Larry Wheels Wants To Become “Lightest Man” To Deadlift 1,000 Pounds Using Conventional Stance

Larry Wheels

Larry Wheels will take on the challenge during the 2022 Middle East’s Strongest Man competition.

Larry Wheels has been taking his deadlifts to the next level during recent training sessions. It is clear that he is eyeing a huge number when he takes the stage during the Middle East’s Strongest Man competition in August. Recently, Wheels took on a 72-rep deadlift workout in hopes of becoming the lightest competitor to lift 1,000 pounds.

Wheels was wearing a suit in order to help aid the lifts. He broke it down into nine reps of eight during this particular session. In a YouTube video, Wheels showed off the workout and explained his goals moving forward.

“We are on track for pulling a 1000 pounds at 2022 Middle East’s Strongest Man. On top of that, I am looking to become the lightest man to ever do it with a conventional stance.”

Larry Wheels’ Back Progression

Larry Wheels is a multi-talented athlete having taken part in powerlifting, bodybuilding, and arm wrestling. He was part of the 2019 Odd Haugen Strength Classic and is looking to compete in another strongman event. This is why he has focused on improving all lifts and it is led by deadlifts.

“If you haven’t noticed, my back is thick as f**k right now. My t-spine area, rhomboids, traps, obliques, everything has gotten substantially thicker.”

It is natural that Wheels has been able to build his back up during these workouts. That will also assist in other lifts during the competition. During this process, Wheels has lost weight and currently weighs 122kg (269lb). This makes his feats of strength even more impressive.

Larry Wheels has been taking his health seriously after a recent string of deaths in strength sports and bodybuilding. He has been getting checked out by doctors to make sure that his heart is healthy. While preparing for this show, Wheels has stopped taking growth hormones and is focused on his meals.

“I’m on just three meals a day. Normal portions, like 800 calories per meal, not force-feeding, and I feel great.”

Larry Wheels crushed a back workout after finishing all 72 reps of deadlifts. He has announced that 1,000 pounds is his goal for the upcoming show in August and he seems on track to getting there at this rate.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.