WOLFpak At the Olympia: What You Need to Know About Mr. Olympia

From Thursday October 7 to Sunday October 10 2021 the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida is hosting the eagerly awaited for Mr. Olympia. WOLFpak are proud sponsors of the event, and will be there to meet and greet our clients and competitors alike for what will be a fantastic weekend.

 

If youre new to the world of bodybuilding, heres everything you need to know about Mr. Olympia, and why you should drop in and enjoy the buzz.

 

What is Mr. Olympia?

 

Joe Weider's Mr. Olympia is an international bodybuilding competition held every year in the United States. Its run and managed by the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB), which is considered the governing board of bodybuilding in the fitness community.

 

The winner of the professional men's bodybuilding contest will be titled Mr. Olympia, which is how the event got its name. But its not just for men. In fact, women make up a huge part of this annual contest. The female bodybuilder will be crowned Ms. Olympia.

 

There are a number of other events aside from the Mr and Ms. Olympia events, so youre bound to find something that will interest you or be suited to your training and physique.

 

What bodybuilding competitions happen at the Mr. Olympia weekend?

 

Here are the other events that you can expect to enjoy this weekend at the Olympia and a little bit about each of them:

 

Fitness Olympia -  While bearing a close resemblance to bodybuilding, its emphasis is on muscle definition, not size.
Figure Olympia - The competitors are judged solely on muscular symmetry and definition; as in fitness shows, muscle size is downplayed.
Bikini Olympia - The bikini category looks for lean and firm physique and "competitors are scored on proportion, symmetry, balance, shape and skin tone".
212 Olympia - For 212, athletes need to weigh up to and under 212 Lb (i.e., 96.6 kg) and they must be less than 166m or 5'5 of height.
Womens Physique - Competitors should display a toned, athletic physique showcasing femininity, muscle tone, beauty/flow of physique.
Mens Physique - Men's Physique division is aimed at men who prefer to develop a less muscular, yet athletic. and aesthetically pleasing physique.
Classic Physique - Classic Physique will highlight proportion, symmetry, pleasing lines, and a small waist.
Wellness Olympia - The wellness bodybuilding categoryis one of the newer categories that focuses on symmetry, proportions, general appearance and essentially, the 'overall package'. But more specifically, its for women with athletic physiques that showcase more body mass in the hips, glutes and thigh areas. The upper body is developed but not to the same degree as the lower body.
Wheelchair Olympia - As of 2019, this new category encourages wheelchair bodybuilders to showcase their physiques.

 

So why is the Olympia competition so popular? Many of the worlds best bodybuilders have won the title of Mr and Ms. Olympia and have used it to catapult their career.

 

Who won Mr. Olympia?

 

The first Mr. Olympia was held in 1965, with Larry Scott winning the title. This was followed by Lee Haney, Ronnie Coleman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, and Franco Columbu - all of whom are considered to be among the greatest bodybuilders the world has ever seen.

 

Its clear as to why Mr. Olympia is such a popular competition for bodybuilders, and why you need to be there if fitness is your passion.

 

Come visit WOLFpak at the Olympia!

 

We are proud sponsors of the Olympia competition and cant wait to meet you all. We will have a booth set up where we will be able to connect with new customers and fitness fans from around the world. Well also be showcasing some of our best-selling gym backpacks.

 

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Athletes at the WOLFpak Olympia booth

 

Were excited to announce that this year at the WOLFpak Olympia booth we will have world renowned athletes - Hunter Labrada, Shaun Clarida and Yarishna Ayala visiting for appearances.

 

Heres some information on these athletes in advance of meeting them:

 

Hunter Labrada is an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, having recently won the Chicago Pro. He will be competing at the Mr. Olympia contest, following in his father's footsteps, the Hall of Fame bodybuilder Lee Labrada. If you want to learn more about Hunter, click here to read his full profile.

 

Shaun Clarida is another IFBB Pro Bodybuilder who has amassed a following of nearly 400,000 fitness fans on his social media for his well-developed and motivating physique. Standing at just 52, Shaun Clarida is competing in the 212 division. He previously won the 212 pound Olympia in Orlando, FL, in December 2020.

Yarishna Ayala is the first female bodybuilder sponsored by WOLFpak for good reason. She is another IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, this time in the Wellness division. Check out our full profile on her to read more about her background. Before entering her first competition in 2013, Yarishna participated in an American reality TV show, QViva! The Chosenin 2012, as a professional dancer.

 

What do you get if you win the Olympia?

 

The 2021 Olympia winning prize pool is $1.6 million. Unfortunately that wont go to just one competitor. Heres the prize money breakdown from 2019 according to Muscle & Fitness:

 

Mr. Olympia: $675,000
212 Showdown: $65,000
Ms. Olympia: $60,000
Fitness Olympia: $60,000
Figure Olympia: $60,000
Bikini Olympia: $40,000
Mens Physique Showdown: $20,000
Womens Physique Showdown: $20,000

 

As the competition grows in popularity, so does the prize fund!

 

How to watch Mr. Olympia

 

If you cant make it to Florida for the weekend activities, have no fear! Both the premium and amateur packages will be available to watch via OlympiaTV (olympiaproductions.com). The premium package is $59.95, and the amateur package is $29.95.

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