Reinventing the Wheels

How Australian Sensation Josh Lenartowicz Built Olympia-Worthy Legs


Reinventing the Wheels

Photography by Per Bernal

The bar bends across your shoulders. “No More” by Ruff Endz is thumping the sound system. Everyone has halted their toil to watch yours. Never before have you squatted more than 525. You already trained back in the morning and biceps in the afternoon, but you returned to the gym this evening for the chance to hit legs with arguably the greatest bodybuilder of all time. Now he’s got your back. “Yeah, buddy!” he shouts. “Light weight!” You sink into the hole and spring up, twice, with 600. And when you’re done, when you’ve smashed your personal best, the grinning eight-time Mr. Olympia slaps you on the traps, as if to say, “Welcome to the club.”


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