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Vince Brasco: Mini Hulk who could bench press you

Bodybuilder Vince Brasco also known as the “Mini Hulk” of bodybuilding stands 4’1 tall. He lives in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and has a condition of dwarfism known as acondroplasia. This form is when the arms and legs are shorter than an average height person but the torso is the same size.

Vince was inspired to complete in bodybuilding through many professional athletes he follows on social media. He cites fellow body manufacturer Phil Heath, Jay Cutler and Kai Greene as his role models.

Brasco says he got into the sport to avoid the weight problems that so often afflict people with dwarfism. “I wanted to be a role model to everyone who has dwarfism. If you have a dream, go for it and never give up. Always believe in yourself,” he said.

“After weeks of being coached, I saw changes in my physique. I was losing a lot of fat in problem areas and i was very happy but the progress is never done!”

Now Vince bench-press more than three times his personal weight (6st 3lb), lever 19 stone.

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During his first contest preparation he was struggling with his diet and realized he needed to get a coach. Vince met a man named Tad Inoue who ended up being his new diet coach.

He explained that he needed to be a prelude model to others with genetic defect, set an example for those who reckon incapable to pursue a daydream due to the limitations imposed by their condition.

“Keep being the best you can be. If you love  this sport so much like I do and there are negative people that make comments about you or your physique, then  you are doing something right. For that one person that makes fun, there are thousands out there who are encouraged by you and believe in you.”

Aside from Vince being a very small bodybuilder he is also known as the worlds shortest fire fighter!
“Because I can lift so much I’m handy at salvage jobs where we have to move heavy bits of metal debris—like after car accidents,” Brasco said. “And it means I can be part of the line of men using a hose. If you weren’t strong enough that thing would fly out of control.”

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