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9-Year Old Clean and Jerk

He doesn’t complete the lift, but I’m damn impressed anyway.

Damn. The knee looked painful but wow.

Anybody know how much that was? I couldn’t make out what it said on the plates.

I fell like a wuss. Cool video.

yea needs a lil improvement but hey he is 9

That is some pretty impressive shit.

But, is it even healthy to be lifting at 9? The knee scared me.

In terms of healthy probably not a good idea to lift HEAVY at that age. However the chinese start their lifters very young also roughly around that age, but its mostly bar work and gymnastic stuff to build good overall strength.

I believe most start to lift heavy relatively heavy around 12-with squats ext-.

This looked dangerous and sure might be impressive but I would not risk injury at this age. He can do bar work, pull ups, dips, other full body stuff that has very low chance to hurt him.

Good fight but I cringed a few times watching this.

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that’s more than what I can clean and jerk, wow I feel crap!!!

This one is AWESOME

I read the title of this thread incorrectly and I was disappointed.

[quote]machiajelly wrote:

This one is AWESOME[/quote]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id_bqsdwwcE hah this kid is awesome better form then most people I see trying to front squat.

[quote]shizen wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id_bqsdwwcE hah this kid is awesome better form then most people I see trying to front squat. [/quote]

Psh, what a cheater… taking a rest at the bottom :stuck_out_tongue:

^ that kid will be a super strongman

Anyone know who the father is? From the look of the last video he seems to be a stronman as well. Think you can see his face in the first one, probably no one famous though…