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12 Yr Old Deadlifts 140 kg


#1

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/834105-muscley-12-year-old-boy-sets-world-record-for-lifting-22st-over-his-head

I wish I could do that at 12!!!!


#2

lol @ the article

"muscles to rival most men. " @ 145 pounds

"dead lifting 140kg (22st) over his head"


#3

Due to the shoddy nature of the photography and writing, I have difficulty understanding if the picture, or any of the text, is related to any of the other text.


#4

Was it a deadlift or a snatch?


#5

I think that it would be covered by a more reputable tabloid if it was a 140kg snatch. That also explains the stupid title.


#6

It was a deadlift. Fucking nuts...


#7

I don't know it it's wise to expose the spine of a twelve year old to the pressure of deadlifting for records.
We kinda got over the habit of having children do hard, manual labour.
Strange , to think he has puberty before him!

Wouldn't do it to my children. Although he looks very relaxed and very strong.

I hope he can eat big at home.


#8

Yeah I was just about to post that video. Its a pretty amazing feat for a twelve year old. Apparently he is also a kickboxer. I bet none of the other kids try and steal his dinner money!


#9

I was just thrown off by the "overhead" part of the article, made no sense to me lol


#10

How much did he deadlift? Thats one badass 12 y/o.


#11

22st = 22 stone

1 stone is 14lb

so like 310lb


#12

It said in the article (although it seems we get to read different ones as what someone posted earlier was not in what I read) that his dad was a competitive body builder. I imagine they are providing fuel for this kid.


#13

Wow, that's impressive. I was half his size at 12 and really weak.


#14

Damn I didn't weigh 145 until I was like 15-16, kid looks really solid for 12 years old(how many 12 year olds actually have some trap and forearm development? insane).


#15

Clearly things are different for most people, but I'd bet he's already a fair way into puberty at this stage, I know I was at 12. I wish I could have started training that early to know where I'd have stood compared to this.


#16

oops hairline indicates......


#17

his dad should teach him some form


#18

He really made it look easy, face didn't even turn red. Impressive.


#19

I'm not sure whether it's wise to let such a young boy risking to screw up his spine...


#20

If you want an ida about how clueless their journalists are about muscles in general:
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/834312-popeyes-bulging-biceps-found-on-neanderthals

They don't know the difference between biceps and forearms.