A lot of people nowadays go to the gym. It’s a good thing to do, cause you’ll burn off some calories and tone your body, make yourself more fit. You don’t really see that many young kids with the toned bodies of extreme bodybuilders, though.
However, in the early 2000s, Richard Sandrak completely changed that fact, as he made headlines everywhere because of his toned body.
Richard was born to Ukranian immigrant parents Pavel and Lena Sandrak on April 15, 1992. His father was a martial arts world champion, and his mother was an aerobics competitor, and this definitely showed in Richard’s motivation.
When the family moved to the US, and ultimately California, Richard started working out with his father, and by the time he was six, he made headlines all over the world for his incredibly toned physique. Apparently, back then, his body fat was less than 1%, which is basically like having no fat on you whatsoever.
His father taught him martial arts. He met his first manager, Frank Giardina and then a plan was put into place to turn Richard into an international megastar.
Even though he was young, he could still bench press 180 lbs, and he’s well known for the ‘World’s Strongest Boy’ documentary. He did 600 pushups and 300 squats every day.
By the time he grew older, his father got arrested and went to prison, so he got a little bit fed up with the extreme bodybuilding regime. Now, at the age of 24, he still keeps himself fit, but he no longer does bodybuilding full time. He is now a stuntman for Waterworld: A Live Sea War Spectacular in Universal Studios Hollywood. He has also stated that he wants to become an engineer for NASA and produced the obscure 2009 release “Little Hercules in 3-D”
In the interview below, Richard who is now 24, talks about how his life has changed and he answers the question regarding lifting weights. The answer might just surprise you…