Meet 3-year old beefcake Liam Hoakstra

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    Mar 31, 2009 7:50 PM GMT
    Two days after being born he could stand up with balance support
    At 8 months he was doing pullups.
    At 19 months he had 40% more muscle mass than normal.

    His name is Liam Hoakstra. And no, he is not being raised by the Chinese Olympic Gymnastics team. His precocious athleticism is due to a rare genetic condition called Myostatin-Related Muscle Hypertrophy. Take a look at the kid go.



    Read about him here.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 31, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    Holy shit, it's our first X-Man.
  • Webster666

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    Mar 31, 2009 8:00 PM GMT
    Soooooooo, did I miss something ? How old is he in this vid ? It didn't appear that he was doing anything very unusual.
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    Mar 31, 2009 8:08 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidSoooooooo, did I miss something ? How old is he in this vid ? It didn't appear that he was doing anything very unusual.


    I wish the video was better, but read the linked article and your mind should be blown right through your pretty skull.
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    Mar 31, 2009 8:12 PM GMT
    Okay if this kid grows up to be well-hung that will be further proof that life is totally unfair, and there is no God. icon_twisted.gif

    How would you like to be the parents of this "special" kid?

    At age 6:

    "Liam get dressed you are going to miss the school bus!"

    Liam:

    "Try and make me!" Liam flexes his muscles.
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    Mar 31, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    Does that do anything bad to his heart muscles?
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    Mar 31, 2009 8:18 PM GMT
    Anto saidDoes that do anything bad to his heart muscles?


    From the article:

    The condition promotes above-normal growth of the skeletal muscles; it doesn't affect the heart and has no known negative side effects, according to experts.

    As Surreal said, life is truly unfair sometimes. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 31, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
    holy crap, that's amazing. it felt like i was reading out of a comic book.

    I'll be curious to see what his neurological function is as he gets older, given that they were concerned about the really low fat level.

    regardless, it's awesome. Wish i had that much strength at his age icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 31, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    damn..... just damn......
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    Mar 31, 2009 11:10 PM GMT
    SurrealLife saidOkay if this kid grows up to be well-hung that will be further proof that life is totally unfair, and there is no God. icon_twisted.gif

    How would you like to be the parents of this "special" kid?

    At age 6:

    "Liam get dressed you are going to miss the school bus!"

    Liam:

    "Try and make me!" Liam flexes his muscles.


    You could threatin to take away his dumbells, barbells and protein drinks.
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    Mar 31, 2009 11:50 PM GMT
    Holy Hell..

    What I think is interesting is that the blocking of this "Myosatin" has no known negative side affects? ... yet it's still something that would be considered in a negative light if used in training to help build muscles?

    I thought the only reason we disagreed with steroids was the negative side affects, like health dangers, that they caused.

    What does the body even use this myosatin stuff for?
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    Apr 01, 2009 12:25 AM GMT
    "3-yearl old" and "beefcake" should never be put together...just a thought...