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2006 Arnold Classic - Prejudging & Finals 2 Disc Set
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Duration: 188 mins
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2006 Arnold Classic - Prejudging & Finals  2 Disc Set

Buy the complete 2006 Arnold Classic from the beginning of the prejudging right through to the end of the final awards. A bodybuilding bonanza, being the first time ever the complete Arnold Classic has been offered on DVD.
This 2 disc set is destined to become a collector’s item.
See Dexter Jackson make it two in a row in this classic contest from Columbus, Ohio. Shot with multiple cameras, the whole production is of the highest quality.

GMV also produced the DVD of the 2006 Arnold Classic pump room. To order that DVD, please click here.
2006 Arnold Classic - Pump Room 2006 Arnold Classic - Pump Room  

Due to the prestige of this event we shot with 2 cameras so that we would not miss a moment of the exciting pump room and backstage action. The DVD covers both the prejudging and evening finals pump rooms, plus some posing in the photo booth.

We captured a mass of oiling, pumping, posing and sweating guys, all eager to get on stage. You see plenty of BRANCH WARREN as he pumps and prepares for his sensational second placing to eventual winner DEXTER JACKSON.



2006 Arnold Classic - Results
March 4th at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Columbus, USA


Most Muscular Award went to Branch Warren, and the Best Poser Award went to Melvin Anthony.

Originally slated to compete, but dropped out weeks before the show was Chris Cormier, Dennis James (throat surgery), and Mark Dugdale (stomach flu).

1 Dexter Jackson, USA
2 Branch Warren, USA
3 Victor Martinez, USA
4 Gustavo Badell, Puerto Rico
5 Melvin Anthony, USA
6 Lee Priest, Australia
7 Mustafa Mohammad, Austria
8 Darrem Charles, Trinidad
9 Toney Freeman, USA
10 Troy Alves, USA
11 David Henry II, USA
12 Ahmad Haidar, Lebanon 
13 Johnnie Jackson, USA 
14 Kris Dim, USA
15 Chris Cook, USA

2006 Arnold Classic - Complete Women’s Prejudging - Ms. International, Fitness, Figure 2006 Arnold Classic - Complete Women’s Prejudging - Ms. International, Fitness, Figure.  

See the complete rounds for all three women’s classes from the exciting prejudging held in the Expo Hall at the Columbus Exhibition Center.


2006 Arnold Classic: The Women - The Finals  - Fitness - Figure - Bodybuilding 2006 Arnold Classic: The Women - The Finals - Fitness - Figure - Bodybuilding.  

Again captured on two cameras, The Finals DVD has all the exciting action at one of the world’s premiere women’s events.

In the Ms. International event, former Ms. Olympia IRIS KYLE muscled out DAYANA CADEAU and YAXENI ORIQUEN to take the prestigious first prize in this women's bodybuilding classic.


* Available in NTSC DVD Only (Region Free).

Dexter Jackson Wins Again in Columbus.
Written by: Team FLEX
Date: Thursday 09 March, 2006.

Dexter Jackson swept to his second consecutive Arnold Classic win with a straight firsts victory that seemed a little generous. Breakthrough athlete of the event was Branch Warren who also won the most muscular award. Third was Victor Martinez, with pre-contest favorite (with Jackson) Gustavo Badell adjudged fourth - an announcement that cause a boofest.

In truth not one of the top four - save Warren - were in their best shape, and some who were -- for example Darrem Charles and Toney Freeman -- maybe can be thought unfortunate with their placings. Best poser award went to Melvin Anthony.

Prejudging reportThe 2006 Arnold Classic is shaping up as one of the most difficult to figure out in recent years. Usually the judges will give a clue to where they are headed with a final two-man callout. This time around the final callouts revolved around the lower placings, but it seems clear the top four (for the time being in alphabetical order) will be, Gustavo Badell, Dexter Jackson, Victor Martinez and Branch Warren. Kudos to the IFBB panel on creating this "Who will it be?" scenario and for mixing up all the comparisons so that every competitor just about got to flex with everyone else.

At the start of prejudging Gustavo looked a tad off his third place 2005 Olympia finish and seemed to have to fight a little to control his midsection. Defending champ, Jackson, after a year away from competition looked.....well, like Dexter Jackson; which is a hell of a package, but around the midsection he didn't seem quite right. Martinez must get sick of everybody saying it, but he wasn't in the winning condition he was at the 2003 Night of Champions or the 2004 Show of Strength. Bigger, yes, with hanging lats etc. but not as sharp as we've seen.

Branch Warren caught the eye early with his monstrous mass and great condition. His symmetry is fast improving and with a little more work on some of his poses he'll be even more formidable.

As said earlier it is a tough one to call. Dexter seemed to fade as the prejudging wore on; possibly a consequence of collapsing to the floor backstage after the first round and asking for oxygen. Traveling in the opposite direction Badell (as he has done at previous contests) seemed to get harder and drier. And that may be his winning card.

But maybe the dark horse is Warren. Of the top four he is the only one who could realistically claim to have brought his best-ever package to the stage. Maybe, just maybe, that will count in his favor big time.

Other random thoughts: Darrem Charles deserved a chance to get in among the previously mentioned top four; David Henry was not as sharp as he was at the Ironman and paid the price; Lee Priest failed to build on the momentum of his Ironman win as he came up against guys who were just more complete; Troy Alves dropped a bunch of weight to try and bring in his hams and glutes and still it wasn't considered good enough; Melvin Anthony was heavier and maybe as sharp as he's ever been but couldn't combat the ultra-sharpness of the top four; Toney Freeman - I keep looking at his physique and thinking, Just what is wrong with it that he doesn't get higher callouts?

Chris Cook still has to build thickness and detail in the pecs and back; Ahmad Haidar got lost in the overall shuffle; Mustafa Mohammad was sharper than at the Ironman where he got sixth, but may have to fight here to get in the top eight; Kris Dim seemed a bit flatter than his Ironman showing, and can do much better; Johnnie Jackson wasn't at his peak best and so seems destined for a minor placing.

2006 Arnold Classic competitor list : Chris Cook, Ahmad Haidar, Branch Warren, Mustafa Mohammad, Melvin Anthony, Dexter Jackson, Kris Dim, Toney Freeman, Troy Alves1, Darrem Charles, David Henry, Lee Priest, Victor Martinez, Gustavo Badell, Johnnie Jackson.

Special thanks to Flex Magazine and Team Flex for the use of this article on our site.

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