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.