Flex Lewis Wrecks the Weights Just Ahead of Mr. Olympia Header

An unstoppable back workout.

With the 2015 Olympia just weeks away, most of the attention is being placed on the open weight division. Stars like Phil Heath, Kai Greene, Mamdouh Elssbiay, Shawn Rhoden, and many others have perfected their forms for the big show and the general public are waiting in anticipation to see which man has what it takes to win the title of Mr. Olympia. All of these men deserve the kind of recognition and following they’re generating ahead of the show, but it’s easy to forget that there are many other competitors in different division ready to prove themselves in their own rights. One such talent is the reigning 212 champion James “Flex” Lewis.

The number one bodybuilder in the world in the 212 class, Lewis has been dominating the competition ever since he reached the big show at the 2009 Mr. Olympia event in the 202 challenge. He was unsuccessful in his first attempt coming in at 5th place, but the man’s talent and potential couldn’t be denied. Flex would go on to make the improvements necessary to eventually win the first ever 212 championship at the 2012 Olympia event. Since then he’s cemented his status as the king of the weight class.

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The 212 class could be considered to be even more challenging to compete in than the open weight division. Where open weight bodybuilders have no restriction on how much they can weigh during the event, the men in the 212 class must adhere to a particular weight, cutting enough water weight to be within the weight limit while maintaining tremendous conditioning as well. It’s no easy task to compete under such circumstances, but Flex has become proficient enough that he has conquered all his recent challengers with ease.

As the weeks wind down to the 2015 event, Lewis has been pushing himself hard to ensure that he walks away as the four time champion. Watch the routine that the Welshmen has been using to build the massive muscle that has made him impossible to beat in the last three years.

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