A true show of impressive strength in battling addiction.
Larry Wheels is a powerlifter who has smashed records and looked invincible doing it. He’s pushed past his limits time and again to lift staggering numbers. Larry Wheels has proven that he can lift anything if he puts his mind to it.
But like everyone else, the powerlifter has personal battles he faces in his personal life.
When we talk about those suffering from addiction we usually categorize them as the other. Many hold the stance that those battling addiction simply have a problem they must overcome. That may be true, but it’s still more complicated than that.
It’s not so simple to get over the demons that ail you. Most everyone have personal issues that they never address, instead stubbornly declaring “I don’t have a problem”. The reality however is that we all have problems we deal with. To deny that is deny your true self.
In keeping with battling addiction, Larry Wheels has proven that he is willing to accept himself and his flaws.
In a candid video, Larry Wheels explains that he has been addicted to using cam websites. These sites are pornographic in nature and have seen the powerlifter a great deal of money to the point of compromising his savings.
That may come as a shock to many of his followers. But despite that, Larry Wheels made the bold move to address the issue with his girlfriend as well as the online community. This move has perhaps given the powerlifter a great catharsis and helped him to work through his issues.
To have the strength to share such a personal battle to the world truly takes a lot of guts. Larry Wheels should be commended for touching on the subject and having the courage to face his demons head on.
According to the video released on YouTube, Larry Wheels appears to have things under control. In battling his addiction he had to admit he had an issue. In admitting this he’s also freed himself from the shame that he was likely racked with. This demonstrates a level of strength that Larry Wheels has never shown in breaking all his highly touted records.
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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.