Flex Wheeler Gives His Own Opinions on Modern Versus Old School Eras

Flex Wheeler weighs in on the notion of old school versus new school.

Flex Wheeler is a true legend of bodybuilding, a man who helped to put the sport on the map back in pre-modern era of the sport. Bodybuilding has come a long way since it’s inception.

From the Golden Era of the sport to the modern era there has been a major shift in how competitors approach building their physiques. Where the Golden Era emphasized having symmetrical physiques and balance, the modern day focuses on massive and monstrous size.

The old school bodybuilders often criticize the competitors of today, claiming that they couldn’t contend with those that came before them. It was a different time and a different place with different criteria, yet the differing of opinions still stand with bodybuilders like Dorian Yates and eight-time Olympia champion Ronnie Coleman.

Now, Flex Wheeler has been given the opportunity to weigh in on his opinion of old school versus new school, in this Valuetainment Interview.


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“It’s just kind of different,” Wheeler said in regards to the old school versus new school argument. “I don’t mean any disrespect to these gentlemen. I know all of them, and I consider myself to be very cordial with all of them. It’s not personal, and I can’t laugh about it, because it’s not funny because you’re talking about men who are working very hard. But no, it’s different, and I think if you were to ask any of those men they would say the same.

“These men are champions,” Wheeler said. “It’s just a different era, and it’s not fair to compare them, because we are not in that era.”

What do you think of Flex Wheeler and his opinion on this argument?

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