Shawn Ray breaks down every single Arnold Classic champion in part 1 of this 2 part special.

ARNOLD CLASSIC MOMENTS – is a special video series commemorating the 30 year anniversary of one of the biggest bodybuilding competitions in the world. Legendary bodybuilders tell their personal moments in the Arnold Classic and share the oral history of what makes this specific competition rise above the rest – making a lasting impression for years to come. Each new moment airs every Thursday.

Shawn Ray is not only a legendary bodybuilding competitor with many titles under his belt – he is also a walking encyclopedia of bodybuilding history and knowledge. That’s why for this special 2 part episode of Arnold Classic Moments, Shawn gives us a year by year look at each Arnold Classic champion starting from 1989 through to 2004.

Not only does this act as a look back at the evolution of the Arnold Classic itself – but also the evolution of bodybuilding physiques and what constituted a champion in each decade.

There were ups and downs, near misses and redemptions, and even a sneak peak at young athletes who would eventually become repeat Mr. Olympia winners. Brush up on your bodybuilding history in the full video above!

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