 2011 Arnold sports Festival, the Risto Sports Team was competing in weightlifting as well as expo-ing our products and services . We were in full force competing and sponsoring the weightlifting competition.
Carlos and Yoni Andica won cash prizes, after being coached by Risto Sport's Ivan Rojas and lifting in Risto gear to boot. For a complete rundown, see www.ristosports.com/blog (top photo shows Carlos and Yoni being congratulated by Arnold, second photo shows Arnold delivering his speech in front of the Risto Sports banner, and the third photo shows LG getting an autograph with me by her side).
Per tradition, Arnold Schwarzenneger stopped by the weightlifting venue on Sunday. (I love Arnold movies and action movies in general. C'mon, you didn't figure me to be a chick flick kind of person?). Being able to literally touch Arnold, one of my heroes, was awesome. Unlike most celebrities, Arnold, in person, does not disappoint. He looks and sounds fairly similar to what you'd expect. More importantly, he delivers articulate and inspiring speeches.
I found Arnold's speech fascinating. Being a weightlifter, I never thought, deeply about which exercises bobybuilders would share in common. Afterall, a weightlifter strives for compact, explosive muscles, while a bodybuilder is striving for size and balance.
Pro bodybuilder, Andy Haman, was in attendance at the weightlifting competition as his children competed in weightlifting at the Arnold. Andy also indicated he had lifted before bodybuilding.