November 15, 1983
Llanelli, Wales, UK
With a nickname that couldn’t be more fitting for a bodybuilder, it surprises fans to learn that ‘Flex’ originated on the rugby pitch instead of the weight room. Flex Lewis was noted for flexibility during his years playing elite level rugby in his native Wales. Rugby also introduced Flex to weight training for increasing power movements. One day in the gym, a local bodybuilder named Steve Naylor suggested that his physique had pro bodybuilder potential. After a year of training with him, Flex won the Junior Mr. Wales title at his first competition.
At that event, Flex met IFBB Pro Neil Hill who convinced him to adopt his diet and training program. Flex won the Junior Mr. Britain title four weeks later.
After establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with on stage in UK events, Flex headed to the U.S. where he trained at Gold’s Venice and Milos Sarcev’s Kolosseum Gym.
Flex went onto become a two-time winner of Mr. Olympia 212 and 1st champion of the 2014 Arnold Classic 212 as a BSN athlete.
Flex personifies BSN’s FINISH FIRST™ commitment and is recognized as possessing the world’s greatest 212 physique.
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