When “Little Hercules,” Richard Sandrak, was shown to the world, no one could believe someone as young as he could have the physique of grown man. Barely double digits and Richard had a routine that most would envy if not struggle accomplishing. From 600 push and sit-ups, and a bench press that most three or four years his age can barely do – Richard Sandrak was a world phenomenon. His journey to stardom, though, would be a rollercoaster ride thanks to his parents, Pavel and Lena Sandrak. Both playing significant, if not only instrumental, roles in his accomplishments.
Destined for Greatness
Born April 15, 1992 to Pavel Sandrak, a world martial arts champion, and Lena, an aerobics competitor – their young son, Richard was just destined for physical greatness. Genetically, Richard excelled farther than either of his parents expected. With impeccable athletic abilities, as well as innate competitiveness, Richard would benefit from his parents’ strengths and skills, including his mother’s aerobic skills and both his father’s discipline and his passion for martial arts. From the very first dumbbell Richard lifted to the 600 sit-ups, Richard was going to achieve something his parents could only dream of.