Larry Wheels 200lb Dumbbell Press - Image via @Larrwheels Instagram
Larry Wheels is one of the most renowned powerlifters in modern times, and he frequently reminds everyone why. This was once again the case recently, as Larry performed a remarkable feat of strength that left onlookers in awe. In his most recent visit to the gym, Wheels picked up a pair of 200-pound (90.7-kilogram) dumbbellsfor a bench press session. He exerted himself fully and managed to complete three repetitions to the point of exhaustion.
This feat of strength was even more impressive considering Larry Wheels‘ recent weight loss journey, as he had slimmed down to 255 pounds (115.7 kilograms), putting the weight of the dumbbells not far off his own bodyweight. Larry’s drop in bodyweight came after he stopped using Steroids and PEDs. However, as many already know, Larry is now on TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy), since his body does not produce testosterone normally anymore.
To complete this massive set, Larry Wheels wore elbow and wrist wraps for added support, and had a seasoned spotter by his side – none other than IFBB Pro, Joe Mackey.
“Weighing in at a slim 255. Feeling aesthetic and pumped even without training dumbbells I can still do the 200s!”
Larry Wheels and Joe Mackey have quickly got working together, since they made their partnership official just a few days ago. Mackey, who is also known for his strength and physique, sought the help and guidance of Wheels on his journey to deadlift 1,000 pounds (453.6 kilograms). However, they are obviously not only working on the deadlifts, as Mackey also completed three reps of a 200-pound (90.7-kilogram) dumbbell bench press.
Larry Wheels was also hoping to deadlift 1,000 pounds (453.6 kilograms) not too long ago, but some unfortunate circumstances forced him to abort that goal. He was hoping to achieve the milestone at the 2022 Middle East’s Strongest Man, but he had to withdraw due to a back injury. Soon after, Larry made a decision to stop using Steroids.
Overall, Larry Wheels’ TRT journey is going extremely well, seeing that he is looking rejuvenated, but has not lost too much strength either. He proved that by doing a powerlifting mock meet, where he managed to squat 330 kilograms (727.5 pounds), bench press 230 kilograms (507.1 pounds), and deadlift 350 kilograms (771.6 pounds). In addition, with the recent 200-pound (90.7-kilogram) dumbbell bench press, Larry proved that he is still one of the strongest people in the world.
Noting that Larry Wheels has also pursued bodybuilding in the past, having taken part in a competition, his physique still looks incredible. Although he has downsized from what he weighed before, Larry is still extremely shredded and huge.
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 17, 2023
The 200-pound (90.7-kilogram) three-rep dumbbell bench press serves as proof that Larry Wheels is continuing to work extremely hard in order to push his limits. As of now, it is not clear what Larry’s exact goals are for the future, but he has stated that powerlifting is the sport that gives him the greatest satisfaction. So, it appears that a return to the sport in which he is most famous is a feasible option.
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