Powerlifting sensation Larry Wheels is known to wear many hats. Although he started his journey in powerlifting, he also has experience competing in other sports. In a recent Instagram post, Wheels crushed a massive set of 500-lb bench press with motivation from powerlifting legend CT Fletcher.
Larry Wheels first rose to prominence for his insane feats of strength in powerlifting. He initially set the World Record on the squat, bench, and deadlift at 2,275 pounds total without wraps in the 275-lb weight category, but Zac Meyers broke it earlier this month. Besides his strength, Wheels stood out from his competition with an aesthetic and shredded physique. He also tested the waters in competitive bodybuilding and emerged victorious in his debut at the NPC Gold Coast Muscle Classic in Feb. 2018.
In Aug. 2022, Wheels decided to quit using PEDs (performance-enhancing drugs) after getting injured in contest prep. He indicated that his plans were to get on TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) to accommodate for the damage from his near-decade-long use of steroids.
Earlier this year, Wheels revealed he’d switch to bodybuilding as a Classic Physique competitor. Given his muscle mass, he’s confident he could hold his own in the division while staying healthy as opposed to battling in the Men’s Open. Following the 2023 Arnold Classic, Wheels sharpened his posing skills with Open standout William Bonac in a collaborative session with rising sensation Andrew Jacked.
Wheels left the fans in awe of his shredded physique update in preparation for his highly-anticipated Classic Physique debut three months ago. While he’s not targeting Mr. Olympia just yet, he believes he has the right skills to challenge the likes of four-time Olympia champion Chris Bumstead.
Larry Wheels showed off his unreal biceps peak in a physique update posing en route to his Classic Physique debut last month. He boasted a ripped build while performing two poses. Then, he smoked 150-lb incline dumbbell shoulder presses and provided another stellar physique update.
Larry Wheels Crushes 500lbs Bench Press with Motivation from CT Fletcher
In a recent Instagram post, Larry Wheels crushed a heavy 500-pound bench press with CT Fletcher by his side motivating him through the slow reps.
CT Fletcher is an inspiring figure in the fitness community who’s celebrated for his perseverance and never-give-up attitude. Despite facing serious health challenges, the former powerlifter continues on strong.
“500 lbs for an eternity of a pause by @c.t.ali.fletcher,” wrote Wheels.
Fletcher hinted at a collaboration video with Wheels dropping soon.
Larry Wheels pulled off a 405-lb (183.7-kg) bench press for 22 reps three weeks ago. He followed up by smashing a 150-lb incline dumbbell bench press for 25 reps. He also detailed his focus on developing fullness in his chest.
Wheels partnered with Joe Linder, popularly known as Joesthetics, to enhance his posing abilities a few days ago. He later teamed up with Odd Haugen to work on his grip strength where he was flabbergasted by the 73-year-old’s power.
Wheels hasn’t lost his outlandish strength despite preparing for bodybuilding. He remains dedicated in his journey to the Classic Physique division.