Bodybuilding aside, J.R. says he'll continue acting, motivational speaking and start writing a book.
Never one to forget the fans that brought him to mirror ball greatness, J.R. thanked those who took the time to vote each week for their dances with this message: "Just as much as we're holding this, this goes out to you guys too!"
Ricki Lake and Derek Hough took home third last night, but the pair expressed nothing but happiness that they've made lifelong friends and gratitude to be along for the incredible journey. "We both got really close in this thing, and I feel like I made a really good friend. I appreciate all his hard work in making me look so good."
"Sucks it couldn't have been me," joked Rob Kardashian, who exceeded his own wildest expectations by placing 2nd in the competition. "I couldn't have done any better. Literally there's no going any further than that. I'm super happy for J.R."
Mark your calendars! Dancing with the Stars returns to ABC on March 19, 2012.