Saturday, May 26, 2007

Flex Wheeler Yesterday and Today

Rod Labbe delivers a six-page hagiography about an icon of body building: Flex Wheeler. Of his ten-year-career the most remarkable year was the year 2000. Because of a bad disease Flex paused his career and started studying the Bible which led to Baptism on June 29, 2001. That very day Flex swore off steroids: "Completely. I don’t use anymore. I’m one of Christ’s soldiers, and my biggest contest is against evil." Over and over again the athlete thanks God: "I was blessed by God to have a different type of physique — a decent combination of mass and symmetry. Bodybuilding was my destiny. I mean, I look back at how everything unfolded, and I understand there’s a divine plan at work."

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