Flex Lewis, the 7-time 212 Olympia champion who was getting ready to make the leap to the Open division at this 12 months’s Mr. Olympia, introduced that he can be pulling out of the competition as a consequence of an undisclosed damage.
“This resolution wasn’t straightforward,” Flex advised his Instagram followers. “It was truly made simpler for me by my spouse, my coach, and my medical doctors concerned.” Flex didn’t disclose the precise nature of his damage, saying he would go into additional element in a later video.
He solely stated that if he continued coaching he would danger his long-term well being and profession. “It might have an effect on my life down the street,” he stated within the video, which you’ll watch by clicking right here.
Flex received his seventh 212 title in 2018 and introduced his retirement from the division, saying he was prepared for a brand new problem by taking up the Open class. Earlier this 12 months, he obtained a particular invitation to look on the Olympia stage in opposition to the likes of 2008 Mr. O Dexter Jackson, reigning champion Brandon Curry, and the returning Phil Heath.
“I really imagine I used to be a frontrunner moving into,” he stated.
Everybody at Muscle & Health needs Flex a speedy restoration.