Larry Wheels is looking to become an IFBB Pro bodybuilder after taking second place at the 2023 Amateur Olympia. Wheels recently sat down to discuss the details of his gear cycle, his goals for bodybuilding, and whether he wants to be Mr. Olympia. In addition, he touches on the hype around Sam Sulek in a recent YouTube video.
“If you want to juggle multiple sports, then you have to accept that you’re not going to be the best at either one. Because the guy that’s dedicated to that one discipline, that one sport, that one goal, is going to beat you every time, explains Wheels.
Larry Wheels is definitely a jack of all trades. From powerlifting to strongman and even business, there are very few disciplines Wheels hasn’t succeeded at. Next on the docket was bodybuilding. Trying to break into the IFBB Pro League, Larry Wheels just competed at the 2023 Amateur Mr. Olympia.
Though he was looking to obtain his Pro card, he came up shy with a second-place finish. Larry Wheels revealed shortly after competing that in just five days he gained over 53 pounds. After using diuretics and adhering to a strict diet to meet the weight requirement for competition, he anticipated packing on a few extra pounds as a result of his cheat day
Larry Wheels Talks Gear, Bodybuilding Goals, and His Thoughts On Sam Sulek
Larry Wheels is now focusing on his future in bodybuilding. During a recent YouTube video, Wheels disclosed his current gear cycle while sitting down with Nyle Nayga.
“150 migs of test a week,” added Wheels. “I can cut into the division. In my off-season I sit around 265-270 comfortably, no problem. That’s eating four or five meals a day.”
I’ve dialed back my steroid dosages dramatically to nearly a fraction of what I used to take. As a result, I feel great. My blood has come back clean.
My test levels are well under 1,000, I’m legitimately on TRT doses right now. I am on cutters though. I’m on Clen and T3. I’m on 25 migs of Anavar. It was a necessary evil,” explains Wheels.
Wheels also discussed the growth of the Classic Physique category.
“Those in Classic Physique, those who are competing, their socials are exploding and that seems like where the industry is going. It’s just the more healthy aesthetic look. And I’m like hmm, that really is aligning with my goals because I’m after health and longevity now. “
Wheels elaborated on his plans for bodybuilding and how far he plans to take it.
“Do you want the Mr. Olympia… and also get a world record in powerlifting? Well, you can’t do both right? You have to commit to one goal. I’m not being the next Mr. Olympia. I should have made that decision a long time ago if I wanted to do that and maybe I could have.”
“Now, to say I want to be Mr. Olympia after I spent 10 years being a powerlifter… it would be like mission impossible. Not only that, but I wouldn’t be able to commit for as long as it would take to even have a chance at placing top three or top five or first call-out on the Olympia stage to where I’m at now.”
“To damn near drop everything to do that, it’s not going to happen. I set realistic expectations for myself, and I ask those that watch and listen to do the same. Right?”
Wheels Talks Sam Sulek’s Potential: “I Wonder How Far He’s Going to Get?”
Larry Wheels discussed Sam Sulek who has gained a lot of attention as of late. Wheels feels he can relate to Sulek’s story, but wonders if Sulek will eventually plateau or if he will just continue to grow as he has.
“Now I’m like okay, I had my time as a Sam Sulek, where it was like my 15 minutes of fame, right? I was in everyone’s feed every day, I was hitting PRs every week training hard and I didn’t make the most of it, right? Well, I still have some spotlight and attention. Let me focus on creating long-term wealth and security financially for my family, for myself, and that can only be done with good product or a good service. That’s the ones that I just mentioned.”
“I find that you only become one of the best at something when you’re just 100% committed. How else can you do it? Sam right now… I see it…there’s no way, I could be wrong, I’ve been there too. There is no way this man has time or energy to put into anything else like he’s putting into content right now.
“From what I see, every single day uploads, how many hours he spends editing those uploads himself even just brainstorming the ideas and topics for the videos every single day. It’s hard to imagine he could put that same time and energy – that same TLC into a business venture right now,” explains Larry Wheels.
Overall, Wheels loves to see other fitness personalities succeeding in the industry.
“I love to see it. I wonder how far he’s going to get. Will it ever slow down? Is he just going to keep getting 100K subs every week just indefinitely? Because the community is only so big. At some point he’s going to tap out, he’s going to hit a ceiling right?” asks Wheels.
“No one in the fitness community on YouTube has four million followers, I think Jesse is at the top right now or Will Tennyson.”
Sam Sulek is breaking the internet as a fitness influencer. Initially, he gained negative attention because of his impressive size at 21 years old, which concerned some fans about his health and his unorthodox eating habits. Sulek’s rise in the fitness community even attracted the attention of reigning five-time Classic Physique Olympia Chris Bumtstead. In light of Sulek’s popularity, Cbum called him the future speaking with Urs Kalecinski,
While the fitness and bodybuilding communities continue to change at a break-neck pace, Larry Wheels has developed a deep understanding of not just the sport, but how to attract an audience. With how fast Sulek’s fame has taken off, Wheels is unsure when the momentum will end.