CJ SenterWith one-third of American children being obese, CJ Senter truly is a standout. Known as the workout kid, CJ has been exercising and getting in shape since he was 5 years old. At 10, he rose to fame thanks to a workout DVD aimed at kids who wanted to get in shape and have fun doing it.
CJ’s workout routine is a more child-friendly version of something you’d expect to see in the intense p90x or insanity workouts used by adults across the world. That said, this six-pack sporting kid consistently demonstrates his strength, agility and endurance while undertaking an exercise regime most adults wouldn’t be able to handle.
Giuliano and Claudiu Stroe
Giuliano and Claudiu StroeThese two Romanian brothers have so much strength and ability that they can perform exercise moves that grown professionals would have trouble replicating. Giuliano recently made headlines when he posted a video of himself performing 90-degree push ups.
If that isn’t impressive enough the 9-year-old also performed a human flag or over a minute and a half and 31 human flag pull ups. His younger brother Claudiu is following in his footsteps and you can see videos online of the youngest Stroe performing vertical push-ups and human flags as if they require no effort at all.
Maryana NaumovaProving that being the strongest isn’t just for the guys, Russian Maryana Naumova currently holds the title of “Strongest teenage girl in the world”. This 16-year-old Russian student is a noted female powerlifter who wins competitions wherever she goes. When she was just 15 years old, Maryana participated in the Arnold Classic, a competition named after Arnold Schwarzenegger. At the tournament, she bench pressed an astounding 331 lbs – more than most adults can lift.
Jake SchellenschlagerNow 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 weightlifting 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 pushups and 300 squats helped Richard maintain his form and a ridiculously low body fat level of less than one percent.
Yang Jinlong definitely qualifies as one of the world’s strongest kids. The Chinese schoolboy is large for his age, weighing in at a hefty 110 lbs. He also possesses strength which is unusual for kids of his age range. Jinlong has demonstrated the ability to consistently carry his 200 lb. Father on his back. The pint-sized powerhouse can also lift and carry 220lb. Bags of cement. If that’s not enough, he demonstrated the ability to haul the family’s minivan along the road – a handy skill should it ever break down.
Naomi Kutin13 year old Naomi Kutin is another record-setting female weightlifter who shows that girls can be just as strong as the boys. At just 10 years old, she managed to squat 215 lbs more than twice her body weight, breaking a record previously held by someone four times older. Two years later, in 2013, Naomi caught everyone’s attention when she managed to squat 231 lbs and deadlift 249 lbs. Both attempts broke records and demonstrated why friends and family call her ‘Supergirl’.
Varvara AkulovaThe daughter of circus performers, Ukrainian Varvara Akulova has been listed in the Guinness book of world records and is often referred to as the strongest girl in the world. At just 4 years old she started lifting weights.
By 10, she set a Guinness record by lifting 220 lbs before smashing that four years later with a massive 660 lb. lift. Interestingly, Varvara doesn’t have the visible muscle mass you’d expect to see in someone so powerful. Experts believe she possesses special genetics, passed on from relatives who also demonstrated exceptional strength.
Will you allow your son or daughter to build up like this?