Popular fitness personality Larry Wheels first made a name for himself with insane powerlifting strength. As of late, he’s aiming to transition into competitive bodybuilding in the Classic Physique division. In a recent Instagram post, Wheels showed off his ripped physique and crushed a heavy set of 150-pound incline dumbbell shoulder presses for 20 reps.
Larry Wheels made headlines for setting the world record of 2,275 pounds (squat, bench, and deadlift) without wraps in the 275-pound weight division. He manages to showcase an incredible physique in addition to unreal strength. While competing as a powerlifter, he tested the waters in bodybuilding and came out on top of his amateur debut at the 2018 NPC Gold Coast Muscle Classic.
Wheels decided to step away from strength-based sports and quit steroids after suffering a back injury months ago. Since he had been using gear for about a decade, he could not quit completely and decided to use TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) instead.
In the meantime, Wheels smashed a mega set of 200-pound (90.7-kg) dumbbell bench press for three reps in a collaborative training session with IFBB Pro Joe Mackey. Mackey enlisted Wheels’ help on his journey of pulling a 1,000-pound deadlift.
Larry Wheels announced his move to bodybuilding with hopes of performing in Classic Physique earlier this year. He believes he already has enough size to be competitive in the category though chose not to participate in the Open class due to health concerns. Following the 2023 Arnold Classic, Wheels received posing help from Open standouts William Bonac and Andrew Jacked.
The 28-year-old gave fans a look into his preparations with an impressive physique update. He lauded the reigning four-time Classic Physique Olympia champion Chris Bumstead for helping elevate the popularity of the division. Given his massive build, Wheels is confident he doesn’t need to put on more size or use more steroids to bring a pro-level look.
Larry Wheels looks ripped while crushing heavy incline dumbbell shoulder press
In his latest endeavor, Larry Wheels showed off his shredded physique while performing a massive set of 150-pound incline dumbbell shoulder press for 20 reps.
“150sx20! Been staying away from heavy squats and deadlifts in an attempt to make my waist smaller,” wrote Wheels.
Larry Wheels displayed his crazy bicep peak in a posing training session earlier this month. He also showed off his impressive frame by practicing the front lat spread pose in preparation for his highly-anticipated debut in bodybuilding.
Wheels continues to improve in preparation for his foray into bodybuilding. If he brings the same gumption and grit he brought to powerlifting, fans expect an exciting spectacle when he finally steps on stage.