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The Powerlifter and bodybuilder Larry Wheels, recently announced his retirement from competitive bodybuilding but will continue his training regimen. That being said, Wheels recently teamed up for a training session with Shane Stoffer, who has previously admitted to using ste**ds at a young age to develop his muscles like professionals.

In a video posted on Larry Wheels’ YouTube channel titled “Larry Wheels Trains Chest with Togi! 400lb Dumbbell Press off of NEW Dumbbell Pivot Rack!”, the duo showcased their rigorous training regimen at the One Gen Gym in Claremont, California. The session kicked off with a lighthearted exchange where Stoffer, acknowledging Wheels’ reputation, humorously expressed his nerves about keeping up with the workout intensity.

“We’ll see if I survive the Larry Wheels workout,” Stoffer quipped, adding, “I’m a little nervous about the injury curse!” They began with a dumbbell press using a new pivot rack, moved to barbell presses, and finished with machine flies. This exercise really tested their strength and stamina as they showcased the pumped chest muscles after their routine.

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During the workout, Wheels cheered Stoffer on, focusing on the right techniques to engage muscles well and avoid injuries. Stoffer, visibly challenged but determined, completed many sets and reps with Wheels guiding him expertly. Although the audio during the video was unavailable.

The collaboration between Larry Wheels and Shane Stoffer not only showcased their dedication to fitness but also highlighted the camaraderie and mentorship within the fitness community. However, earlier this year, Stoffer’s openness about his PED use was used as an example by the IFBB Pro coach Greg Doucette to make an important point.

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Greg Doucette discusses social media’s bad influence on kids

In February, Greg Doucette addressed a crucial topic in a YouTube video. He discussed the exposure of various content to children on the internet. Doucette questioned the appropriateness of promoting performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) on social media platforms.

He specifically mentioned Shane Stoffer, known as Mr. TOGI, a fitness model who has openly shared his use of anabolic ste**ds. Stoffer, who initially began as a natural bodybuilder, gained 50 pounds of muscle within a year after switching to PEDs. Doucette acknowledged Stoffer’s honesty about his choices, emphasizing that Stoffer does not consider himself a role model and does not take responsibility for influencing young viewers.

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Doucette defended Stoffer, stating, “This kid is talking about what he’s doing. And you are going to shit on him because he’s just not a positive role model?” Doucette argued that while some influencers may not set good examples, parents should monitor their children’s online activities rather than blame those who share their lives on social media.

Larry Wheels and Shane Stoffer’s collaboration exemplifies dedication to fitness and fosters community in the industry. Meanwhile, Greg Doucette’s perspective on social media influence urges parental responsibility in monitoring online content to avoid bad influence on the young generation.