Have you ever had one of those days when everything you do at the gym seems just that little bit insignificant compared to everyone else?
You know the ones: you’re getting out of breath while doing an overhead press of about 10kg when you look around and see the guy next to you lifting like 100kg. It’s just not good.
All I can say is I’m glad I’ve never been in the same vicinity as this guy though, who has somehow managed to bench press a massive 110kg – in each hand.
Larry Wheels, a powerlifter who has also competed in bodybuilding, carried out the impressive feat only recently, bench pressing a total of 220kg and making it look completely effortless.
The powerlifter posted a video of the exercise to Instagram, in which he can be seen lying flat on his back while two people spot him on either side.
Carrying out a few reps, Wheels then passes the barbells to his two fellow gym-goers, before standing up and celebrating in front of the camera.
You can check out the incredible (and quite frankly unbelievable) bench press below:
I mean, I’m in awe. How does someone even do that without breaking their arms?! I can’t even do 10kg without my arms turning into a quivering mess and giving up halfway through.
I will cut myself some slack though, because Wheels does do this for a living whereas I just sit at a desk all day. I’m sure if I went to the gym seven days a week I’d be bench pressing 220kg in no time…
Wheels, who describes himself as one of the strongest powerlifters in the world, initially wanted to become stronger so that no-one would bully him.
He began doing push-ups, pull-ups, and sit-ups every day and later built himself a basic weight set consisting of two 40lb (approximately 18kg) concrete blocks and a broomstick.
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In case you needed any more convincing the powerlifter is strong AF, he’s recently been training with Hafthor Bjornsson – i.e. The Mountain from Game of Thrones and the World’s Strongest Man.
As per Powerlifting Motivation, Wheels went to Iceland for eight weeks to train with Bjornsson, which made for a pretty impressive coupling.
There’s no doubt the powerlifter learned a few tips and tricks from the World’s Strongest man, made clear from his recent video.
Well, that’s me upping my weights at the gym later. Pray for me…
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).