World's Strongest Boy Dubbed Little Hercules Looks Unrecognisable 21 Years On
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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:
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'.
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.
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."
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.
Featured Image Credit: Inside Edition
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