World’s Strongest Boy Dubbed ‘Little Hercules’ Is Unrecognisable 21 Years On



Child bodybuilder Richard Sandrak who was once dubbed 'Little Hercules' now looks unrecognisable as an adult.

You can see him as a child talking about his first bodybuilding shows in the video below:
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Twenty-one years ago, Richard was an eight year old with an unbelievable physique, with eight-pack abs and big definition in his arms and legs - but now his physique has completely changed.

As a youngster, he was able to lift three times his bodyweight while using his flexibility to become a master of karate.

Aged just 11 Richard was named 'World's Strongest Boy'.
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However, despite the accolade, it was reported that the young body lifter possessed just one percent body fat - which is dangerously low.

His parents came in for a lot of flak after a documentary about him was released, with many saying it was cruel and unethical for his parents to do that to such a young lad.

Some medical professionals even said that a child of his age wouldn't be capable of producing enough testosterone to get to that size, suggesting he was using steroids, though his mother strenuously denied this.

Now, the 29-year-old and says he's left his weight lifting days behind him.

The waterboard abs are long gone and it seems like Richard doesn't regret any of it.
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In a 2015 interview with Inside Edition, he said: "No, I don't lift weights.

"If anything it just got boring.

"I’m very proud of my past.

"It’s not something I don’t want people to know, it’s just that I’m not going to be stuck living in it."
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As of 2015, he was working as a stuntman at Universal Studios Hollywood Waterworld show.

The former bodybuilder still does cardio exercises - chin-ups, stair climbing and skateboarding - to stay in shape.

Richard revealed he now dreams of being a quantum scientist for NASA.





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