Now 15 years old, powerlifter Jake Schellenschlager began his journey to becoming one of the world’s strongest kids when he was 12. At 14 years of age, Jake entered a weight lifting competition in Pennsylvania. Weighing in at just 119 lbs, he successfully squatted 225 lbs and bench pressed 205 lbs. But, where this teenager left his mark was in the dead lift competition. There, Jake succeeded in lifting 300 lbs – well over twice his body weight and a record for his age and weight class.
While he’s now 23 years old, when Richard Sandrak was just a kid he made headlines thanks to his muscles. Born in Ukraine, Richard started exercising at 2 and by the age of 6 he was bench pressing an incredible 180 lbs. A daily workout routine of 600 push-ups and 300 squats helped Richard maintain his form and a ridiculously low body fat level of less than one percent.