It is not every day you come across a 6-year-old with a ‘chiseled physique’ so it is understandable why internet users are stunned by Arat Hosseini.
Hosseini is considered an Instagram star, soccer prodigy or expert gymnast by many following him on Instagram.
He caught the public eye a couple of years ago when a video of what many originally assumed was a girl dribbling opponents on the soccer pitch went viral on social media. That ‘girl’ turned out to be a long, dark-haired Iranian boy whose father had been training to become an athlete since before he could walk.
When photos of his tiny six-pack abs and videos of his training routines went viral on social media, the young boy has since become an internet sensation.
It is reported that Hosseini’s father Mohammed started training him as a toddler as the boy started doing gymnastics since he was only 9-months-old.
By the time he was two-years-old, he had already appeared in international publications.
The child went on to discover soccer and has proved very skillful at it but what usually gets him the most attention is his physique.
The 6-year-old wonder-boy dreams of one day playing for Spanish soccer club Barcelona and have already been praised by his favorite player, Lionel Messi.
The 6-year-old leaves many amazed with his great physique boasting of a prominent six-pack, impressive biceps, shoulder muscles and pectorals.
His admirers have since crowned him the world’s strongest 6-year-old.
With over 4 million followers on Instagram, he is one of the famous kids on the social media platform and he gets about 1 million likes on his posts.
The Iranian born Hosseini now lives in Liverpool so he can train at Liverpool Academy.
“After realizing my son’s talents, at the suggestion of those around me, I opened a page on Instagram, which was extraordinarily welcomed not only in Iran but also abroad,” Mohammad Hosseini told Iran Front Page.
Slammed by some for pushing his son too hard and depriving him of his childhood, for financial gains Mohammed has denied it all by saying the child has always been interested in athletic activities.
As a father, he only helped guide Hosseini by training him. He has always claimed that he has acted in the best interests of his son.