The seven-time Olympia 212 champ remains to be coaching.
Seven-time 212 Olympia champion James “Flex” Lewis hasn’t competed onstage since his remaining victory in 2018, however he waited till 2022 to announce his official retirement from the game. Whereas has no aspirations of competing once more, the Welsh bodybuilder nonetheless seems to be the half, as he has documented on social media.
On Mar. 30, 2023, the 39-year-old father of two shared a physique replace on Instagram and reported that he’s weighing round 200 kilos. You possibly can see how he seems to be within the put up beneath, the place he’s performing a set of cable curls.
Lewis additionally revealed that he has misplaced over 60 kilos on the dimensions “naturally” since he referred to as it a profession, indicating he didn’t use efficiency enhancement medicine to attain his latest outcomes. He additionally clarified that he’s now within the strategy of going by a private transformation problem. His said objective is so as to add 10 to fifteen kilos onto his body, and he needs to be “wholesome, athletic, and jacked.” He didn’t share a particular date or deadline for this new objective.
“I’m about two weeks in, and issues are beginning to click on,” mentioned Lewis.
Lewis disclosed that he’s doing cardio exercises seven days per week and coaching with weights two or 3 times weekly. He additionally revealed that he’ll doc his progress and share updates alongside the way in which, asking his 2.2 million followers for enter on what he ought to share through the course of. Different particulars he shared within the put up embody a strict 4 a.m. wake-up, and 4 or 5 every day meals, with two of these meals composed of solely protein and fat, no carbohydrates.
Whereas he was an energetic competitor, Lewis was probably the most dominant non-heavyweight bodybuilder on this planet through the 2010’s, remaining undefeated in competitors for almost his complete skilled profession. Alongside his longtime coach Neil Hill, he gained the Olympia 212 title yearly from 2012 to 2018 when he walked off the stage for the ultimate time. Lewis additionally additionally gained the inaugural Arnold Traditional 212 title in 2014. He had introduced intentions to compete within the Males’s Open Mr. Olympia contest in 2020 and 2021, however he by no means competed once more.
Since his retirement, Lewis has centered on enterprise ventures and household life. He at the moment resides in Las Vegas, NV and owns Dragon’s Lair Gymnasium. He has additionally been energetic on each YouTube and together with his podcast.
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