Kenneth “Flex” Wheeler is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder. Flex won the Arnold Classic a then-record four times and was once called by Arnold as one of the greatest bodybuilders he had ever seen in his life.
Ronnie Coleman Mr. Olympia has said that Wheeler was the best bodybuilder he competed against in his bodybuilding career. In 2021 Hadi Choopan looks like Flex Wheeler mirror, he has a great physique like Flex wheeler.
Current Mr. Olympia Big Ramy said I have never seen a clean muscular and sharp bodybuilder in history as Flex Wheeler was.
Early Life of Flex Wheeler
Flex Wheeler was born on August 13, 1965, and raised in California, USA. He grew up in poverty and hard circumstances. As a child, Wheeler faced child abuse and suicidal bents. He tried in school due to dyslexia but outshined in sports.
Flex began practicing martial arts and started bodybuilding as a youngster after discovering weight training. He is in the background as regarding himself as a “martial artist first, a bodybuilder second.”
Bodybuilding Career of Flex Wheeler
Flex Wheeler occasionally online at his instagram account to resond his fans about his life updates.
After a short career as a policeman, Wheeler directed full time on becoming a professional bodybuilder, taking the nickname ‘Flex‘. He competed for the first time in 1983, but it was not until 1989 that he secured the first-place award at the NPC Mr. California Championships 1989.
Flex got 2nd place at Mr. Olympia 1993. He is a 5-time Ironman Pro winner, 4 time Arnold Classic winner, and has experienced victories in the France Grand Prix, South Beach Pro Invitational, Night of Champions, and Hungarian Grand Prix.
Wheeler has the best IFBB pro appearance in the history of bodybuilding in 1993 with 4 wins Pro Iron Man, French Grand Prix, Arnold Classic, German Grand Prix, and 2nd in his first Mr. Olympia.
In 1994Flex was implicated in a near-fatal car accident that could have left him with permanent paralysis.
He began from scratch again, returning with extraordinary speed to the top ranks of the sport.
In 1999 Wheeler found that he had Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a kidney disease. Despite press consideration as to the cause of the failure, Wheeler looked out that the condition is genetic, not self-inflicted.
Flex announced his retirement from competitive bodybuilding in 2000 but stayed to compete until 2002. He experienced kidney transplantation in 2003.
In 2005, Wheeler participated in a championship Arnold Classic.
Flex Wheeler Diet Plan
Wheeler’s diet will have increased dramatically over the years after the added stress of his kidney operation and turning back to martial arts.
Although it’s safe to say, his diet will consist of mainly lean proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbs, and the occasional cheat meal.
Physical Standard of Flex Wheeler
|Height||5 feet and 7 inches.|
|Weight||102 to 106 kg.|
|Arm size||24 inches.|
|Chest size||56 inches|
Training of Flex Wheeler
Like most difficult set bodybuilders, Flex used a lot of excess and heavy weights with low reps. He had workout using split systems, German volume training, and continuous overload. Bing the size he was back in his struggle days, Flex didn’t waste time in the gym.
Competitions History And Awards of Flex Wheeler
|1||1985||Mr. America||1st (MT)|
|2||1987||Rust Wanner||1st MW|
|3||1989||NPC Contra Costa||1st (HW)|
|4||1989||NPC Governor’s Cup||1st (HW )|
|5||1989||NPC California Championships||1st (LHW)|
|6||1989||NPC Nationals||5th (LHW)|
|7||1990||NPC Junior Nationals||2nd (HW)|
|8||1991||NPC Nationals||2nd (HW)|
|9||1991||NPC USA Championships||2nd (HW)|
|10||1992||NPC USA Championships||1st (HW )|
|11||1993||IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational||1st|
|12||1993||IFBB Arnold Classic||1st|
|13||1993||IFBB German Grand Prix||1st|
|14||1993||IFBB French Grand Prix||1st|
|15||1993||IFBB Mr. Olympia||2nd|
|16||1995||IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational||1st|
|17||1995||IFBB Arnold Classic||2nd|
|18||1995||IFBB South Beach Pro||1st|
|19||1995||IFBB Mr. Olympia x||1st|
|20||1995||IFBB Grand Prix Spain||5th|
|21||1996||IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational||1st|
|22||1996||IFBB Arnold Classic||2nd|
|23||1996,||IFBB Night of Champions||1st|
|24||1996||IFBB Canada Pro Classic||2nd|
|25||1996||IFBB Florida Cup Pro||1st|
|26||1996||IFBB Mr. Olympia||4th|
|27||1997||IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational||1st|
|28||1997||IFBB Arnold Classic||1st|
|29||1997||IFBB San Jose Pro||1st|
|30||1998||IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational||1st|
|32||1998||IFBB Mr. Olympia||2nd|
|33||1999||IFBB Grand Prix England 2nd|
|34||1999||IFBB Joe Weider’s Pro World||2nd|
|35||1999||IFBB Mr. Olympia||2nd|
|36||2000||IFBB Mr. Olympia||3rd|
|37||2000||IFBB Hungarian Grand Prix||1st|
|38||2000||IFBB Arnold Classic 1st|
|39||2000||IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational||2nd|
|40||2003||IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational||3rd|
Flex Wheeler wife
Wheeler married his long-time girlfriend Madeline Wheeler in 1997, and they had a son Darius Wheeler.
Flex Wheeler Net Worth
The net worth of Flex Wheeler is approximately 2.2 million US dollars. His source of income could be limited to sponsorship of nutritional brands and prize money.