Fitness sensation Larry Wheels is working hard to make a splash in the world of bodybuilding. The powerlifting standout will don the posing trunks for an upcoming competition. In a recent Instagram story post, Wheels shared an impressive physique update before making his anticipated Classic Physique debut.
Larry Wheels first rose to prominence with jarring feats of strength as a world-record-holding powerlifter in 2017. Being a man of many talents, Wheels also competed in other fitness endeavors such as Strongman, bodybuilding, and arm wrestling. His potential in bodybuilding was evident from the start. He took home gold in the overall category in his amateur debut at the 2018 NPC Gold Coast Muscle Classic.
Wheels suffered a severe back injury in preparations for the 2022 Middle East’s Strongest Man last July. The setback motivated him to quit using steroids so he could turn his health around. Given his decade-long use of steroids, he could not go natural instantly and instead started using TRT (testosterone replacement therapy).
Earlier this year, Wheels crushed a huge set of 200-lb (90.7-kg) dumbbell bench press for three reps in a collaborative training session with IFBB Pro Joe Mackey. He followed it up with another shredded training update where he crushed 100-lb hammer curls for reps.
The 28-year-old left the fans stunned by pulling a huge set of 200-lb dumbbell bench presses for six reps recently. He improved his performance without any change in body weight or the TRT dosage. Then, he teamed up with strongman legend Eddie Hall for a brutal shoulder workout weeks later.
Looking ahead, Larry Wheels announced his switch to competitive bodybuilding as a Classic Physique competitor. He chose to go for the Classic division due to health concerns and longevity rather than putting on as much mass as possible in the Open. He enlisted the help of Men’s Open standouts William Bonac and Andrew Jacked to refine his posing abilities last month.
Larry Wheels boasts crazy bicep in Classic Physique posing prep ahead of debut
In a recent Instagram post, Larry Wheels looked ripped while hitting a pose in prep for his inaugural Classic Physique competition appearance.
Then, he performed the front lat spread pose in his Instagram story.
Larry Wheels revealed his ambitions to compete in the Classic Physique category last month. He was burned out from powerlifting and believes he already has a physique that could rival other talents without the use of any steroids except for TRT. He lauded four-time Classic Physique Olympia champ Chris Bumstead for elevating the popularity of the division. While Larry isn’t targeting Olympia just yet, it could be on the cards depending on how things go.
Wheels’ latest updates indicate a step in the right direction for his bodybuilding future. Fans will be excited to see how he compares on stage next to other Classic Physique competitors.