ALL SET FOR ARNOLD!

UKBFF international athletes have been putting the final touches on their preparation for the Arnold Classic Europe, which begins tomorrow.

Today was registration day for the big IFBB event in Barcelona. Close to 1,000 athletes are expected to take part.

The competition is due to get underway at 10am Spanish time with masters bodybuilding. Lincolnshire gym owner Nick Swann is among those taking part in what is always a strong class.

 Team UKBFF athletes Alison Fernandes (left), Becky Goodall (centre) and Mel Maguire have fun at the venue,

Team UKBFF athletes Alison Fernandes (left), Becky Goodall (centre) and Mel Maguire have fun at the venue,

About 70 UK athletes are due to take part in the three-day event and everyone is bracing themselves for the arrival of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Remember, only IFBB athletes can compete at the Arnold Classic Europe. The next chance to qualify in the UK are at the British Championships, where the top six are eligible.

The Sugar Classic, which takes place in Leicester in November, is also an Arnold qualifier.