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“Saved My Life”: Bodybuilding Legend Flex Wheeler Credited a Famous Martial Arts Hero for Transforming His Life Dramatically

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Bodybuilding as a sport demands you to have a lot of endurance. A bodybuilder needs to go through intensive training and a rapidly changing diet in order to achieve their goals. They often start young, while training and testing their endurance levels. However, a legend like Flex Wheeler started off with an entirely different sport as a mode of training.

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Flex Wheeler’s tryst with martial arts began at a young age. However, it was a famous martial arts figure who introduced him to the sport.

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Four-Time Arnold Classic Champion Flex Wheeler Once Struck an Iconic
Bodybuilder’s Signature Pose to the Amazement of Fans – ‘Thought I Could Do It
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Enter the Dragon: Flex Wheeler learned to fight!ADVERTISEMENT

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The bodybuilding legend once recalled how he got into martial arts after watching the movie, ‘Enter the Dragon’ – starring Bruce Lee. He explained that he was offered free karate lessons after the movie screening, and he took up the opportunity. Soon after, the legend began training under the mentorship of the martial arts champion. The 4x Arnold Classic champion was grateful to Bruce Lee for taking him under his wing.

COLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 07: Harold Kelley (4) is interviewed by IFBB Pro Legend Flex Wheeler after winning Pro Wheelchair as part of the Arnold Sports Festival on March 7, 2020, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)Flex went on to credit Bruce Lee for introducing him to the art and encouraging him to begin bodybuilding. While the kung-fu hero strongly believed that he was a better martial artist, he still felt that bodybuilding chose Flex. In an interview once, Flex stressed how his introduction to Bruce Lee changed his life. He gratefully exclaimed, “yeah he he pretty much saved my life you know”. The champion fell in love with the art, the artist, and bodybuilding as well.

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Flex Wheeler has since made his name in the field of bodybuilding. The legend went on to reign over the Arnold Classic Championship four times. His physique comes close to champions like Ronnie Coleman and Arnold Schwarzenegger. While the legend went through countless medical issues that ended up resulting in an amputated leg, he still perseveres. Flex now makes content about his bodybuilding journey, so viewers get some inspiration.

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