“Don’t Think I Have Seen in History of Bodybuilding”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Fell Head Over Heels With 57-Year-Old Bodybuilder’s Flexibility

Published 09/26/2022, 12:30 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the “Terminator: Dark Fate” photocall on October 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Flex Wheeler, the “Sultan of Symmetry,” was born in California in 1965. After a brief stint in the police force, Flex changed his career path to focus solely on bodybuilding. And, he became so graceful at this sport that even Arnold Schwarzenegger had complimented him on his greek-god physique.

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Fans of Flex have always been in awe of his diamond physique and nail-gritting dedication. Although this IFBB pro legend never won any Mr. Olympia titles, he had absolutely won hearts. And this is much more understandable following his Lifetime Achievement Award from Arnold sports.

Arnold Schwarzenegger could not keep calm seeing Wheeler’s flexibility

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It was on September 26, when Wheeler got felicitated with the award from Arnold sports. A video accompanying the post on Instagram, illustrated Kenneth’s extraordinary career. It was more like a collage of his many stages over the years. In the video, Wheeler could be seen flexing, posing, and doing splits as the audience and commentators gushed about him. His poses even got Arnold Schwarzenegger’s attention!

The montage accompanying the post featured various commentators praising Wheeler’s musculature. And, even Schwarzenegger’s voice was also there praising Wheeler for having precision and flexibility. “I don’t think I have seen in the history of bodybuilding anyone be so flexible that he does this particular pose,” Arnie said about Wheeler. It is undoubtedly a magical feat to woo this legend with your stage presence.

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Wheeler was truly an uncrowned king

It is widely accepted among the fans of Bodybuilding that Wheeler was an uncrowned Mr. Olympia. He did get quite close to winning it once against Ronnie Coleman, but the latter bagged it.  Wheeler has finished on the 2nd spot in Mr. Olympia quite a few times (1993, 1998, and 1999).

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But, while he had no luck there, Wheeler did win many other competitions. He holds the record number of wins at the Arnold games, a whopping 4 times. He also won the Ironman Pro championships, for an impressive 5 times. In totality, he is one of the icons of bodybuilding, a perfect successor to Arnold himself.

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Shreyosi Banerjee

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Shreyosi Banerjee is a US Sports author working with EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English honors. Shreyosi holds prior work experience in content creation, having worked as a content writer, freelancing for companies like Webgross.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar

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