Kenneth Flex Wheeler was born on 23 August 1965 in Fresno, California. Flex Wheeler, began his career training when he was a teenager initially with martial arts in mind. However, his natural development persuaded him to pursue bodybuilding. Despite this, he is on record as regarding himself as a “martial artist first, a bodybuilder second.”
It also accounts for his remarkable flexibility in a physique so large. Even so he has been described by Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of the greatest bodybuilder he ever saw. After a short career as a police officer, Wheeler focused full time on becoming a professional bodybuilder, taking the nickname ‘Flex’. He competed for the first time in 1983 but it was not until 1989 that he secured a first place trophy at the NPC Mr. California Championships. Since then, he has placed second at the 1993 Mr. Olympia, narrowly missing a win (something he was to repeat in 1998 and 1999). Flex has the best IFBB pro debut in the history of the sport of bodybuilding 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 neat 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 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.
|Full Name||Kenneth Flex Wheeler|
|Nick Name||Flex Wheeler|
|Birth Place||Fresno, Californi|
|Date of Birth||23 August 1965|
|Net Worth||2.2 Million Dollars US|
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In 2007, Flex was interviewed by freelance journalist Rod Labbe for Ironman Magazine’s Legends of bodybuilding series entitled “Yesterday and Today,” which covers his extensive career and reveals how a Legend can conquer adversity and triumph against incredible odd. Flex is a partner and serves in an executive position as Vice President/Director of Media and Public Relations for the Sports Nutrition Company MEX. Flex has his own product line with MEX called “Flex Wheeler Pro line.” Additionally, he manages their sponsored athletes and can be seen in numerous advertisements for his company.
|Family Name / Cast||Wheeler|
|Father Name||Owen Webster Wheeler|
|Mother Name||Gloria Wheeler|
|Brother Name||Darnell Wheeler|
|Sister Name||Sharalene Wheeler|
|Husband or Wife Name||Madeline Wheeler|
|Children Name||Dariues Wheeler, Nia wHeeler|
“They told me that I had the most aggressive kidney disease known to man and there was no cure. They also told me my life was hanging in the balance and I would need a kidney transplant.”