A YOUTH named “Girl Hercules” left the world stunned when she amazingly overthrew her 17-stone father at the age of 10.
Varya Akulova started competing in and winning powerlifting competitions at the age of seven before going viral.
She was born in the Ukrainian mining town of Krivoy Rog and her diet consisted only of noodles and water, as her family was poor.
Akulova, who learned to read at just three years old, weighed just eight pounds, but remarkably knocked over her 17-and-a-half stone father Uri in a wrestling match when she was 10.
The girl went viral when she was able to lift four times her own body weight despite her short stature.
Uri says his daughter was already stronger than him at age 12, and believes his side of the family has a rare power gene few others have.
Akulova’s parents have since claimed that they noticed her unusual strength when she was just a toddler.
She set world records because her father only allowed her to see about 75 percent of her maximum strength for safety reasons.
Since she went around the world when she turned her father around, she has been trained in acrobatics, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and circus juggling.
She has also incorporated eggs, macaroni and meat into her diet.
And also drink a glass of milk a day for calcium.
Akulova has admitted that she wishes her strength wasn’t such a secret, adding that she would like to get bigger.
She said, “I don’t take steroids, I just take multivitamins.
“I wish I could be big, really big: 190 cm tall and weigh more than 100 kg, like my father.”
Akulova isn’t the only bodybuilding youngster who looks unrecognizable years after his fame.
Tristyn Lee rose to fame when followers started noticing his gladiator-like physique in videos the teen uploaded online.
In an Instagram post titled “Exercise Saved My Life,” Tristyn shared a short clip comparing his 15-year-old self to the bodybuilding machine he is today.
He follows a strict diet and says he goes to the gym at least twice a day.
The young bodybuilder claims his shredding physique is a result of completely avoiding sugar and following a high-protein keto diet with no cheat meals.
And former child bodybuilder Richard Sandrak claimed a stranger tried to pull off his abs because they didn’t believe they were real.
The stuntman said in a 2005 documentary, “A lot of people will come over and try to touch my abs and check my muscles whether it’s fake or not.
“I remember one time a man tried to pull it off and check if it was real.”
Sandrak revealed that his diet consists of protein and carbohydrates and that his extreme habits started when he was only eight years old.
But despite excelling in martial arts such as karate, his parents were heavily criticized for allegedly allowing his body fat level to rise to a low one percent.