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|— Bodybuilder —|
June 18, 2004 |
Piove di Sacco, Italy
Giuliano Stroe (born June 18, 2004) is a Romanian gymnast and child bodybuilder. When he was a baby and young toddler, he would go to the gym with his father Iulian. Later, at age 2, he began lifting weights,flexibility and minor boxing and by age 3, was doing gymnastics, balancing tricks and bodyweight exercises in Florence, Italy where his family lived. They now live in Romania again.
Giuilano's younger brother Claudio Stroe, age 8, (born June 4, 2006) also started working out with him at age 1 1/2. Claudio trains the same way as Giuliano does just with less reps or using an easier version of a trick his brother is doing.
In 2009, he was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records after setting the record for the fastest ever ten metre (33 feet) hand-walk with a weight ball between his legs. Stroe performed the stunt in front of a cheering live audience on an Italian TV show, and has become an internet sensation as hundreds of thousands of people have watched the clip of him performing the stunt on YouTube.
On February 24, 2010 he broke the world record for the number of 90 degree push-ups, which is an exercise where push-ups are performed without letting your feet touch the ground. Stroe managed 20 90 degree push-ups beating his previous record of 12, live on Romanian TV.
Giuliano has also broken world records every year since then. Those include: human flag ( 1 minute 32 seconds), human flag pullups (31), and muscle ups (41). He also has unofficial records like 20 pushups on 4 glass bottles, 10, 90 degree pushups on two rings, 40 handstand pushups, a one handed handstand for more than 20 seconds and an iron cross for more than 40.
- VIDEO: Guiliano Stroe beating world record for 90 degree puch-ups Retrieved 2012-04-15