Richard Sandrak was born in April 1992. His father Pavel was a champion martial artist and his mother was an aerobics competitor. You could say the little boy from Ukraine was born into fitness.
In 1994, Pavel packed up his family and moved to Pennsylvania. At just two years old, Richard began rigorously training alongside Pavel, who taught his son everything he knew about weight lifting. A few years later, the Sandrak family moved to California to break into show business. There, they met a trainer named Frank Giardina and hired him to mentor Richard.
Since Richard was so incredibly focused on training, he didn’t get to have a “normal” childhood. According to Wikipedia, Richard spent all his time working out with Pavel. Everyday, he would do 600 push-ups and sit-ups and 300 squats. Pavel strictly prohibited Richard from eating sugary or fatty foods. Continue on page two