“He’s Like a Real-Life Wolverine”: Super Shredded 48-YO Arm Wrestling Legend Leaves Bodybuilding Community Spellbound

Published 03/14/2024, 7:30 AM EDT

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At 48, Devon Larratt is no ordinary arm wrestler. With a physique that could bring any bodybuilder to shame, Larratt has his fans in the fitness community as well. Standing tall at 6 feet 5 inches and weighing in at 225 pounds, he’s earned the nickname “No Limits” for good reason.

Hailing from the serene landscapes of Big Island, Ontario, Larratt’s fascination with arm wrestling began early. Amidst the farms and forests, he discovered the thrill of channeling raw power and intensity into the sport. But it wasn’t just brute strength that propelled him to success; it was a mastery of technique honed through years of hard labor and competition.

Even as he embarked on a career in the Canadian Armed Forces, Larratt continued to dominate the arm wrestling circuit. With a record of 34 wins and just 4 losses, his favorite technique, the “Bleed and Adapt” Toproll, became legendary.


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But Larratt isn’t content with past victories. Taking to Instagram, he declared, “I can still get stronger,” showing his relentless pursuit of excellence. His prowess hasn’t gone unnoticed, by the likes of bodybuilding icon Mike O’Hearn, who reveres Larratt as more than just a champion. To O’Hearn, Larratt is a modern-day gladiator, his 16 years of military service and seven tours in Afghanistan earning him the highest respect.

In an old video, O’Hearn shed light on Larratt not just for his arm wrestling accolades but also for his dedication to serving his country. Such commitment, O’Hearn believes, sets Larratt apart and elevates him to the status of a true hero. Similarly, fans also believed that he was an exceptional athlete and now is the source of motivation to many.

Fans were baffled by Devon Larratt’s insane physique

Fans acknowledged Devon Larratt’s immense impact that intimidates his opponents but also encourages and motivates others to strive for greatness. One such comment read, “You a force of nature. You scare them, motivate them, inspire them.”Others expressed their admiration for his muscular physique, “Lookin‘ strong Bro.” “He’s like a real-life wolverine,” wrote another fitness enthusiast, in a comparison that emphasized his fierce and tenacious nature.


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“Of course, you can get more stronger,” one user wrote in a bid to encourage him to continue pushing himself to become even stronger in the future. “Dude you look fantastic Devon hell ya keep it up my brother,” encouraged another.

As Devon Larratt stands as a symbol of perseverance, skill, and unyielding determination, with each match, he continues to inspire awe and admiration, proving that true greatness knows no limits. What do you think of his dedication to fitness? Let us know in the comments below.


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Arpita Shrivastava


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Arpita Shrivastava is a bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports who specializes in tracking the lifestyles of bodybuilders. A master’s degree holder in Mass Communication, Arpita is a frequent contributor to coverage about her idols Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler. She likes going behind the scenes to understand the nitty-gritty of building a shredded physique.
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Abhishek Manikandan