Jake Schellenschlager, 14, can lift more than twice his weight — a feat that impresses powerlifting aficionados but worries some pediatricians, who believe that the sport poses risks to developing bodies.
May, 15, 2013 Jake Schellenschlager, 14, trains with weights at World Gym in Glen Burnie, Md., a few days before a competition. Jake started going to the gym with his father when he was 12, after his parents split up. Then one day, he met the gym’s owner and began training in a more serious way. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post Buy Photo