When it comes to bodybuilding, Flex Wheeler is truly a “Living Legend”. He is a former IFBB Professional and is known and respected worldwide as one the most accomplished athletes to ever to walk across the competitive stage. He is also one of the first inductees into Joe Weider’s IFBB Bodybuilding Hall of Fame.
Flex has the best IFBB pro debut in the history of the sport of body building in 1993 with 4 wins Pro IronMan, Arnold Classic, German Grand Prix, French Grand Prix and 2nd in his first Mr. Olympia.
In 1994 he was involved in a near-fatal car accident that could have left him with lifelong paralysis. He started from scratch again, returning with remarkable speed to the top ranks of the sport.
In 1999 Wheeler discovered that he had Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, a form of kidney disease. Despite press speculation as to the cause of the failure, Wheeler pointed out that the condition is hereditary, not self-inflicted. Wheeler announced his retirement from competitive bodybuilding in 2000, but continued to compete until 2002. He received a kidney transplant in 2003.
Flex Wheeler is also listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for his still unmatched victories in the Arnold Classic competition – 4 of them. In fact, the great Arnold Schwarzenegger had this to say about him, “Flex is one of the best bodybuilders of all time…I’ve found him to be an extraordinary athlete. He is a winner.”
Although he is retired from competition, Flex Wheeler still remains highly active in the industry as a managing partner in the sports nutrition company All American EFX. The company is recognized and respected as one of the fastest growing sports nutrition brands in both the U.S. and internationally.
Flex has his own product line with All American EFX called "Flex Wheeler Signature Series". Additionally, he manages their sponsored athletes and can be seen in numerous advertisements for the company.