Larry Wheels Suffers Quad Injury During Training Session

Larry Wheels appeared to tear his quad during a heavy squat session.

Larry Wheels has been putting up eye-popping numbers in the gym since returning to powerlifting. This has come in the form of overhead press, squats, and much more. On Thursday, Wheels shared a video where he appeared to suffer a quad injury during an extremely heavy squat.

At a bodyweight of 285 pounds, Wheels was attempting a squat that seemed to be in the ballpark of 900 pounds. After going down in a controlled manner, Wheels ran into a problem on the way up and dropped the weight off his back.

“Everything was going great until I ripped my quad in half 😅
Another day in the office!


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Larry Wheels had to dump the weight off his back after bucking on the way up. The barbell was caught by the suspension straps. The injury came nine days after Wheels posted a video of his heaviest squat ever at 950 pounds.

Wheels came into the training session with an injury to his quad but it was unknown at the time. It is also unclear when the injury actually occurred. Wheels was scheduled to compete at the Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate (RPS) Long Island Insurextion in Farmingdale, NY on Sept. 11, 2021, but he does not appear on the results’ page for the event.

Larry Wheels currently holds two world records in the 140-kg division. These are a 292.5 kilograms (644.9lb) bench press and a total of 1,075 kilograms (2,370lb).



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Wheels spent some time testing the waters of arm wrestling and took on some of the best competitors in the world. He has since returned to the powerlifting game and is back to moving incredible amounts of weight. After this injury, Wheels believed it will take 10 to 14 days to heal before he can begin training.

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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.