Who is Larry Wheels ? Learn the biography of the most popular powerlifter. Larry Williams, better known as Larry Wheels, is an American powerlifter and bodybuilder. Larry is known for the brutal amounts of weight he lifts in various exercises, something he displays on social media sites like YouTube and Instagram. Larry was born on December 3,  1994 and grew up in the Bronx of New York coming from a fairly poor background. He did not have an easy adolescence, as he himself admitted having fallen into the world of crime and drugs. However, Larry excelled at lifting weights in the gym at a young age. The boy had enormous strength and this motivated him to move forward and helped him get out of the bad paths of life. However, Larry Wheels has admitted to using anabolic steroids . This is a kind of  Larry Wheels Wikipedia with all the interesting information about this great athlete.

Biography and life of Larry Wheels

Young Larry Wheels teenager 14 years old

Although Wheels is currently one of the biggest stars in the fitness industry, this young man's life wasn't always so luxurious. Larry Wheels is currently 30 years old (2024) and since he was born he has had everything but a stable childhood. He lived in poverty and in foster care in New York. His father left when Larry was only one year old and the boy had to live with his grandmother (after his mother had a physical altercation with her boyfriend when the boy was six). Larry Wheels was in foster care between the ages of 11 and 12.

When he was 12 years old, Larry decided to leave the city to spend the next few years with his mother on the French Caribbean island of St. Maarten, where he found his new home right on the beach. Unfortunately, he was too poor to attend an English school, so he spent his days lifting weights. At first, Wheels improvised his own training equipment, which consisted of a broom and some cement blocks at each end. The boy was only 14 years old when he started training.

Larry Wheels' internet connection was so slow at the time that he didn't even bother using the line. So Larry spent his time exercising. He rode a bicycle, he lifted weights... Larry Wheels is a genetics "freak", a one-in-a-million person who responds favorably well to strength exercises with weights. So, when the boy saw his first results, weights became his new passion. 

After spending three years on the island of St. Maarten, Larry and his mother decided it was time to return to New York...

Larry Wheels Statistics

Date of birth : December 3, 1994

Larry Wheels height : 185 cm

Weight : 125-140 kg (275-308 lbs)

This weight was at its best, because later he lost many kilos due to the health problems of being so heavy.

U.S. citizenship

Biceps measurement : 51 cm (20.1”)

Forearm : 40 cm (15.7”)

Wrist : 22 cm (8.5”)

Chest : 112 cm (44”)

Waist : 86 cm (34”)

Larry Wheels Age, Height and Weight

The return to the United States and the start in the gym

A few years passed and Larry Wheels got his first job and, therefore, money to finally pay for a real gym. When Larry was able to train in a gym, his muscles experienced notable growth, as he could use much more material to work them. After experimenting with weights for half a year, Larry discovered that what he really liked was strength training (as opposed to bodybuilding or aesthetics). He had no trainer to teach him, so he designed his own weight training program.

After lifting weights recreationally for a few years, the boy took another step towards becoming a professional powerlifter . In 2017, he achieved two world records that inspired millions of fans in the world. Larry Wheels is, without a doubt, one of the strongest people in the world .

One of the reasons Wheels started lifting weights is that he grew up in dangerous neighborhoods and needed to be bigger and stronger to stay out of trouble. He claims that he felt insecure when he walked to school.

A young promise of Powerlifting in the USA

Even at the age of 19, Wheels' strength records were incredible. He obtained the following achievements training in the gym at 19:

  • Seated shoulder press : 184 kg (405 lbs) x several repetitions.
  • Deadlift : 347 kg (765 lbs) x 1 repetition.
  • Bench press : 256 kg (565 lbs) x 1 repetition with pause.
  • Cheat Biceps Curl : 143 kg (315 lbs) x 3 reps.
  • Squat : 306 kg (675 lbs) x 2 repetitions.
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After a few years of training, he decided to try his hand at powerlifting competitions. competitions . Larry was 18 years old when he first competed in this sport; He did it in the up to 124 kg (275 lbs) category but weighing only 111 kg (245 lbs). Still, he won.

Over the years, he continued to compete in powerlifting events and made a name for himself among the best thanks to his unbeatable reputation. Not only did Larry get bigger and stronger, he built his career around his passion: lifting weights. By 2017, Larry Wheels  was already a familiar personality to all professional powerlifters. On his way to glory, Larry had set two world records with a total of 2,275 pounds  in RAW competition (adding squat, bench press, and deadlift).

His greatest achievements in competition have been the following:

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Larry Wheels Strength

Outside of competition (i.e. training in the gym), Larry has achieved the following impressive records:

  • Squat : 410 kg / 900 lbs
  • Bench press : 307 kg / 675 lbs
  • Deadlift : 422 kg / 930 lbs x 3 repetitions with a body weight of 125 kg / 275 lbs.

Other feats of strength are:

  • Shoulder press : 90 kg / 200 lbs dumbbells x 4 repetitions.
  • Standing military press : 440 lbs / 200 kg


Larry Wheels en Powerlifting

At the 2020 Arnold Classic event in March, Wheels set the all-time powerlifting world record by moving a total weight of 1075 kg/2370 lbs and weighing 140 kg/308 lbs. This surpassed the previous record of 1075 kg / 2369.9 lbs held by Eric Lillibridge. Larry beat him by just 0.05 kg (0.1 lb)!

Larry Wheels did the squat 395 kg/870 lbs, bench press 292.5 kg/645 lbs and deadlift 388 kg/855 lbs.

Larry Wheels in bodybuilding

Larry Wheels bodybuilder

Not everything has been powerlifting in this athlete's career. In 2018, Wheels competed in his first bodybuilding event at the NPC Gold Coast Muscle Classic in California (Amateur Show). He did it on February 3rd and won the overall competition!

In November 2018, Wheels competed at the NPC Nationals after gaining 4 kg (9 lbs) of muscle (he competed at 121.5 kg (268 lbs) since debuting as an amateur. This time, he placed 11th, which It was less than he would have liked. However, the experience was a learning experience, especially since this was only his second bodybuilding competition.

Larry has participated in the  Mr Olympia , in the Classic Physique modality. We don't know if he will compete again.

Arm wrestling

Larry Wheels Armwrestling

Wheels has also been involved in arm wrestling  for some time. He often shares content related to the sport on his YouTube channel. Wheels has challenged the best fighters around the world and can sometimes hold his own. This is also one of the reasons why he includes a repertoire of biceps and forearm exercises in his routines (movements like heavy cheat curls, seated curls, etc.).

Larry in Strongman

Strongman is another type of strength sports. It was in January 2019 when Wheels decided to try his hand at Strongman. Larry trained with strongman Haftor Bjornsson, with whom he also did an Instagram competition to see who could do the most reps with 200 kg (440 lbs) bench press. Larry did 200kg x 23 reps.

His first Strongman competition was the 2019 Odd Haugen Strength Classic, where he won a silver medal. He wanted to compete in the Giants Live Wembley Strongman tournament later that same year, but unfortunately suffered a torn biceps during training.

Return to Strongman...? In July 2020, Larry Wheels announced that he would focus on Strongman instead of powerlifting or bodybuilding. However, due to the health crisis that occurred, he was not able to put all his efforts into this modality.

Private life

Larry Wheels' girlfriend was Chelsea King, but this relationship ended due to controversy between the two. In 2024, Larry's girlfriend is Serbian Sheyla Djakovac.

Larry Wheels with his girlfriend

Use of anabolic substances

Wheels is quite open about his steroid use and has spoken about it several times. He even went into detail about their use ahead of the Arnold Sports Festival 2020. Additionally, Larry advised anyone willing to use these substances to carefully weigh all the risks. Larry warns of the dangers of steroids and does not recommend them to others.

Addiction to OnlyFans-type pages

In a video, Wheels admitted to being addicted to webcam sites with adult content or pages like OnlyFans, where he spent a huge amount of money buying videos and photos. Larry recognized that his addiction was affecting his relationship and his training and admitted that he needed help with this problem.

Larry also has his own personal OnlyFans page.

Will he achieve the world record for bicep curls?

Recently, Wheels decided he wanted to break the world record for barbell bicep curls. On his first attempt at the gym, the boy lifted 90 kg / 198 lbs, about 22.5 kg / 50 lbs less than Denis Chiplenkov's all-time record of 113 kg / 249 lbs.

A few days later, Larry curled 95 kg, which is his best and his record. Now, he is attempting to set a world record in the near future.

Companies and money

Larry Wheels makes his fortune mainly from his image on social media. He has 5.1 million followers on Instagram, 2.6 million on TikTok and 2.92 million on YouTube (2024), which continue to grow.

Wheels also has its own product line where it sells clothing, supplements, equipment and training programs.


Larry Wheels also has a very popular brand of fitness products. This brand is called PR . He sells products that help you achieve new personal records in the gym. Some of the best-known products are the following:

  • Elbow pads.
  • Wristbands.
  • Straps.
  • Kneepads.
  • Weight lifting belts.

Larry's PR Brand Products

Larry Wheels at the hospital...

Larry claims that if he has an accident at the gym, he can easily recover from the injury. However, he is more concerned about the injuries he might suffer in a traffic accident, for example, since it involves broken bones and takes longer to heal.

Wheels claims that he has injured himself about 12 times training with weights in the gym, but he has always recovered well and returns to training even stronger than before.

At the end of 2022, after several medical checkups, Wheels had to stop anabolic steroids, as doctors said that his life was in danger due to these substances and the athlete's high weight. Since then, Larry said he started testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) ,  which is very common for bodybuilders who have used steroids for a long time and whose bodies can no longer produce normal levels of testosterone naturally.

After seeing the physique Larry Wheels continues to maintain and the weights he continues to lift, it seems unlikely that his TRT is not exceeding normal physiological testosterone levels. However, it is true that Larry lost a lot of weight, so he would have at least reduced the amounts of anabolics.

Larry Wheels in the hospital

On July 26, 2023, Larry Wheels was in the hospital due to Rhabdomyolysis, a very dangerous disease that occurs when damaged muscle tissue releases its proteins and electrolytes into the blood. These waste substances can cause damage to the heart and kidneys, which can lead to permanent weakness or even death.

Larry Wheels Nutrition

To get bigger, Larry increases his calorie intake. During the muscle bulking phases, he consumes about 5,500 calories and more than 400 grams of fat! His main foods are beef, rice and avocado . In the mass-gain stage, Larry consumes 400 grams of high-quality animal protein every day.

Larry, on the other hand, significantly reduces his calorie intake when he needs to lose weight for an event. During this phase, he consumes 4,400 calories and only about 90 grams of fat. Your top “muscle definition foods” are salmon, chicken, sweet potatoes, and rice.

Is Larry Wheels natural or does he take steroids?

Larry Wheels, on his YouTube channel, has admitted to using steroids and has explained the reasons that led him to do so. In a video, Larry explained the problems he had in his childhood. When Larry moved with his mother to the island of St. Maarten, he was bullied by other children. Even though Larry and his mother were poor, he came from New York and the other kids thought he had a lot of money and they hated that. Larry began training and getting stronger, in part, to keep others from bothering him.

Later, he met an older friend and saw him as a father figure. This friend worked as security at nightclubs and led Larry down a bad path of alcohol and drugs. One of the drugs Wheels tried was steroids. At this point in his life, Larry realized that he was very good at lifting weights. Due to his complicated youth, Larry had not been able to excel in other things nor did he do well academically. In the world of professional powerlifting, you have to take steroids if you want to go far. So Larry Wheels made a decision: consume these substances and go as far as possible in what he was good at.

What is Wheels training like?

When Larry started lifting weights at the gym, he believed that more exercise was better. He used to train six times a week and barely rested. At first, this system worked for Larry Wheels, but then he stagnated. Since his body did not rest, he could no longer gain more weight and size. He decided to reduce the frequency of training and then began to progress in strength and size again.

Now, Larry trains at the gym three times a week . This, according to him, is the optimal rfrequency because it allows him to fully recover between weightlifting sessions, which are extremely exhausting.

Larry likes to warm up his joints and muscles before beginning the exercise itself. He makes circling movements with his hips and leg movements that help him get blood to his muscles and prevent possible injuries.

We have seen Larry combine high reps with light or moderate loads and low reps with very high weights. For example, he has bench pressed 180kg for 26 reps or 140kg for 38 reps. In seasons when Larry is approaching his peak strength, he trains with low reps and concentrates on lifting as heavy as possible.

Wheels has trained in many gyms and with many different people, so it is difficult for him to have a single training routine. Sometimes he does pure strength training, while other times he incorporates hypertrophy training or even Strongman-style workouts. Not to mention, he also does armwrestling and is currently trying to break the tough barbell bicep curl world record.

The exercises he practices most:

  • Conventional deadlift (hybrid version between "touch and go" and pause mode).
  • Squat (with and without knee pads).
  • Flat bench press .
  • Incline bench press .
  • All dumbbell press exercises (flat, incline, shoulders...).
  • Military Press .
  • Barbell row .
  • Cylinder lifting .
  • Standing bicep curls (normal and cheat).
  • Seated biceps curl .

Larry Wheel's Training Routine

Larry Wheels' workouts vary depending on the time of year and his goals. Sometimes he is preparing for a powerlifting competition and other times he is trying to maximize his hypertrophy. Here we will see an example of training with the basic exercises when Larry prepares to compete in strength. As can be seen, it reduces the total volume quite a bit in these cases. Also when he wants to lose weight he does more cardio exercises to be in better shape.


Warm up:

  • Circular hip movements: 2 sets x 20 seconds with each leg.
  • Leg swings: 2 sets x 20 seconds with each leg.


  • Deadlift: warm up to 80% of 1RM; then 5 x 5.
  • Bent-over barbell row: 65% of 1RM x 3 x 10.
  • Bench press: warm up to 75% of 1RM, 5 x 5.
  • Floor press: 85% del 1RM x 5 x 3.
  • Cable press: 8 x 10


Warm up:

  • Circular hip movements: 2 sets x 20 seconds with each leg.
  • Leg swings: 2 sets x 20 seconds with each leg.


  • Squat: warm up to 90% of 1RM; then 4 x 3.
  • Leg press: 70% of 1RM x 5 x 8.


Warm up:

  • Circular hip movements: 2 sets x 20 seconds with each leg.
  • Leg swings: 2 sets x 20 seconds with each leg.


  • Squat: warm up to 90% of 1RM; then 4 x 3.
  • Bench press: warm up to 75% of 1RM; then 5 x 5.
  • Floor press: 85% del 1RM x 4 x 3.
  • Cable press: 8 x 10.

Strength comparison between Larry Wheels and Ronnie Coleman

Larry Wheels and Ronnie Coleman, a retired bodybuilder, have been two of the strongest people on the planet. In a video, Ronnie Coleman reacted to Larry's lifts by comparing them to the ones he himself did on his day. Let's see the comparison between Larry Wheels vs. Ronnie Coleman :

Incline bench press

180 kg (396 lbs) x 17 reps

100 kg (220 lbs) x 50 reps

220 kg (485 lbs) x 7

180 kg (396 lbs) x 12 reps

102 kg (225 lbs) x 73 reps (flat bench)


150 kg (330 lbs) 

142 kg (313 lbs) x 10

He didn't try.

143 kg (315 lbs) x 12 in seated press

Barbell row220 kg (485 lbs) x 11220 kg (485 lbs) x 8

387 kg (853 lbs) x 3

317,5 kg (700 lbs) x 10

363 kg (800 lbs) x 2

317,5 kg (700 lbs) x 5-6

Dumbbell Shoulder Press85 kg (187 lbs) x 477 kg (170 lbs) x 4
Front squat220 kg (485 lbs) x 10265 kg (585 lbs) x 10
Yoke455 kg (1000 lbs)He didn't try.
Leg press1003 kg (2211,2 lbs) x 31043 kg (2300 lbs) x 8

A great inspiration

Larry Wheels has acknowledged that he himself had to be his biggest influence for most of his life. Larry's determination and willpower allowed him to overcome adversity and eventually become one of the biggest names in powerlifting.

What can you learn from the great Larry Wheels? This athlete grew up in very difficult circumstances, because when he was a child he faced extreme poverty, hunger and the danger of living in neighborhoods full of gangs. Larry's only desire was to get bigger and stronger so that no one would bully him. After years of struggling with life's challenges, Larry achieved his goals and went beyond them. He became a successful powerlifter and set two world records on his way to the top.

An incredible story that teaches us a simple but great lesson: if you really want something in life, you will find a way to get it.

A day in Larry Wheels' diet and lifting routine

Larry Wheels Nutrition

If you're curious about what Larry Wheels' nutrition looks like, here's an example of his meal plan for one day.

Chest and back training

  • Superset of chest fly/reverse fly on machine.
  • Spoto incline bench press superset and incline dumbbell flyes.

*Note: the Spoto press is a bench press where you have to pause the bar without touching the chest.

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  • Push-ups with your legs raised on a bench and grabbing two dumbbells on the floor.
  • 10 repetitions of dumbbell press (Larry used 63.5 kg / 140 lbs dumbbells).
  • Standing heel raises.
  • Heel raises on the Hack Squat machine.

Like training, the diet is based on the athlete's current goals. Wheels has done really dense diets to maintain his 140 kg weight in strength competitions.

First meal - Breakfast 1

  • Omelet with 6 whole eggs (6 g of carbohydrates, 30 g of fat and 36 g of protein).
  • 4 bowls of oatmeal (102.4 g carbohydrates, 9.9 g fat and 19.9 g protein).
  • 1/2 bottle of fruit juice (35.1 g carbohydrates, 0 g fat and 0 g protein).
  • 30 g of honey (24.7 g of carbohydrates, 0 g of fat and 0 g of protein).
  • A little bit of salt.

Snack - Protein Shake

  • 10 ounces of water
  • 3 tablespoons of vanilla flavor ON Whey Protein (9 g of carbohydrates, 3 g of fat and 72 g of protein).

Second meal - Breakfast 2

  • Half a bag of Cookie Crisp cereal (187 g carbohydrates, 8.5 g fat and 8.5 g protein).
  • 200 ml of whole milk (9.6 g of carbohydrates, 7 g of fat and 6.8 g of protein).
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla flavor ON Whey Protein (6 g of carbohydrates, 2 g of fat and 48 g of protein).
  • 0.5 l of ice cream (71 g of carbohydrates, 33.5 g of fat and 10.7 g of protein).

Third meal - Lunch 1

  • A grilled chicken (34.9 g of carbohydrates, 26.3 g of fat and 34.6 g of protein).
  • One serving of baked potatoes cut into blocks (36 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat and 0.7 g protein).

Fourth meal - Lunch 2

  • A mini pizza for meat lovers (139 g of carbohydrates, 79 g of fat and 85 g of protein).
  • Two mini apple pies (84.4 g of carbohydrates, 25 g of fat and 5.8 g of protein).
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla ON Whey Protein (6 g of carbohydrates, 2 g of fat and 48 g of protein).

Fifth meal - Dinner 1

  • Lasagna (35 g of carbohydrates, 12 g of fat and 16 g of protein).
  • A medium Greek yogurt with granola topping (25g carbs, 25g fat, and 13g protein).
  • A cup of peach iced tea (12 g carbohydrates, 0 g fat and 0 g protein).

Sixth meal - Dinner 2

  • 3 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (129 g carbohydrates, 40.5 g fat and 39 g protein).

Total macros for the day are as follows: 952.1g carbs, 308.7g fat, and 444g protein, which equates to between 8,000 and 10,000 calories per day.

Why has Larry Wheels endeared himself to people?

Larry Wheels has determination, charisma and is a very nice and honest guy. Larry comes from a humble family and he has spoken openly about things like his tough childhood or why he started using steroids. Additionally, he provides fans with the best weight lifting tips, which are very useful given his extensive training experience. Wheels has achieved some of the most amazing feats in powerlifting at just 25 years old, which is why he has gained huge popularity in recent years.

The boy continues to improve his skills in all areas and has overcome many challenges to get to where he is today. He is a young talent with a very exciting future! Not content with simply succeeding as a world-class powerlifter , Larry Wheels set out to show how far the human body can be pushed. He decided to also pursue competitive bodybuilding while maintaining his lifting lifestyle. He has followed the path of the greatest former Mr. Olympia champion, Ronnie Coleman, or fitness influencer Mike O'Hearn. Larry has a pretty impressive physique compared to most powerlifters. Therefore, he also had to give bodybuilding a chance.

Larry Wheels

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In 2018, Larry Wheels competed in his first amateur bodybuilding competition at the NPC. He took first place in the overall competition. This was simply the first step towards Larry's goal of getting his pro card and competing against the best bodybuilders in the world. He then competed in the 2023 Amateur Olympics winning the NPC Ultimate Warriors.

In 2020, it was also announced that Larry Wheels would be one of the athletes to appear in the upcoming documentary Force Wars: The Movie . This film is based on popular digital brands and series and puts athletes of all levels in a power struggle.

Last big project, Larry Wheels' gym

In July 2013, Larry announced that he was setting up his own commercial gym, a project that will have cutting-edge equipment and in which he is very involved. His partner for opening this gym is bodybuilder Ryan Bentson. Wheels shows off updates from his gym in Instagram messages to fans.

Larry Wheels is definitely an interesting icon in the fitness industry. He has shown great versatility on the field by competing in powerlifting and bodybuilding. He also shows strength not only physically, but mentally. He has revealed his use of steroids and his addiction to adult sites seeking to help others overcome these problems.

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