I used to be star of Child Bodybuilders and will raise 3 times my body weight aged NINE however I’m unrecognisable now

I was star of Baby Bodybuilders and could lift three times my bodyweight aged NINE but I’m unrecognisable now

A CHILD weightlifter who featured in a TV present for his athletic prowess is unrecognisable six years later.

Gage Gregurich was the star of a 2016 documentary Child Bodybuilders on TLC which profiled the younger athletes collaborating in competitions.


Gage Gregurich appeared on the TLC documentary when he was 11[/caption]

He began bodybuilding when he was 9

The attention opening present featured then-11-year-old Gage and his father Bryce as he ready for competitors.

Within the documentary, Gage, sporting a spiked Mohican, bragged he had been successful weightlifting competitions since he was 9.

“I can raise greater than some other child who’s 12 and underneath and weighs 66lb on this universe or some other universe,” the precocious teenager stated.

He went on to say he began powerlifting when he was 9 “as my dad was going to the fitness center and I needed to go too”.

Now 17 and at highschool in his native Nebraska, Gage has defined what it was like being a baby weightlifter.

“I really bought into bodybuilding initially by way of somebody from HBO that was on the junior Olympic video games for powerlifting, and she liked my character and character so that they ended up doing a documentary on me and that one fell by way of,” he informed The Solar On-line.

“However by way of among the folks we met throughout that documentary we met the folks from TLC that needed to do a documentary on me.

“So I really bought into bodybuilding by way of powerlifting. I’ve all the time completed loads of sports activities, at the moment I used to be enjoying soccer, wrestling, and likewise basketball.”

At simply 9 years previous, Gage explains, “I used to be deadlifting 3 times my body weight, which might have been 171 kilos.

Nonetheless hitting the fitness center, he can now deadlift an astonishing 395 kilos, squat 355 kilos, and bench 265 kilos.

Requested about his uncommon upbringing, he went on: “Yeah, my childhood was very completely different from the typical baby.

“It was lots of publicity, however I loved all of the experiences and realized loads from them.

I used to be deadlifting 3 times my body weight, which might have been 171 kilos

Gage Gregurich

“I don’t communicate to any of the opposite youngsters [from Baby Bodybuilders] as I haven’t been capable of finding any of their social media accounts.”

However, he says: “Powerlifting began all the pieces. I’ve 18 world data and 60 American data in it and I’m now dedicated to going to school for it.”

He’s now dedicated on a wrestling scholarship to review at Midland College in Fremont, Nebraska.

His dad Bryce stated within the documentary that he and mom Ricci weren’t pushy dad and mom, however allowed him to do it as a result of he liked it a lot.

However his mum admitted she was aggressive and liked to see her son win.

“He’s like our little beast,” she stated. “He does issues different youngsters don’t need to do and couldn’t do even when they tried.

Gage Gregurich

Gage is now 17 and going to school on a wrestling scholarship[/caption]

Gage Gregurich

He can now bench 395 kilos[/caption]

“Individuals who don’t absolutely perceive powerlifting are very crucial of it. They consider kids shouldn’t be lifting any heavy weights however I’m assured what he’s doing is secure.”

Different kids who featured on the documentary included Bo Ice, 11, and his brother Cap, eight, from Roanoke, Virginia.

Their dad Bobby spoke about how he woke his sons up at 8am each day to work out, and coated them in pretend tan and oil earlier than bodybuilding exhibits.

“Some would say placing oil in your boys is bizarre however I don’t,” he stated.

“This can be a competitors.”

One other of the households featured was former Mr Universe Phillip Ricardo and his kids Ethan, 11, and Sanali, eight.

Their dad, a retired Marine Corps Grasp Sergeant and Skilled Pure Bodybuilding Champion, stated he needed his kids to comply with in his footsteps.

“I exploit the military-style coaching I’ve realized within the marine core on my youngsters,” he admitted.

“Our youngsters are into bodybuilding primarily as a result of they see their mother and pop doing it. Being match and wholesome is a way of life for us.”