Flex Lewis Shares Physique Replace, Needs To Get “Wholesome, Athletic And Jacked.”

The seven-time Olympia 212 champion is still training.

Seven-time 212 Olympic gold medalist James “Flex” Lewis has not taken to the stage since his last win in 2018, but he waited until 2022 to announce his official retirement from the sport. While the Welsh bodybuilder has no ambitions to compete again, he is still handsome, as documented on social media.

On March 30, 2023, the 39-year-old father of two shared a physique update on Instagram, reporting that he weighs around 200 pounds. You can see what he looks like in the post below, where he performs a series of cable-pulled curls.

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Lewis also revealed he’s “naturally” lost over 60 pounds on the scales since calling it a career, suggesting he hasn’t used performance-enhancing drugs to achieve his recent results. He also clarified that he is in the process of going through a personal transformational challenge. His stated goal is to add 10 to 15 pounds to his physique, and he wants to be “healthy, athletic and jacked.” He did not share a specific date or deadline for this new goal.

“I’m about two weeks old and it’s starting to click,” Lewis said.

Lewis revealed that he does cardio seven days a week and weights two or three times a week. He also announced that he will be documenting his progress and sharing updates along the way, asking his 2.2 million followers for input on what to share during the process. Other details he shared in the post include a strict 4am wake-up and four or five daily meals, with two of those meals consisting of only protein and fats, with no carbs.

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While an active competitor, Lewis was the most dominant non-heavyweight bodybuilder in the world in the 2010s and went unbeaten in competition for most of his pro career. Along with his longtime trainer Neil Hill, he won the Olympia 212 title every year from 2012 to 2018 when he left the stage for the last time. Lewis also won the inaugural Arnold Classic 212 title in 2014. He had announced his intention to compete in the Men’s Open Mr. Olympia competition in 2020 and 2021, but he never competed again.

Since retiring, Lewis has focused on business ventures and family life. He currently resides in Las Vegas, NV and owns Dragon’s Lair Gym. He was also active on both YouTube and his podcast.

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