8-Year-Old Was Famous For His Massive Muscles. 16 Years Later, He Looks So Different 8-Year-Old Was Famous For His Massive Muscles. 16 Years Later, He Looks So Different
Richard Sandrak was born in April 1992. His father, Pavel, was a champion martial artist, and his mother was an aerobics competitor. You could... 8-Year-Old Was Famous For His Massive Muscles. 16 Years Later, He Looks So Different

Richard Sandrak was born in April 1992. His father, Pavel, was a champion martial artist, and his mother was an aerobics competitor. You could say the little boy from Ukraine was born into fitness.

In 1994, Pavel packed up his family and moved to Pennsylvania. At just 2 years old, Richard began rigorously training alongside Pavel, who taught his son everything he knew about weightlifting. A few years later, the Sandrak family moved to California to break into show business. There, they met a trainer named Frank Giardina and hired him to mentor Richard.


Since Richard was so incredibly focused on training, he didn’t get to have a “normal” childhood. According to Wikipedia, Richard spent all his time working out with Pavel. Every day, he would do 600 push-ups and sit-ups, along with 300 squats. Pavel strictly prohibited Richard from eating sugary or fatty foods.

By the age of eight, Richard’s massive muscles were making him famous. He even earned the nickname “Little Hercules.”

But Frank ultimately quit working with Richard, claiming that Pavel’s parenting was “criminal.” However, Richard said his father never forced him into bodybuilding and it was something he naturally wanted to do.

In the video below, Inside Edition revisits Richard, who is now 24 years old and works as a stuntman at Universal Studios. Let’s just say he looks much different than he used to.

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  • Skylar

    2017-01-17 #1 Author

    Wow this is crazy only imagine if this was your son fr

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    • Faith

      2017-01-19 #2 Author

      That is really insane couldn’t imagine, He is too little for that..

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  • Anitra Whitehead

    2017-01-18 #3 Author

    Wow…is this healthy? Could this have hurt his small body in anyway shape or form? I ride the fence on cool and not cool!

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  • Ivy jones

    2017-01-18 #4 Author

    That’s a lot of time in the gym at 8 years old ?

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  • taleja

    2017-01-18 #5 Author

    wow that’s real crazy

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  • Jasmine

    2017-01-18 #6 Author

    Omggg this little guy is huge !!! Lol

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  • Jessika

    2017-01-18 #7 Author

    The parents are walling for this one. No bueno!!

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  • Megan Howell

    2017-01-18 #8 Author

    could this hurt him since he’s a child

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  • Amal alkellawy

    2017-01-18 #9 Author

    Wow .. this is amizing

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  • Dmoya Langley-Copeland

    2017-01-18 #10 Author

    Okay that’s amazing.

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  • Jaz Toti

    2017-01-18 #11 Author

    Wow his body is completely different then before! People truly grow out of things!

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  • Uniah

    2017-01-18 #12 Author

    Amazing & interesting wow

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  • Jasmine

    2017-01-18 #13 Author

    I’m not sure if that’s something I’d recommend doing especially without knowing the learn term effects of it.

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  • Javnault

    2017-01-18 #14 Author

    He should of kept working out

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  • Zykearia

    2017-01-18 #15 Author

    Unbelievable but cool. But seems kind of scary .

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  • Jasmine Montgomery

    2017-01-18 #16 Author

    Omg he’s only eight doesn’t seem healthy at all

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  • Cheyenne Peterson

    2017-01-18 #17 Author

    Wow! I couldn’t even imagine if that was my kid.

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  • Fernando carredano

    2017-01-18 #18 Author

    Ive heard he works at universal estudios now

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  • Abri

    2017-01-18 #19 Author

    I applaud the determination but I don’t think this is healthy for an 8 year old. Give a kid’s body chance to grow first.. just my opinion!

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  • Destini Ruffins

    2017-01-19 #20 Author

    Omg he have more muscles than my husband ??

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  • Asia

    2017-01-19 #21 Author

    Lmao my boyfriend needs to meet up with this kid for some lessons .

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  • Daveena Keith

    2017-01-19 #22 Author

    Wow he’s huge is this healthy at his age?

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  • joycelyn bediako

    2017-01-19 #23 Author

    OMG he is so cute…I guess he spend a lot of time in the gym

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  • Chantelle

    2017-01-19 #24 Author

    oh wow. he’s hulky for a little boy

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  • Winifer gomez

    2017-01-19 #25 Author

    god bless him, this is amizing

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  • Peter Harris

    2017-01-19 #26 Author

    It was good that his parents kept him away from sugary and fatty foods but it was a little too early for him to begin weight lifting.

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  • Namir Williams

    2017-01-19 #27 Author

    Woah!! I need to get my son on whatever HE’S ON!! ?

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  • Dawn Rivers

    2017-01-19 #28 Author

    never seen a child with muscles like that crazy

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  • Jasmine

    2017-01-19 #29 Author

    Oh wow.!!!! I’ve never seen nothing like before he really does looks different

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  • Kia Cuts

    2017-01-19 #30 Author

    I don’t think this is healthy at all for someone so young. Enough is enough the should exsercise his mind not body, this is excessive!

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  • John g

    2017-01-19 #31 Author

    The Lil guy is built need to get my son on his routine.

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  • Da’nequil Prox

    2017-01-19 #32 Author

    Wow interesting.

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  • Daydra

    2017-01-19 #33 Author

    My son needs to start lifting weights.

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  • Kaamilyah Staplar

    2017-01-20 #34 Author

    Omg u see new things everyday…He look like he can pick up a punch buggy…

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  • Angie Griselda Pablo

    2017-01-20 #35 Author

    Too much… Let me him enjoy his young life

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  • Myeshia

    2017-01-20 #36 Author

    Must be the strongest kid ever?

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  • Taja

    2017-01-20 #37 Author

    Omg !! That’s crazy I never seen a child like that before kinda cool ?

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  • Glaice

    2017-01-20 #38 Author

    OMG! This is crazy! Is his health compatible with his age? I find this so dangerous, producing hormones that are not compatible with age.

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  • Jessica

    2017-01-20 #39 Author

    This is ridiculous but at the same time it’s just goes to show anyone can achieve anything if they put there mind to it

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  • Dizzy

    2017-01-20 #40 Author

    Wow that’s crazy

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  • T. Williams

    2017-01-20 #41 Author

    Why can’t kids just be kids why force them to grow up…is that even healthy for him?

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  • Tariah Hickey

    2017-01-20 #42 Author

    I need this kid to train my nephews . ?

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  • Megan

    2017-01-21 #43 Author

    I heard he works at Universal Studios now ?

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  • BARRY JONES

    2017-01-21 #44 Author

    I wish i was cut like this kid

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  • Tyquan Berry

    2017-01-21 #45 Author

    lol this is too cute , I need to work out with him

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  • Belquis

    2017-01-22 #46 Author

    Wow! That’s amazing. Glad he’s happy and content with his life now tho!

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  • Bubu Kedibyang

    2017-01-22 #47 Author

    he is really talented
    this is amazing 👑👌

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  • J McBride

    2017-01-22 #48 Author

    Why can’t kids just be kids why force them to grow up…is that even healthy for him?

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  • Elaina

    2017-01-22 #49 Author

    He needs to teach my little brother so he can know what to do!

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  • Shacarol

    2017-01-22 #50 Author

    Wow so cool unbelievable

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