You will be amazed at the strength of these young people, many of whom have not yet started secondary education! Let the top 10 strongest kids in the world inspire you the next time that you head down to the gym.
10. Maryana Naumova
Russian teenager Maryana Naumova is the top teenage girl in the whole world when it comes to the bench press. Furthermore, Naumova is an expert in all things related to powerlifting.
9. C.J. Senter
Aged just 10 years, C.J. Senter is already being hailed as a ‘workout guru’. Fondly known as ‘the workout kid’, he already has an impressive six pack and he has created a popular social media presence to teach others how to get one too.
8. Jake Schellenschlager
At the tender age of 15, Jake Schellenschlager can already lift 400 lb. This bodybuilder, who loves everything to do with the world of power lifting, is sure to go far – and has already been noticed by the top trainers and athletes.
7. Yang Jinlong
Yang Jinlong hails from the East of China and he is currently aged 12. Back in 2012, when he was only 7 years old, he made headlines across the world when he demonstrated his ability to pull a car along the road using nothing more than the power of his own muscles.
6. Naomi Kutin
Also known as ‘Supergirl’, Naomi Kutin has been power lifting since the age of 8. At 9, this Orthodox Jewish girl from the US broke her first power lifting record and at her current age of 14 she continues to get stronger and stronger and to dominate the international power lifting circuits.
5. Julia Vins
Julia Vins is currently aged 21, but it was as a teenager that she first shot to fame. This Russian power lifter is popularly known as ‘Muscle Barbie’ because of her doll like face and her huge, impressive muscles.
4. Richard Sandrak
The Ukranian-American lifter Richard Sandrak is 25 now, but people still call him ‘Little Hercules’. This is because he made his name as one of the strongest children in the world. There is no exact date for when he started training, but he may have been around 3 years old. By the age of 8 he was bench pressing around 210 lb with ease, and it was also at this age that he featured in a documentary called ‘The World’s Strongest Boy’.
3. Andrey Kostash
The 13 year old junior Russian gymnast and bodybuilder Andrey Kostash has been weight training for a long time. As well as bodybuilding, Kotash has an affinity with all kinds of sports, including martial arts. His parents actively encourage his interest in sports and it is likely that he will pursue a career as a professional adult athlete.
2. Liam Hoekstra
Dubbed ‘the world’s strongest toddler’, Liam Hoekstra has a condition called Myostatin gene mutations. This leads to him putting on double the amount of muscle as other people: at 3 he could lift up 5 kg dumbbells very easily and was estimated by doctors to be as strong as an average 7 year old. In fact, his parents report that when he was just 1 and a half years old, one of his favourite things to do was to pick up the family’s furniture and move it around the house! He is now ten years old and his biceps have to be seen to be believed: he is often described as a modern day, real life Clark Kent.
1. Varvara Akulova
Now aged 25, Varvara Akulova was hailed in her teens as being ‘the strongest girl in the world’. Her parents are both circus performers, and the family has performed together as a trio. Varvara Akulova has made the Guinness Book of World Records for her power lifting feats, which include lifting in excess of 300 kg (or 48 stone) which was more than four times her own body weight back in 2006 when she was just 14 years old.