Remember the child bodybuilder with six pack abs at age of 10? This is how he looks now
Child prodigies have been known to lose their way as they progress into adulthood. Some fall into the rut of the normal life and some are burdened by their own talents and many real and potential prodigies have either left what made them famous or killed themselves. Today we revisit a similar child prodigy who made quite a splash some 20 years ago in US thanks to his unique looks and his body, “little Hercules” Richard Sandrak. Let’s see what he has been upto nowadays and if he still maintains that killer body.
1 Richard Sandrak, the child wonder
Richard was born in 1992 in Ukraine. His father Pavel was a martial arts Champion and his Mother and Lena was an aerobics instructor. The family immigrated to Pennsylvania USA is search of a better life. It was then that Richard barely out of diapers was made to train with his parents. Pavel began training Richard from the age of 3 with light stretching and aerobics and acrobatics regimens.
As he grew, he progressed to light weight training. Richard slowly began to garner attention and when the family shifted to California to get into showbiz, Pavel hired a professional physical trainer Frank Giardina to train Richard and give him a bodybuilding physique.
2 His immense popularity and hard life
The main purpose of getting into showbiz was to make Little Richard the star attraction, after all, who ever heard of a young bodybuilder. By the time he was 8 years old, Richard was pressing 210 lbs with ease. Richard’s popularity soared as his photos hit the internet and people began to marvel at this wonder kid who had a better physique than many bodybuilding veterans.
At the age of 11, he was declared the world’s strongest boy. But all the glam and popularity had a real ugly story backstage. Instead of being able to play with friends and lead a normal child’s life, Richard barely a teen was doing 600 pushups a day and 300 squats including sit-ups. He was soon travelling across the country doing shows and even promoting nutrition products.