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Robert Oberst - The Making Of The American Monster

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Robert Oberst is the professional strongman known as “The American Monster”. He has competed in Strongman all around the world since 2012, including America’s Strongest Man, the Arnold Classic and five times in the World’s Strongest Man, twice placing as a finalist. Today Robert stars on the History Channel television show The Strongest Man In History, alongside Brian Shaw, Nick Best and Eddie Hall, while travelling the world promoting strongman with his catchphrase “Strong and Pretty”.

Robert Oberst is a professional strongman known as “The American Monster”. He has competed in Strongman all around the world since 2012, including America’s Strongest Man, the Arnold Classic and five times in the World’s Strongest Man, twice placing as a finalist. Today, Robert stars on the History Channel television show “The Strongest Man In History”, alongside Brian Shaw, Nick Best and Eddie Hall, while travelling the world promoting strongman with his catchphrase “Strong and Pretty”.

In this London Real episode, Robert discusses how he got into Strongman competitions in the first instance, why people love watching it and what his post-Strongman career looks like.

Born on December 20, 1984, in Santa Cruz, California, Robert Oberst’s journey into strength sports began at a young age. Growing up with a passion for athletics, Oberst initially pursued a career in American football. He played as an offensive lineman, utilising his formidable size and strength on the gridiron. However, it was in the world of strongman competitions that Oberst would truly discover and showcase his extraordinary physical prowess.

Robert Oberst’s transition to strongman competitions was a natural evolution of his athletic journey. Drawn to the challenge of pushing the limits of human strength, Oberst quickly made a name for himself in the strongman community. His early success and rapid rise in the ranks showcased not only his physical abilities but also his dedication to mastering the unique challenges posed by strongman events.

Oberst’s strongman career is punctuated by numerous notable achievements and memorable performances in competitions around the world. His participation in prestigious events such as the World’s Strongest Man and the Arnold Strongman Classic solidified his status as one of the premier strongmen on the global stage. Oberst’s achievements include impressive displays of strength in events like the deadlift, log lift, and stone lifting – showcasing a well-rounded skill set in various disciplines.

Beyond his prowess in competitions, Robert Oberst’s charismatic personality and engaging presence have earned him a significant following. His openness about the challenges he faced in his personal and professional life has resonated with fans, humanising the larger-than-life strongman figure. Oberst’s media appearances, including interviews, podcasts, and television features, have further endeared him to audiences and contributed to the growing popularity of strongman as a sport.

Like many athletes in physically demanding sports, Robert Oberst has faced his share of injuries. A notable incident occurred in 2018 when Oberst tore his bicep during a strongman competition. The setback required surgery and extensive rehabilitation, testing Oberst’s resilience and determination. However, his recovery and subsequent return to competitive form underscored not only his physical strength but also his mental fortitude.

Robert Oberst’s influence extends beyond the strongman arena. Leveraging his popularity and expertise, he has ventured into various entrepreneurial and media pursuits. Oberst has hosted a podcast, “Oberst’s Gym,” where he shares insights into training, nutrition, and the strongman lifestyle. Additionally, he has collaborated with fitness brands and developed his own line of merchandise, connecting with fans on a personal level.

Robert Oberst’s impact on the strongman community is characterised not only by his competitive achievements but also by his role as an ambassador for the sport. His engaging presence, willingness to share his journey, and dedication to promoting the strongman lifestyle have contributed to the growing popularity of strongman competitions. Oberst’s influence has inspired a new generation of athletes to embrace the challenges of strength sports.

Robert Oberst’s journey in the world of strongman competitions exemplifies the intersection of raw physical power, resilience, and charismatic leadership. As a towering figure in both stature and influence, Oberst continues to leave an indelible mark on the sport. Whether competing on the global stage, sharing his experiences through media, or connecting with fans, Robert Oberst stands as a symbol of strength, determination, and the enduring spirit of the strongman community.

Chapters

00:00 | Trailer
02:30 | Brian’s thoughts on the episode
03:29 | Brian’s introduction
04:01 | Robert enjoys being in London where he once paid homage to Thomas Topham
07:26 | The trouble making, prankster, strongmen
08:53 | Strongest Man in History TV show is fun and pays respect to strong men in the past
11:04 | Characterisation of a strong man
15:58 | How Robert got into Strongman competition
24:50 | What he learnt about people from being a doorman
31:15 | Starting out in Strongman, exercises and techniques
45:42 | The dark years until the birth of his son changed everything
50:27 | Why people love watching Strongman
56:35 | The main thing he has learnt from being on Strongest Man in History
1:01:52 | The deadlift – what he thought when Eddie Hall did it and what he thinks of it in general
1:12:54 | Weighing the risk versus reward in Strongman
1:16:36 | Lifting the Dinnie stones in Scotland for the Strongest Man in History show
1:26:30 | Robert’s thoughts on Brian Shaw, Eddie Hall and Nick Best and others in the sport
1:27:43 | Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and upcoming strongmen including Iron Biby1:35:25 What Robert wants from his career over the next few years and his ultimate aspiration and goal
1:39:52 | Life after Strongman
1:44:40 | What he knows as a truism that other people try to debate about diet
1:53:39 | Andr√© the Giant and Robert’s hopes for the Strongest Man in History to go into a second series
1:56:43 | What it is like to be in the film business
1:58:51 | Robert’s daily routine
2:02:18 | What is Robert’s superpower
2:03:44 | The best and worst days of his life
2:17:52 | What scares him
2:19:03 | What keeps him awake at night
2:23:44 | Success secrets
2:24:54 | Best advice ever received
2:27:18 | Brian’s summing up.

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