The Powerlifter

16th July 2019 by Will Stewart

Meet Jake Schellenschlager, arguably the strongest 14-year-old on the planet. Jake can deadlift 350 pounds and holds five world records in the sport of powerlifting.

While many praise Jake’s accomplishments, critics have noted that the sport can have negative effects on young athletes. The Atlantic’s video team caught up with Jake to find out what motivates a 127-pound teenager to try his hand in the world of powerlifting.

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Producer - The Atlantic
Cinematographer - Sam Price Waldman

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