The seven-time Olympia 212 champ continues to be coaching.
Seven-time 212 Olympia champion James “Flex” Lewis hasn’t competed onstage since his last 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 appears 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’ll be able to see how he appears within the publish beneath, the place he’s performing a set of cable curls.
Lewis additionally revealed that he has misplaced over 60 kilos on the size “naturally” since he known as it a profession, indicating he didn’t use efficiency enhancement medication to realize his current outcomes. He additionally clarified that he’s now within the technique of going via a private transformation problem. His said purpose 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 selected date or deadline for this new purpose.
“I’m about two weeks in, and issues are beginning to click on,” mentioned Lewis.
Lewis disclosed that he’s doing cardio workouts seven days per week and training with weights two or thrice weekly. He additionally revealed that he’ll doc his progress and share updates alongside the best way, asking his 2.2 million followers for enter on what he ought to share in the course of the course of. Different particulars he shared within the publish embrace 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 lively competitor, Lewis was probably the most dominant non-heavyweight bodybuilder on the planet in the course of the 2010’s, remaining undefeated in competitors for almost his total 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 Classic 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 targeted on enterprise ventures and household life. He at present resides in Las Vegas, NV and owns Dragon’s Lair Fitness center. He has additionally been lively on each YouTube and along with his podcast.
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