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Old 03-16-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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Young Liam could do an Iron Cross at age 5 months!!
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:37 PM   #2
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Ye Olde News!

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Old 03-16-2009, 05:38 PM   #3
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I know, my douche bag friend told me it was old news after i got all excited about it.

It made me cry for a while.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:33 PM   #4
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It's new to me. Interesting stuff.

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"I want him to be a football player. He could be the next Michael Hart," Neil Hoekstra said, referring to U-M's star running back.
No! No! Don't waste him!! No!!!

The fact that he's naturally doing a cross at five months should be a little bit of a hint...

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If researchers can control how the body produces and uses myostatin, the protein could become a powerful weapon in the pharmaceutical arsenal. It also could become a hot commodity among athletes looking to gain an edge, perhaps illegally, on the competition, experts said.
What do you guys think of this? If they eventually made a banned steroid that could do unnaturally what this kid had coincidentally, would that bar him from competing in elite sports?
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No! No! Don't waste him!! No!!!

The fact that he's naturally doing a cross at five months should be a little bit of a hint...
What is better than being a world class olympic gymnast? FOOTBALL!!!!!!! Of course, i shoulda guessed...

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What do you guys think of this? If they eventually made a banned steroid that could do unnaturally what this kid had coincidentally, would that bar him from competing in elite sports?
I hate when this question comes up :P
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:03 AM   #6
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Keep him in gymnastics till JH/HS and see where he is. Let him play PeeWee football.

Uber strength still might not make the best gymnast or even specialist.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:06 PM   #7
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What is better than being a world class olympic gymnast? FOOTBALL!!!!!!! Of course, i shoulda guessed...



I hate when this question comes up :P
Football would probably be better at getting him paid.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:21 PM   #8
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What do you guys think of this? If they eventually made a banned steroid that could do unnaturally what this kid had coincidentally, would that bar him from competing in elite sports?
I think that the bully whippets would be dominating the normal whippets in racing if that were so. I haven't seen or heard evidence of that anywhere I've looked.

In the page Gant linked, it states the bully whippet had a "normal"-sized heart and lungs. Maintaining sufficient bloodflow/oxygen/nutrients to excessive muscle in high intensity activity would be very difficult, considering the loads that "normal" heart and lungs are designed for.

Again, probably only a beneficial mutation for bodybuilders.

Or, he may endure something like Richard Sandrak (from Wikipedia), another kid on Gant's link:
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He made a television appearance on the programme "The Worlds Strongest Child and Me", which aired on February 18 2009. Presenter Mark Dolan went on a quest to find the strongest children in the world and Sandrak was one of those interviewed. Sandrak said he still works out, but due to growing up the world had lost interest in him. He showed his six-pack which had earned him world wide aclaim, but admitted how his average overall body size meant he was not as famous as he had been. Mark suggested that the world was fascinated to see a 12 year old with a ripped body but not a 16 year old. Sandrak then said he will try to pursue a career in acting but Dolan realised he would have to start living like a normal young adult. His father is currently serving time in prison for abuse towards Rich's mother. His father also allegedly gave Rich steroid injections when he was young but claimed that it was just protein.
Wow.
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:22 PM   #9
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Stronger and more coordinated than your average 3yo, but nothing too spectacular...until I coach him.

He is pretty lean for a 3yo but then again he seems small as well.

Interested tidbit about the LittleGym, Garrett. I know a friend that knew the people that started it up from Marin. He regrets not getting on that bandwagon with them.

I'm gonna take that Liam climbed that high on the rope by stepping on the coach's wrist. I have kids do that, especially when we don't have a knotted rope. Every gym needs one or two of those. It makes learning how to climb a lot easier than just struggling, period.

The picture of the small child doing a one arm support is very impressive as is the leg musclature. My former boss's daughter had legs like that at 4 from bouncing on trampolines so much.
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