Powerlifter Larry “Wheels” Williams Benches 183kg (405 lbs) For 20 Reps

We’re about halfway through 2018 and Larry Williams (Wheels) continues to impress on social media.

It feels like almost every day we sign on to Instagram we’re witnessing Wheels hit a new high-volume strength feat, and mind you, these strength feats are done with what’s normally a big weight (well, for most of us mortals). Whether it’s on the squat, deadlift, and most recently the bench, Wheels continues to shock and awe us with his capacity to move weight.

Earlier today, Wheels shared his biggest high-rep set on the bench yet. Yes, he’s done 140kg (315 lbs) for 40-reps before, but this time he’s stacked another plate on the bar. In the video below, Wheels smokes a 183kg (405 lb) bench for 20-reps. Check it out.

Before moving forward, we know we’re going to get comments about the form of his reps. Regardless how you feel about the reps, the lift is still crazy impressive.

So far, 2018 has been more than a stellar year for Williams. Back in February, he won his first ever bodybuilding show at the NPC Gold Coast Muscle Classic in California. Then in mid-May, Wheels broke new ground and took first in his weight class at the Kern US Open, where he competed in the 140kg (308 lb) weight class for the first time in his career.

This past weekend, Wheels made an appearance at the American Fitness Expo in Houston, Texas. At the Expo, Wheels and Jon Call (Jujimufu) teamed up to put on quite a benching show, and this isn’t the first time these two athletes have gotten together. Throwback to their deadlift party with Cailer Woolam in early April.

In Wheels’ bench press expo video, he AMRAPS 143kg (315 lbs) for a minute. How many did he get? We’ll let you watch the video and decide.

Regardless you count the bench press reps as half or full, moving that amount of weight for that many reps is still dang impressive.

Feature image from @larrywheels Instagram page. 


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Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as one of the full time writers and editors at BarBend. He's a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand. As of right now, Jake has published over 1,100 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake's bread-and-butter. On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength sport.Prior to BarBend, Jake worked for two years as a strength and conditioning coach for hockey and lacrosse players, and was a writer at the Vitamin Shoppe's corporate office. Jake regularly competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a weightlifting shoe sneaker head. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in Hoboken and New York City.