‘Flex’ James "Flex" Lewis

About James "Flex" Lewis

Weider Athlete IFBB

Place of Birth: Wales, UK

Leagues: IFBB

Competition Weight: 202 lbs

Off-Season: 198 lbs

Age: 30   

James ‘Flex’ Lewis’ love for bodybuilding started at age 12 when he came across a book on Tom Platz.  It was Platz's legs that blew away Lewis, front to back, side to side. He remembers always wanting to have huge legs from that day on. One of his biggest idols as a kid was Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Lewis first stepped into the gym at age 15 and that was his start in power lifting. It wasn't until a local bodybuilder approached him at the gym that he began seriously training under him. A year later, at age 19 Lewis entered his first show, winning the teens Wales, and from there going on to win the British.

As for the nickname, it didn't come from lifting, it came from Rugby -- being flexible to get out of tackles. Having had the moniker since he was 6 years old, it seemingly fit that Flex was meant to be a bodybuilder.

Competition History

Year League Competition Place
2014 IFBB Arnold Classic
2014 IFBB Mr. Olympia
2013 IFBB Mr. Olympia 1st
2013 IFBB IFBB Prague Pro Championship 1st
2012 IFBB Mr. Olympia 1st
2012 IFBB IFBB Prague Pro Championship 1st
2012 IFBB British Grand Prix 1st
2011 IFBB Mr. Olympia 2nd
2011 IFBB Arnold Classic Europe 5th
2011 IFBB British Grand Prix 1st
2011 IFBB Mr. Europe Grand Prix 3rd
2011 IFBB New York Pro 2nd
2009 IFBB Atlantic City Pro 1st
2009 IFBB Mr. Olympia 5th
2008 NPC NPC Tampa Bay 2nd
2008 IFBB Europa Super Show 1st
2008 IFBB Mr. Olympia 3rd
2007 Other UK British Championships 1st
2006 Other UK British Championships 1st
2004 Other Junior Mr. Wales 1st
2004 Other Junior Mr. Britain 1st
2003 Other Junior Mr. Wales 1st
2003 Other Junior Mr. Britain 1st

News

All