Born on 3 December, 1994, in The Bronx, New York City, under the fire sign of Sagittarius, Larry “Wheels” Williams is an American powerlifter, bodybuilder, social media personality and personal trainer. After growing up on the tough streets of The Bronx, he was determined to become bigger and stronger so that nobody would dare mess with him. As he was poor, Larry had no other option but to perform simple exercises in his room, on a daily basis. Upon getting a job, he finally joined a gym and almost realized his full potential, but realized that he didn’t want to focus on being bigger, but rather challenge himself and break his own lifting records, and thus became a professional powerlifter.
By 2017, he was already the world record holder in the 242-pound division, taking part in competitions organized by the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF). Although already famous, he gained new fans in 2018, when he admitted to using steroids in the past – instead of judging him, people respected his honesty and candid approach.
Early Life: A Tragic Childhood
Larry was born into an American family in one of the poorer neighborhoods in The Bronx. From the get go, his life was as difficult as possible – his father left the family shortly after young Larry celebrated his first birthday, so Mrs. Williams had to work several jobs to support her young son. This lifestyle was hard on her as well, but she didn’t make it easier with bad choices concerning her love life. ‘She has always loved to be a mother, not only to me, but to her boyfriends as well.’, said Larry.
Forced to live alongside an unstable woman and her various boyfriends, he didn’t really have a positive influence in life. At the age of six, he was forced to move in with his grandmother, after his mother became the victim of physical abuse. A strict woman, she eventually grew tired of his shenanigans and threw him out, so from the age of 11 he was already bouncing from one foster home to another. He had already given up on the thought of things possibly improving, but his mother returned and invited him to relocate to Saint Martin, an island in the Caribbean.
Transitional Phase: Moving Again, Discovering Weights and Steroids
St. Martin suited both Larry and his mother, as they were far from the perils of The Bronx, and didn’t have to deal with many of the problems they faced there. This time was essential for Williams, as he grew closer to his mother, and around the same time found solace in physical exercise. However, the family was almost completely out of money, so Larry had to find alternatives, so instead of lifting weights he did calisthenics, mainly push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups.
When he realized he had already advanced, he built a makeshift barbell out of a broomstick and two 40lb cinder blocks. After some time, they relocated back to New York, but now Larry was determined to make something out of himself. He got a job and joined a gym, but danger was still around the corner. One of his friends,who was older than him, convinced him to start using steroids and drugs. ‘At that moment, I knew the risk. I was ready to die for it. I just wanted to be good at something so bad’, he recalls. Larry barely got out alive from that situation.
Becoming a Powerlifter
Larry wasn’t so enamored with bodybuilding as he initially thought, and instead found working on his strength to be far more rewarding. Thus, powerlifting became the obvious choice. This sport involves athletes competing in three exercises – bench press, deadlift and squat. Each contestant has three attempts to lift a certain weight – who lifts the most, wins. With no friends, no father and no personal trainer, Larry learned everything on his own, and began crafting a custom training program, which he later coined “The Training Wheels Program”.
His good genetics allowed him to improve fast, as he was stronger with every passing day. He noticed there was a powerlifting competition in New York, so he gave it a try, and without any experience of professional contents, he excelled and never looked back. One show followed another, and soon Larry became one of the brightest young stars in the entire sport. By 2017, he already held two world records, with the most important being the 2,275lb (1031kg) total in all three exercises, since when nobody has come even close to reaching this number. Larry was a star, and he knew it.
An Aspiring Entrepreneur
After becoming a famous athlete, Larry didn’t want to spend all his money on expensive cars and clothes. Instead, he thought of several ways to invest his money, and get a hefty return. His first venture was launching the Training Wheels Program, a beginner’s guide on how to build muscle mass and gain significant strength. It is based entirely on Larry’s own experiences with powerlifting, as he had to tweak the program many times before it yielded significant results.
In addition to online training, Williams is also the owner of Personal Record Lifestyle, a fitness apparel brand. With aggressive marketing and a will to succeed, he turned PR Lifestyle from a startup with potential to one of the most renowned fitwear brands in the world. Who would have thought a man with a past like his would end up being a star athlete and a businessman?
Personal Life: Does Larry Wheels Have a Girlfriend?
As for his romantic involvements, there is almost no information across all of the credible sources that could accurately describe this part of his life. Larry himself tends to keep news about his partners completely private, and has not yet come forward to address these fan inquiries. Nothing is known about his early relationships, nor his current status.
He has never been seen attending any public events in particular female company, and there’s no one that the fans currently suspect across his social media profiles. Some rumors did arise in 2018 when Larry featured a girl in his Instagram stories, but he never commented on this.
There has also been no controversy regarding this matter. According to available information, or the lack thereof, Larry is heterosexual and currently single. His idol is Arnold Schwartzenegger, whom he met in 2018. His favorite actor is Vin Diesel. An adept cook, Williams adores Italian cuisine, but he also wants to travel to Iceland and try out some of their dishes. He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. While his real surname is Williams, everyone calls him Larry Wheels because of his Training Wheels workout program.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Larry Wheels?
Larry Wheels is 6ft 1in (186cm) tall, weighs approximately 255lbs (115kgs), his biceps size is 18in (in diameter), while his vital statistics are 44-34-38. He wears size 12 shoes.
The subject of anabolic steroids in powerlifting and bodybuilding has always been a hot topic. Larry is one of the only athletes to come clean and confess about his steroid use. Allegedly, he stopped using these substances when he started competing professionally, but a majority of people doubt this claim. He admitted that he felt insecure about his looks and size, so he thought getting big was the only thing he could be good at.
As for his cycle, he stated that he used Trenbolone, Dianabol and Superdrol within one cycle. However, he said the experience was unpleasant: ‘I felt miserable; my stomach felt like there was a living rat eating away at my intestines.’, he recalls. His favorite cycle was a mix of Testosterone and Anadrol, from which he had no negative side-effects whatsoever. With this confession, Larry set a precedent for other athletes, in terms of being open about their steroid use.
Net Worth: How Rich is Larry Wheels?
Have you ever wondered how affluent Larry Wheels really is? According to several credible sources, he has a net worth of over $750,000, as of mid-2019, accumulate through successful business ventures, mainly PR Lifestyle and the Training Wheels Program. In addition, he is one of the most famous fitness YouTubers, which means he earns quite a lot by placing ads on his videos. If he continues to take part in powerlifting competitions and build his brand, we will definitely see his net worth increase in the near future.
Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media and content sharing platforms have on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus maintain and potentially increase their ratings and profit.
Larry himself is no stranger to this popular trend, as his dedication to posting updates on his public profiles and engaging with his fans is at an all-time high. He is very popular on Instagram, with 1.4 million followers, on Facebook he has 40,000 ‘likes’, however, his bread and butter is YouTube, on which he has 750,000 subscribers and 120 million views.