Watch What Happens When Kids Meet a Bodybuilder for the First Time

Maybe this is just me, but every once in a while when I sign into my YouTube channel I have really unexpectedly funny videos pop up in my “recommended videos” section. These videos are slightly different than my normal training focused videos and usually involve some form of strength sport or athlete, but with a slightly different twist like this funny video of Arnold Schwarzenegger working at Gold’s Gym.

Today, I was blessed with a video that was titled “Kids Meet a Body Builder”. Intrigued by the title, I clicked to watch and answer that burning question that I’m sure sits on the back of everyone’s mind: “What the hell do kids think when they meet a bodybuilder?”

So what happens next? An incredibly funny video featuring kids being kids wondering how the heck this guy has so much muscle. This guy of course, is Gabe Moen an NPC Nationally Competitive bodybuilder. Check it out below.

If you don’t have time to sit through the whole video, then I’ve included some of the best, funniest, and hard hitting questions from the segment below.

What’s a Bodybuilder?

  • Moen: Do you know what a bodybuilder is? 
  • Kid: Someone that builds with their body.

Moen’s Workout Habits

  • Kid: How much do you workout? 
  • Moen: The truth is I only train for an hour sometimes two a day, sometimes. I spend all my time in the kitchen eating.

On Moen’s Favorite Food and Bulking

  • Kid: What’s your favorite food? 
  • Moen: Sushi
  • Kid: I also like sushi. Is sushi good for bulking? 
  • Moen: Yeah, sushi is good for bulking. 

Best Strength Feat

  • Kid: What’s the biggest weight that you’ve lifted? 
  • Moen: I’ve picked 700 lbs up off the ground.
  • Camera Woman: What do you think weighs 700 lbs? 
  • Kids: *Point straight at Moen*

Competition Prep

  • Kid: How do you prepare for a competition?
  • Moen: I have to eat less food and lift the same amount of weight.

Favorite Part of Bodybuilding (Real Talk)

  • Kid: What’s your favorite part of bodybuilding? 
  • Moen: My favorite part would be the structure and discipline that it has taught me for life in general.
  • Kid: So it’s actually helping you with life, too? 
  • Moen: That’s right.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully you got the same amount of enjoyment out of this video as I did. Outside of the pure curiosity the kids had for how this guy got so big, they asked some really great questions. It’s always interesting to see what kids think of strength sports and athletes, as these are typically things that are relatively foreign to them.

Feature image screenshot from HiHo YouTube channel. 

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Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as one of the full time writers and editors at BarBend. He's a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand. As of right now, Jake has published over 1,100 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake's bread-and-butter. On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength sport.Prior to BarBend, Jake worked for two years as a strength and conditioning coach for hockey and lacrosse players, and was a writer at the Vitamin Shoppe's corporate office. Jake regularly competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a weightlifting shoe sneaker head. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in Hoboken and New York City.