De man is geboren als Vince Brasco, maar mensen noemen hem nu Mini Hulk – een passende bijnaam om twee duidelijke redenen; Brasco is geboren met een vorm van dwerggroei, genaamd acondroplasia, en tikt nauwelijks de 1.20m aan.

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Dit heeft de 25-jarige pomper uit Pennsylvania (Amerika) niet tegen gehouden om een ​​pro body builder te worden met meer spiermassa dan de meeste mannen die tweemaal zijn lengte zijn. In een interview met StrengthAddicts.com, zegt Brasco dat hij zich aan de sport heeft toegewijd om de zwaren lasten van het leven, waar dwergen vaak tegenaan lopen, te vermijden. “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,” zei hij.

#tbt “Express yourself and do what you love. Step outside of the box and show who you truly are. Live out your dreams and have people say to you, because of you, I never gave up.” @officialminihulk Flash back to last year when I first posed with some of my friends and inspirations within the industry. @brianhoydicifbbpro @ifbbprowalternononsensemartin @rdcaldwelljr @216chuck #mini #iam1stphorm #legionofboom #fit #dwarfism #nevergiveup #overcome #dedicated #believe #inspiration #ifbb #ifbbpro #npc #wv #casino #guestposer #friends DWARFISM AWARENESS MONTH #6 PHOTO CREDIT TO @amirmarandi85 SUIT BY MY AMAZING SPONSOR @cjselitesuits Would love for this to happen again! Completely different and better look this year! News coming soon! @1stphorm

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“Nothing is impossible in life unless you believe it is.” Mini Hulk Surround yourself with like minded people. I will always push as hard as I can, also my training partner, when they are with me kills me with amazing workouts. Tomorrow I have legs and they need to grow. It’s time for a crazy fit expo prep to make this mini Hulk big, lean, and I am determined to be at my best even not competing. Never half ass anything but always give it your all. Believe. @5percentnutrition @1dayumay @guycisternino @macolley @throne @dollar @gymmotivation @gym_help @instagrambodybuilding @gymflow100 @anth_gtr #5percentnutrition #iam5percent #iamblessed #fit #fitness #powerful #playhard #planning #pittsburgh #entrepreneur #minihulk #mybrand #officialminihulk #offseason #nooffseason #improvement #athlete #adventure #taken #realtalk #teamquadro #vegas #beast #blessed #branded

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De Mini Hulk is erg actief op Instagram, waar hij zonder schaamte pronkt met zijn mini-sixpack en zo nu en dan wat inspirerende citaten tegen het leven gooit. Ook weet deze ondernemer hoe het is om te stunten in de dikste bakken, zoals een Lamborghini, Audi r8v10plus of Lincoln MKX:

“Everyone has a path. It may take us time to figure out what it is and what God wants for us but at the end of the day we have to live with ourselves and know if we make a decision, it has to be the right one.” @officialminihulk Mini Hulk apparel and training will be launching within the next couple weeks. I am not doing this alone. Make your dreams a reality and do the work. We will be traveling out to Vegas for the Olympia soon also. Do what you love and surround yourself with amazing people. Car credit to @dollar #motivation #inspire #iamblessed #inspiration #powerful #minihulk #officialminihulk #mybrand #shredded #overcome #abs #athlete #adversity #adventure #lamborghini #hurricane #believe #dothework #supercar #work #workharder #5percentnutrition #clothing #clothing #clothingline #brandyourself #alwaysbeready @macolley Next car is a Range Rover 👊🏽👊🏽

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Remember why you do what you do. Everyday day isn’t going to be all sunshine and rainbows. There will be some days where you will say why the f do I do this, what am I doing with my life, why me. I am far from perfect and I do make mistakes but from those mistakes I fix them and learn from them to make me a better and stronger person. Always work to achieve greatness and create your empire. When I create my empire I will never be alone. I surround myself with those that love me for me and push me to be at my best. It is a team effort. I am alpha, I will never give up and I will achieve. Believe. I will lead the pack. @macolley @bespokenryan #iam5percent #iamblessed #workhard #hulk #minihulk #overcome #officialminihulk #powerful #saturdaynight #motivation #fit #lincoln #mkx #strict #diet #beautyandminibeast #entrepreneur #firefighter #luxury #love #nodonuts #nolimits #throne #dollar #abs

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I will focus. I will persevere. I will be unstoppable. I will survive because the fire burning inside of me burns greater than the fire around me. With God in my heart, I will fight until my last breath. I may stumble but I refuse to fall. I will be the best that I can be. When I stumble, I will come back bigger and better than ever. Always surround yourself with people that believe in you and are like-minded. I will compete again. I will do several speeches. I will bring a better package every damn time and I WILL be that inspiration for others. Believe #minihulk #mybrand #entrepreneur #overcome #5percentnutrition #beast #welcometomyworld #focus #goals #planning #powerful #playhard #pittsburgh #shredded #sneakpeek #swoleoclock #beready #believe #beast #nolimits #beastmode #mine #nooffseason #nevergiveup #inspire #inspiration #grow #abs #quads #teamquadro Photo credit: @mcalister_28

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“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” Steve Jobs I will not be competing anytime in the near future but I will have appearances and photoshoots coming up. It is time to go back to a tight diet. Coach, let’s do this. I will be traveling to Delaware for a check up on my back and legs to make sure everything is in check. I have been having numbness and tingling going down my leg but that will not stop me from doing what I love. Train smart. God works in mysterious ways. I have found someone and I am very blessed for this lady to have come into my life. She gets me, understands the fitness world, what I put my body through, and she is little. Love life and live it to the fullest everyday because tomorrow is never a guarantee but a blessing if it comes about. #iam5percent #believe #dwarfism #5percentnutrition #entrepreneur #overcome #officialminihulk #otomix #strong #shredded #rayzup #rayzfordayz #lsr #liquidsunrayz #livinthedream #confidence #big #blessed #believe #inspire #iamblessed #inspiration #adventure #travel

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Vergis je niet, ondanks zijn formaat heeft Mini Hulk een heel groot hart. Naast bodybuilder is Brasco ook al voor langere periode vrijwillig een firefighter, iets dat in 2011 weer wat aandacht kreeg. Zijn kracht is essentieel voor zijn vermogen om brandjes uit te krijgen, vertelde hij DailyMail.com.

“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.”

“At times, we must fight fire with fire to avoid getting burnt. Obstacles and challenges keep the fire in our soul burning bright. Everything in life that happens is pushing us down the road we’re meant to be on. Along that long road, look to the side and you’ll see all the important people in your life holding a piece of your heart. Collect those pieces as you continue your journey and reflect on your value and blessings. At times we all must remember that even the darkest of nights, the stars still shine and the sun will soon rise again.” @officialminihulk #minihulk #overcome #blessed #firefighter #dedicated #determined #nevergiveup #travel #greensburg #nooffseason #grow #athlete #abs #adversity #answerthecall #nolimits #beast #believe #beastmode #olympia #officialminihulk #planning #pgh #mybrand #motivation #custom #clothing #bespoken #thick #wide

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“Yeah, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalms 23:4 I am a body builder but I am also a firefighter at heart. Do what you love and any boundary that is there, forget about it and overcome it. I will volunteer my time when I can even if it is for an hour or 2. I am 4’2″ physically but I will stand 6’2″ when needed. Everyday is a gift and it is never guaranteed. When people are in distress, my size will never be an issue and I will never fear for god walks with me on every call. Believe. #iam5percent #5percentnutrition #firefighter #enginecompany #gfd3 #beast #minihulk #officialminihulk #dedicated #inspiration #inspire #nooffseason #bodybuilding #grow #athlete #volunteer #strong #adventure #entrepreneur #otomix #dwarfism @1dayumay @5percentnutrition @c_no5 @big_c_green @guycisternino @liquidsunrayz @official_otomix @6packbags

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