He was the kind of kid who could go viral before the concept of “going viral” was still unclear — and it’s all thanks to his massive muscles and childish (as in, an actual child) charm.
His name is Richard Sandrak, but you might remember him by the moniker “Little Hercules.” He was just a kid, but he was totally ripped — a result of doing 600 push-ups and sit-ups each day, and following an intense diet. Much of his physique was a result of his dad’s training, but it wasn’t a perfect relationship by any means.
However, now, those arguably dark days are behind him. He was a larger-than-life little boy, but now he’s all grown up and has an interesting life story to tell. Learn more about what Little Hercules has been up to in the last few years — and what his new crazy passion is — below.
Remember this guy?
He made the news years ago for his muscular physique.
He was known as “Little Hercules.”
His body was unlike any other eight-year-olds — and for that matter, most adults.
His father was his weightlifting coach.
There’s no telling just how much Little Hercules worked out at the gym.
Of course, he came under much criticism.
Particularly his father, who was accused of pushing him too hard. As an adult, he recalls eating lettuce while his father ate a pizza in front of him. Still, he now claims that he was never forced to do anything against his will.
As a result of his fame, Little Hercules got to meet some of his heroes.
Even Hulk Hogan was intimidated by his muscles.
Have you ever seen a kid so ripped?
Seriously, this is like a grown man’s body on an eight-year-old.
His look was definitely unusual, but eventually, he put weightlifting aside.
Yes, that’s right: Little Hercules became Richard Sandrak.
It was after his father went to jail for domestic violence that Sandrak quit the heavy artillery at the gym.
But he still produced some exercise technique videos for YouTube.
Over the years, Sandrak has grown up.
And he’s lost his extreme muscles, too.
Now, he’s just like any other normal guy.
Well, not quite.
Sandrak just so happens to have another unusual hobby.
And it has absolutely nothing to do with weightlifting.
According to Inside Edition, he works at Universal Studios.
He’s a stuntman for the company, and performs in several shows per day.
He still has to stay in shape for his job.
Job responsibilities include: Getting set on fire, getting faux “shot,” and more.
Overall, he seems like a well-adjusted, healthy dude.
And we don’t mind that he no longer has his insane muscles.
Well, he’s still got a few.
After all, you’d be foolish to let go of biceps like that.