Teen Once Dubbed 'World's Strongest Kid' Is Now Grown Up And Still Into Bodybuilding
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A boy once dubbed ‘world’s strongest kid’ after entering the Guinness World Records at just five-years-old is now 17 and still a fitness fanatic. You can see him working out with his brother and dad here:
Giuliano Stroe, from Icoana in Romania, earned himself a world record for the fastest ever ten metres (33ft) hand-walk with a weight ball between his legs.
And the following year he got the Guinness World record for 90-degree push-ups, which is an exercise where push-ups are performed without letting your feet touch the ground, after managing 20.
Stroe is now 17 and, naturally, looks very different to how he did when he was a kid smashing world records.
The teen recently shared a snap of himself holding up an old photograph of him as a child flexing his muscles and wearing a large gold medal.
His Facebook followers were delighted to see Stroe with the throwback photo and praised the teen.
One wrote: “I liked your page 10 years ago, I know the journey.”
Another said: “I’ve been watching what you and your little brother have been doing for 13 years.”
While a third person commented: “Incredible then and still are now Giuliano.”
Someone else: “Still the best. You’ve grown so big.”
Stroe and his brother Claudio were encouraged to get into bodybuilding by their dad Lulian.
According to the Daily Mail, Lulian, a former boxer, would put the youngsters through a gruelling two hour exercise regime every morning.
But while Stroe currently has plenty of fans on his social media pages, his dad was previously forced to defend his decision to get his young son into bodybuilding.
Speaking at the time, the dad said: “Critics say that the boys won't grow properly, but there's no proof of that. Hard work and exercise are always good.
“Even a flower will still grow if you put something on it. It's a natural growth.”
His wife Ileana added: “They have a natural ability for this, nothing is forced, it is what God intended for them.”
Now, 13 years on, it looks as though the brothers are still fitness fans and regularly share videos of their workouts on social media.