Larry Wheels, a strongman, continues to fight through his ailments in order to achieve career and personal goals.
The remarkable accomplishments of professional powerlifter Larry “Wheels” Williams have drawn millions of viewers to his YouTube channel. While his YouTube account is full of videos of him working out and setting personal records, there are also plenty of videos of him getting hurt.
Wheels continue to push the boundaries of his physical endeavors to bring out his best self, despite the possibility of a career-ending injury.
In 2019, I suffered a major bicep injury.
Wheels began his professional career as a powerlifter before moving on to bodybuilding, arm wrestling, and strongman.
On his YouTube channel, he chronicles his journey through these experiences.
His injuries are also documented in the films, which have garnered him over 1.4 million viewers.
In a 2019 interview with Generation Iron Fitness & Bodybuilding Network, the strongman stated that he was not afraid of getting hurt in the gym. He reasoned that with therapy and surgery, he could recover from such injuries.
The worst injury was when Wheels tore his bicep in a tournament called “The World’s Strongest Man” in 2019. He had tried to raise one of the Atlas stones, which range in weight from 100 to 160 kg.
The injury may have ended his career because his entire career hinges around his body and strength. After adequate therapy and three months of rest, he was able to recover.
He then posted a deadlift video on Instagram to commemorate his recuperation.
Wheels have had a slew of additional training-related injuries. He’s had a bruised hand from a back bar that ricocheted off the ground and struck him, a torn hamstring from upright rows, a loose body (separated bone or cartilage) on his elbow, and an ankle injury while attempting a 920-pound squat.
Wheels have broken a number of world records.
Wheels continue to strive for a higher personal record despite the obvious dangers and injuries. He’s even managed to set new world records in some instances.
For example, during the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival, he made history by breaking the world record for powerlifting.
The Powerman squatted 870 pounds, benched 635 pounds, and deadlifted 855 pounds to shatter Eric Lilliebridge’s previous record of 2369.9 pounds.
He triumphed and achieved a new world record of 2370 pounds.
The weightlifter also smashed Eddie Hall’s (2017 World’s Strongest Man) world record in the dumbbell press. He did three reps with 242-pound dumbbells, while Eddie had only done one with the same weight.
In September 2021, he will return.
Wheels announced on Instagram on June 25th that he had relocated to New York to train and that he planned to compete in the powerlifting contest 12 weeks later.
The Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate’s (RPS) ‘Long Island Insurrextion’ competition will feature Wheels.
The competition is set to take place on September 11th, 2021, in Farmingdale, New York.
The Arnold Sports Festival in 2020 was his most recent competition.