Flex Lewis has had a rough go of it.
After looking sharp in his lead up to the 2020 Olympia, James “Flex” Lewis gave the unfortunate news that he would be unable to compete at the show. After winning the 212 Mr. Olympia Competition seven times, Flex Lewis was expected to make his Men’s Open Bodybuilding debut at the show. Instead he will be sitting out the show and on the sidelines. His reasons for not competing: some serious injuries.
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Before it was unsure exactly what was the injury plaguing Flex Lewis keeping him from competing. In a new YouTube video, the former 212 division king touched on the subject and revealed some further information.
“In the last six months, I’ve had tremendous pain in my shoulders and we found out we’ve had some tears there.
“During this downtime, I’m going to be targeting my elbows, my knees, my shoulders, and really giving my gut health a overhaul. I really want to leave no stone unturned in the next couple of months and really bring back again a version that I’ve not even seen myself… feeling, looking, going into next year’s shows.”
As previously confirmed, the Mr. Olympia Competition is set to take place on December 18-19th, 2020, in Las Vegas. Lewis is highly regarded as the greatest 212 Bodybuilder of all time. Like many previous bodybuilders, Lewis was inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger to start bodybuilding at an early age. As a former rugby player in Wales, Flex Lewis joined forces with IFBB Pro Neil Hill and quickly became a phenom in the UK bodybuilding circuit. Later in February 2020, he confirmed he would move up to Men’s Open.
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Hopefully Flex Lewis can make a full recovery and get back in action in 2021.
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