When we think of physical strength and ability it’s easy to picture a range of sports and film celebrities we associate with those characteristics. Any fans of football can list of a host of athletes who possess considerable strength which is displayed week in and week out on TVs across the country.
Those with a keen interest in strength are also likely familiar with body building competitions which see contestants build up their muscle mass and tone through extensive weight lifting. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno (aka the original Incredible Hulk) are probably two of the most legendary body builders who became icons of strength in the 1970s. This image was further enhanced through the 1980s as both took on acting roles which emphasized their size and strength.
Away from the playing fields and competition grounds, television shows and films continue to give us a host of characters who are obviously strong. Actor Tom Hardy famously bulked up to increase his strength in real life and, more importantly, on screen when he portrayed Bane, the adversary of Batman in The Dark Knight Rises. Those who are addicted to Game of Thrones know who The Mountain is and probably know that the man who plays that character, Hafthor Bjornsson, is a record setting weight lifter in real life.
While it’s a field dominated by men, the topic of strongest people is seeing an ever increasing contribution from women. Female body building is becoming ever more popular and the influx of female wrestlers in WWE has increased significantly over the last decade.
Yes, ‘world’s strongest’ makes the vast majority of people think of adults, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, when we try to picture what ‘strength’ looks like. Adults, however, aren’t the only ones getting attention when it comes to physical strength. Kids, from infants to early teenagers, have captured a few headlines over the years for displaying incredible muscle mass and strength.
It’s generally rare to talk about children when discussing ‘World’s strongest’ because they are usually small, weak and a long way from being fully developed. Additionally, while most kids simply can’t or don’t want to turn themselves into mini-Hulks, most adults feel it is inappropriate for children to be doing heavy weightlifting while they are still developing. In any event, there are a small number of kids who have demonstrated exceptional strength and abilities – far beyond the other kids of their age range.
The following video looks 10 of the strongest kids in the world. From genetic disorders to living in cultures or families that put a high value of body image and strength, these kids all demonstrate impressive physical strength. Ahead you’ll find infants and toddlers, 9 year olds and 14 year olds – all with strength and abilities greater than most adults. Closely resembling today’s adult world of strength-related competitions, the realm of strongest kids involves a considerable number of girls who show they can get just as strong as their male counterparts