October 27, 2009
Giuliano Stroe has six-pack abs before turning six years old. And he's also in the Guinness Book of World Records before he can probably even read it.
Though it's highly unusual (and possibly unhealthy) for a child to start weight training at such a young age, the pre-schooler entered the record books earlier this year after completing the fastest ever 10-meter walk with a weight ball between the legs, which is both both highly impressive and highly specific. Since then, a four-minute video of Stroe has hit the Internet and made him a viral sensation.
It looks like a training montage from a Rocky movie, minus the Survivor soundtrack. (And, interestingly, Guiliano Stroe is almost the same size as Sylvester Stallone.)
0:32 -- The "Crouching Tiger" wall flip.
0:41 -- Backflips on the kitchen table. Even Richard Heene thinks that's questionable parenting.
1:43 -- Doing barbell curls with toddlers dancing to 50 Cent in the background.
3:19 -- More flipping, this time from a high bar.
3:39 -- My arms hurt from just watching that.
The pre-schooler's gymnastic skills are every bit as impressive as his weightlighting prowess. Both sports are national obsessions in Romania, so Stroe should have plenty of options when he becomes a teenager ... in 2017.
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