The Strongest Teen There’s Ever Been? 244kg Bench & MUCH More Besides!


Occasionally in sport and competition a phenomenon comes around, Messi in football, Federer in tennis, Carter in rugby, Bolt in athletics, Arnold in bodybuilding and Pudzianowski in strong man. There are times when people enter the sporting arena and reinvent it, reset standards and break every record previously conceivable to man. athlete Larry Williams is one of those people, the 19 year old powerlifter from the Bronx, New York is an exception, he competes in weight categories above him (a very big ask in powerlifting) and WINS them! At only his second ever powerlifting competition Williams competed in the 275lbs weight class, a whole weight class above him, and won it. For the powerlifters out there he totalled 1,965lbs raw comprising a 700lbs squat, a 725lbs deadlift and a 540lbs bench… assert that this truly is unbelievable for a young man of just 19 years of age!

Williams only ever intended to get into powerlifting and bodybuilding for safety, because he wanted to look big and intimidating in a somewhat dangerous neighbourhood. Turns out the lad was pretty darn exceptional at it…remember the name!

Larry Williams

Source, (2014). The strongest teen you’ve never heard of. Retrieved 28th August, 2014, from

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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