Neon lights wash over the tanned and oiled bodies of nervous hopefuls as they wait to walk on stage. They have trained for this with countless hours in and out of the gym. Each competitor is in pursuit of the same thing- a perfect form, the epitome of the human physique. Many have already experienced the taste of victory, while others are out to prove themselves. The annual Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio, brings together the world's top competitors in the sport of bodybuilding. While not a typical sport by any means, the intensity remains just as high. Nervous chatter can be heard from behind the curtains, but once on stage, years of hard work are put to the test.