Flex Lewis has done a lot of things to earn respect in the bodybuilding community. However if for some reason you still did not appreciate him, he did some work recently that was enough to inspire basically anyone.
Lewis is one of the most accomplished 212 bodybuilders of all time, having won a whopping seven consecutive Olympia titles. He is widely regarded as the greatest 212 bodybuilder ever, and it is hard to argue that sentiment. Now that he is making the move to the Open division, it will be fascinating to see if he can have similar success here.
With these big changes coming, Flex Lewis can not be deterred by something like a global health crisis, or a simple injury. That is why he was seen on Instagram recently, doing a hard row set even though he says he likely has a dislocated wrist. It was quite an impressive feat to see.
“My wrist still dislocated/ popped going on 3wks with all Doctors in Quarantine we pushing and training as hard as possible under the circumstance.
Smashed out 10 reps shouted on by @ifbbjondelarosa @rafabrandaopro from a social distance!
Then I seen @lukesandoe hit out 12 reps on his IG, cheered on by his dog “wicket” also from social distance!”
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My wrist still dislocated/ popped going on 3wks with all Doctors in Quarantine we pushing and training as hard as possible under the circumstance. Smashed out 10 reps shouted on by @ifbbjondelarosa @rafabrandaopro from a social distance! Then I seen @lukesandoe hit out 12 reps on his IG, cheered on by his dog “wicket” also from social distance! – Luke is one the strongest bodybuilders in the IFBB, I have seen him from a young man grow into the beast he is today, so I will take my ten as a good day or maybe i need to invest in Dragons Lair Yorky 🐶 – Gym opens May 1st can’t wait to post again on my stories @the_dragons_lair #NoExcuses #FlexLewis #TheDragonsLairGym #DragonsLair
It is not uncommon for athletes to train through minor injuries, but it was still impressive to see him push through it so simply. In the post, he heavily compliments Luke Sandoe, who was also looking great recently. Honestly, it is tough to decide which of these two bodybuilders looked better with their row sets.
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Today I have been overwhelmed with so many messages, reposts and tagged images, so blessed to have ALL your support. #Humbled #ThankYou ————————————————————————— @npcnewsonlineofficialpage: It’s Official!!! After months of speculation, one of the year’s most exciting storylines has been confirmed. Flex Lewis will return to the Olympia stage this year in pursuit of bodybuilding’s most coveted title. After winning a record 7 consecutive titles in the Under 212lb division, followed by a year away from competition, Flex is now focused on becoming just the 16th winner in the 56 year history of the Mr. Olympia. “I spent a year away from the stage The year off has given me the chance to prepare myself for the most intense contest prep of my life.” Flex continues, “It’s every bodybuilder’s dream to become Mr. Olympia. This process started the moment I walked off the stage at the 2018 Olympia. I am laser focused on competing against the best of the best this September in Vegas.” At just 36 years old, the Welsh Dragon is still in his competitive prime and fans have often wondered how the former 212 King might stack up next to the biggest and the best in the world. Chief Olympia Officer Dan Solomon adds, “The bodybuilding world has waited a long time for this. Flex is one of the most popular bodybuilders on the planet and we can’t wait to see what he looks like without the limitations of a weight restriction.” According to IFBB Professional League rules, an athlete must qualify to secure a spot in the Olympia lineup. In Flex’s case, his previous wins in the Under 212 division do not qualify him for the event, however, Pro League President Jim Manion has cleared the way, “With 7 wins in the Olympia 212 division, Flex’s situation is unique and we feel a special invitation is appropriate.” explains Manion. With the return of @oksanagrishina to the Fitness Olympia lineup and several other anticipated announcements across all divisions, the 2020 Olympia Weekend is already looking like an epic showdown. – Tickets and exhibitor opportunities for the Septembers 9-12th event are set to go on sale at https://mrolympia.com
Flex Lewis was recently granted a special invitation to the 2020 Mr. Olympia, where he will make his Open debut. Judging by the way he looks here, it seems that he has been working hard to get ready for that, provided it still happens as planned. It is good to see that he is still working, even with an injury and everything going on in the world.
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