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**Flex Wheeler**

07.12.2012 20:50 EST

Vital Stats

Full name: Ken "Flex" Wheeler
Born: August 23, 1965
Hometown: Fresno, California, USA
Pro debut: 1993


Height 5'9" (173 cm) Contest Weight: 210-225 lbs (109 Kg) Off-season Weight: 265 lbs - 275 lbs (122 Kg) Flex Wheeler began training as a teenager, and his natural development persuaded him to pursue bodybuilding. Despite this he is on record as regarding himself asa "martial artist first, a bodybuilder second". It also accounts for his remarkable flexibility in a physique so large. Even so, he has been described by Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of the greatest bodybuilders he ever saw. After a short career as a police officer, Wheeler focused full time on becoming a professional bodybuilder, taking the nickname'Flex'. He competed for the first time in 1983 but it was not until 1989 that he secured a first-place trophy at the NPC Mr. California Championships. Since then, he has placed second at the 1993 Mr. Olympia, narrowly missing a win (something he wasto repeat in 1998 and 1999). Heis a 5-time Ironman Pro winner, 4-time Arnold Classic winner, and has enjoyed victories in the France Grand Prix, South Beach Pro Invitational, Night of Champions and Hungarian Grand Prix. He retired from competitionin 2002.

Interesting Facts

*. 5 times winner of the Ironman Pro Invitational (Contest photos above courtesy Ironman Magazine)

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