“Hope Those Teachers Were Just Acting”: 6-Year-Old School Girl Stuns Bodybuilding World With Insane Deadlifting Skills

Published 05/19/2023, 12:15 AM EDT

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Social media has become a hub for rare stunts concerning the bodybuilding arena, where bodybuilders post breathtaking weight-lifting videos. Jenna, a fitness coach, also joined the league by sharing a unique fitness clip on social media. The 2x Marathoner is a social media influencer helping women with their workout and diet plans. Recently, on her Instagram account, the mom of 4 shared a video of her 6-year-old daughter performing deadlifts at a school event. 

And seeing this, the fitness community was fascinated by the child’s strength and lifting skills. They poured their love into the comments section.

Fans are mesmerized by the kid’s deadlifts


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Jenna, the online fitness trainer, also influences her children to embrace fitness. In the post, which is pinned, on her Instagram feed, the daughter of Jenna could be seen doing a deadlift and some weight lifts with a kettlebell. “My 6-year-old 1st grader showing off her deadlifting skills for her school talent contest, DL 65 lbs 10 lbs over her body weight,” writes Jenna in the caption. 

But what was striking in the video is that the two of the kid’s teachers struggled to lift the barbell themselves, which the child nailed at the first instance. And the fitness community couldn’t keep calm and roared in appreciation in the comments section. A follower in suspicion commented, “Those teachers ain’t never touched a weight before?” “I hope those teachers were just acting though when they struggled so much to pick up that 65 pounds,” another user wrote noticing the teachers’ struggle.


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The little one is praised for her expertise by a viewer who commented, “And the way she put the kettlebell back.” While finding the video amusing, another user wrote, “This is the cutest and baddest 6yr old.” A fan loved the video and wrote an adorable comment, “Nice job!! This is the cutest vid I’ve seen on IG! Love this.” The daughter aced the stunt after much practice for months under the guidance of her mom, who is a fitness influencer. 

Jenna influenced her young daughter to lift weights

In an earlier Instagram post, Jenna describes her daughter’s weightlifting journey. Jenna’s 6-year-old daughter first started with 15 and 25 lbs dumbbells, before mastering the feat she performed at school. Next, the little one, trained with 30 and 45 lbs kettlebells. The school-going kid then progressed to a barbell with plates at 45 lbs. In March, the mother-daughter duo successfully pulled off a deadlift of 65 lbs, which is equivalent to the body weight of the child.


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Jenna is proud of her daughter and writes in the post, “I love her confidence and strength!” She wants to be a role model to her children. “They’re always watching me, I just want to lead them with the best examples,” Jenna ends the post.

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Setting a fitness routine from a very young age would help the child in the long run. And Jenna believes in this. However, she stresses that children should lift weights under proper guidelines to prevent injury. What are your thoughts on this story? Let us know in the comments below!

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Etha Bindu Rani


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Etha Bindu Rani is an American sportswriter at EssentiallySports. Being a fitness enthusiast, she considers Ronnie Coleman and Chris Bumstead as her inspirations. Apart from that, Etha is passionate about writing.
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Simar Singh Wadhwa