Whether that kid was put on a drug regiment or not, it’s still obvious his crazy dad put him
on a Calorie restricted diet in order to get that ripped. Both of these things are clearly too stressful for a pre-adolescent boy’s body to handle.
Weight training for kids is fine. But the exercise selection for this kid was probably less than optimal. They had him doing strict curls for singles, doing lots of benching, and doing dips with weight suspended from his neck. If you’re starving the poor guy you could at least let him do some seated rows and let him use a proper dip belt.
I’ve seen videos of tiny Chinese kids cleaning 135 and squatting proportionally.
I still think he’s got awesome genetics.
But with all the drama surrounding his family he probably doesn’t train anymore.
I’ve heard Flex Wheeler has a myostatin deficiency and he was a self-admitted 98lb weakling before he started lifting and discovered his awesome genetics.
Unless there’s at least some small stresses to reveal someone’s genetic potential, you’ll never see it. Joe DeFranco benched 225 when he was in the 8th grade. These great genetics were only revealed because he had been in the gym before then. Jay Cutler benched 315 the first time he stepped into a weight room, but working for his dad’s construction company probably had something to do with that.
I bet if this kid started training again he would blow up pretty fast. He probably wouldn’t become a world class bodybuilder overnight but he’d certainly have an edge over most people with ‘good’ genetics.