Remember the pictures of a kid with the body of experienced body builder that surfaced on the internet and instantly went viral? They weren't fake!
The pictures belonged to Richard Sandrak, who started lifting weights when he was barely out of diapers. Richard is now 24 years old. Let's find out what he's upto now!
This picture went viral all over the net. At this time, Richard was barely 6 years old. Born in 1992 in Ukraine, Richard has rose to fame very quickly!
His parents, Pavel and Lena, were a martial arts world champ and an aerobics instructor respectively. Hence, they initiated the work out program for Richard!
Read ahead to know more about his interesting journey
After moving to California, he met a trainer to bulk up Richard - and raise publicity. Since his parents wanted him to go in the show business, they hired a personal trainer for him.
He progressed very quickly. At the mere age of six, he could bench-press 180 pounds. Two years later, he was up to 210.
However, soon there was a heated debate over this subject. While there was no doubt that his strength and physique were impressive, critics wondered if it was really okay for parents to push their kids to these lengths.
This debate led more facts about him in the knowledge. His childhood was not so smooth. Richard's dad pushed him hard, making him do hundreds of reps each and every day. Unlike most kids, he was never allowed to eat junk food or sweets.
But after all the struggles that he did, he finally looks like this now! Go ahead to know what he does. There's also an inspiring video in the next section! Check it out ahead
Though he's not into bodybuilding anymore, he is in great shape.Richard is a stuntman at Universal Studios Hollywood. He seems to find getting set on fire and jumping from platforms less stressful than the competitive bodybuilding circuit.
Watch his journey in the video underneath!