2016 Arnold Classic Preview

JUSTIN COMPTON

Birth date: 05/15/1988
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 255 pounds

 

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Arnold Classic history: 2015: 3rd

With his spectacular X-frame, humongous guns, and deep, separated quads and hamstrings, Compton’s got that rare combination of size and aesthetics. He’s on the rise, and, if he can come in with crisp muscularity, he has a real shot at winning the biggest early show of the year.

TONEY FREEMAN

Birth date: 08/30/1966
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 292 pounds

 

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Arnold Classic history: 2015: 10th; 2014: 9th; 2013: 3rd; 2011: 9th; 2010: 5th; 2009: 4th; 2008: 7th; 2007: 3rd; 2006: 9th; 2005: 10th

The X-Man’s legs have faded slightly, but he’s still a threat with his expansive upper body. Freeman is proof that in bodybuilding, elder statesmen can still battle the youngsters.

KAI GREENE

Birth date: 07/12/1975
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 260 pounds

 

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Arnold Classic history: 2009–10: 1st; 2008: 3rd

It will be interesting to see which Kai Greene he chooses to unveil here. Will he be the ultra-sharp, detailed incarnation or the bigger-than-a-house version? This Arnold Classic will certainly set up plenty of talk for what could happen later this year.

JOHNNIE JACKSON

Birth date: 01/30/1971
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 235 pounds

 

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Arnold Classic history: 2013: 4th; 2011: 7th; 2010: 12th; 2008–09: 9th; 2006:13th

Jackson has always had the upper body beef to hold his own against the best in the world. However, less than spectacular legs have hampered him in big shows. Still, the 2010 Olympia World’s Strongest Bodybuilder could crack the top six.

JOSH LENARTOWICZ

Birth date: 04/05/1983
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 260 pounds

 

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Arnold Classic history: Rookie

Lenartowicz was the hit of the late 2015 season, scoring back-to-back wins at the San Marino Pro and Ferrigno Legacy Pro. He has the size to stand with the taller, bigger men here. If he can improve on the separation and detail he showed in 2015, an upset could be in the making.

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