TOPEKA (KSNT) – Topeka’s Bo Jensen is formally the strongest child on this planet.
“I’m actually happy with all of my arduous work, and I’m grateful for all of the folks that helped me get right here,” he stated.
Bo likes to play video video games, baseball and golf. Apart from hitting house runs or hitting a golf ball 200 yards, he can raise 548 lbs. throughout the bench press, deadlift and squat.
“I used to be so joyful and so happy with him,” Joe Jensen, Bo’s dad, stated. “To see that smile, and to see him soar up within the air with the high-fives and the hugs.”
Bo entered the USA Powerlifting Nationwide Championship, in Florida, with a aim to beat the earlier document of 532 complete kilos.
“What made me suppose I may do it’s as a result of we did it within the health club so many occasions,” Bo stated.
Bo didn’t begin powerlifting till the COVID-19 pandemic halted his baseball season. It began as a approach to keep in form for the subsequent baseball season, however he was shortly lifting an increasing number of weight.
“It was extra about stretching and mobility, and cardiovascular,” Joe stated. “I say, like, Shaq was constructed to dunk a basketball, he was born to choose up heavy weights.”
Joe can also be a powerlifter. He did a ton of analysis when Bo began lifting, to ensure he wasn’t hurting his son or damaging his development.
“I reached out to the top of the sports activities medication division on the Mayo Clinic,” Joe stated. “The one factor we have to be careful for, like in all sports activities, is that if we do that with the improper type, we are going to get damage. Their ligaments and tendons develop in a different way than an grownup.”
Bo powerlifts three days per week for about an hour. His dad additionally makes positive he eats the best meals to construct muscle and assist his physique get better.
“My dad is teaching me, and that’s the very best half,” Bo stated.
Bo’s information are for the Youth One age class for youths 10 or youthful. His subsequent aim is to take over the 12-or-younger age group.