My Unconventional Life: Meet the "World's Strongest Mom"

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Meet Aleesha Young, who has been a professional bodybuilder for half her life. But despite all the hard work that goes into preparing for competitions, her biggest accomplishment is being a wife and a mother. With biceps over 18 inches and quads over 28 inches, Young may be considered the World's Strongest Mom. 

"I think people in the fitness world are surprised that I'm a mom because it's pretty rare at my level of female bodybuilding," Young explained to AOL Lifestyle. 

"I knew that being a mom was a number one priority for me -- it had to happen for me," she continued. "I couldn't give the sport everything I needed to until I had my little girl." After Olivia was born, it took Young 10 months to get back into competitive shape.

And now, Olivia even helps out with her mom's fitness routine by adding weight to her mom's pushups and lunges. See more of Young's unconventional story in the video above! 

U.S. Olympic Gymnasts: Then and Now
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U.S. Olympic Gymnasts: Then and Now
Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wiber and Alexandra Raisman in 2012
McKayla Maroney in 2012
McKayla Maroney in 2018
Aly Raisman in 2012
Aly Raisman in 2019
Gabby Douglas in 2012
Gabby Douglas in 2018
Kyla Ross in 2012
Kyla Ross in 2019
Jordyn Wieber in 2012
Jordyn Wieber in 2019
Alicia Sacramone, Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Samantha Peszek, Chellsie Memmel and Bridget Sloan in 2008
Shawn Johnson in 2008
Shawn Johnson in 2019
Nastia Liukin in 2008
Nastia Liukin in 2019
Bridget Sloan in 2009
Bridget Sloan in 2019
Samantha Peszek in 2008
Samantha Peszek in 2019
Chellsie Memmel in 2008
Chellsie Memmel in 2019
Alicia Sacramone in 2008
Alicia Sacramone in 2019

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