Powerlifter turned strongman Larry “Wheels” Williams may have just found his newest calling. Wheels, who has competed as a powerlifter, bodybuilder, has expressed an interest in arm wrestling, and a new video highlights his training for that sport.
Over the weekend, Wheels shared a video of himself taking on India’s best arm wrestler, Suhail Khan, in an arm wrestling showdown. According to the Unified Ranking of Professional Arm Wrestling (URPA), Khan is classified as a superheavy weight competitor in the +231 class. He is ranked seventh overall, and first in India, respectively.
At the first official URPA meet in India this past March, Khan finished in first place with his right and left hand. Against Wheels, Khan was certainly tested, however walked Wheels through the basic movements before the two went at it.
Wheels recently suffered a torn biceps injury in July, and recently shared a no-handed pull of 937 pounds. Wheels deadlifted 937 lbs by looping straps around his traps, for a modified deadlift session that wouldn’t aggravate his biceps.
Wheels definitely used his full strength here though, so check out Wheels vs India’s best below:
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Wheels arm wrestle, however. A few months back he took on strongman Hafthor Bjornsson in an arm wrestling match. That video was particularly entertaining because Bjornsson’s dad, who is the former arm wrestling champion of Iceland made a guest appearance in the video.
In this video, Wheels actually takes off the training “wheels” at 22:00 minutes in, and even though coming out hot, Khan ends up finishing him for the win.”You’re very strong man, you don’t feel like a beginner,” Khan said following the competition. Following the match, Khan takes Wheels through a series of machine exercises and dumbbell workouts that he uses to train for arm wrestling.
Wheels closes out the video saying that he thinks the high rep low weight work that is part of the arm wrestling training regimen will only add to his repertoire for strongman.
Featured image from @suhailkhan_sv Instagram page.