‘World’s strongest toddler’ Mini Hulk unrecognisable after ditching the weights

The "world's strongest toddler" previously dubbed Mini Hulk is unrecognisable after the bodybuilder traded in his weights for ice hockey.

Liam Hoekstra, from Michigan, United States, had stunned members of the public previously with his ripped physique and six pack at just three years old.

The toddler, who could perform pull-ups at just a year old and had a chiselled chest two years later, has traded in packing on muscle for a chance on the ice instead.

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Recent photos of the medical mystery show him adorned in ice hockey garb, with his time in the Amateur Hockey League providing a very different view of Liam's life.

Liam, who turned 19 on September 1, was seemingly a member of the Muskegon Junior Jacks, according to his ice hockey jersey seen in recent photos of the Mini Hulk.

The youngster shot to fame back in 2014 after he starred in The World's Strongest Toddler, a documentary where doctors examined his "medical mystery".

His super strength secret was explored by boffins at the time, who found it perplexing how an 18-month old child could easily move furniture around, The Sun reported.

Doctors eventually found Liam possessed an extremely rare genetic condition called Myosatin gene mutation.

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Only one other case in the world has been documented so far, but those with the gene change are left with 40% more muscle mass than the average child.

Very little body fat remains on those who have the gene rarity, though it appears Liam is putting his to good use in bouts of ice hockey.

A superhuman case like Liam's has drawn few comparisons, but the closest so far has been a Belgian cattle farm where "supercows" were found.

The animals were believed to be suffering from "double-muscling", leaving them built up with bulky muscles and an insanely tough physique.

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