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Robert Oberst Biography
Robert Oberst is an American professional strongman and actor from Santa Cruz California. He was awarded his “Pro Card” at the 2012 Dallas Europa Amateur Strongman Competition.
Oberst is a yearly competitor of the World’s Strongest Man competition and a finalist in the 2013 World’s Strongest Man and 2018 World’s Strongest Man competitions. He was nicknamed “O.B.” since 2nd grade.
Oberst is representing the USA at the 2019 Tachi Palace World’s Strongest Man. The 2019 competition is his 6th WSM appearance where he hopes to make it into the Final. Oberst, Brian Shaw, Eddie Hall, and Nick Best will take on some of the most legendary feats of strength recorded throughout history.
Having being born in Santa Cruz, he attended high school at Aptos High School in Aptos. He graduated from Western Oregon University in 2008. After school, he gave the NFL a shot, was not lucky because he did not make the cut. He got into bouncing at a nightclub soon after.
There, one of his coworkers introduced him to the world of Strongman competitions and encouraged him to train for the events. Four months later, he received his Pro-Card.
Robert Oberst Age
Oberst was born on 20 December 1984 in Santa Cruz, California United States. He is 34 years old as of 2018.Robert Oberst Photo
Robert Oberst Family
Oberst was born in a huge family of ten kids being the eighth one. His mother is a cancer survivor and that’s why Obie wears the pink Chuck Taylors. Since the pink stands out, Obie wants to bring awareness to this cause.
Robert’s father is an army veteran whereas his brother is in the army. He likes visiting different bases and also hanging out with service members as much as I can.
Robert Oberst Wife
Robert is married and he has a son named Atlas. Oberst considers himself a family guy and he likes spending his time between training and spending time with his family.
Robert Oberst Football
At Aptos, he played football and track and field, lettering four times in football and once in track and field. He went on playing football at the collegiate level at Western Oregon University majoring in history.
Robert Oberst Diet
Robert has a sponsor making his meals. His sponsor is Elite Supplements, based out of New Braunfels, Texas. He haves his main meals, lunch, and dinner. He also takes his ProMera Whey Pro80 shakes and Alpha Recovery.
For most of his power, Obie takes lean meats, lots of vegetables and then good carbs like rice and sweet potatoes.
Robert Oberst Height
Mr. Strongman stands at a height of 201 cm (6 ft 7 in).
Robert Oberst Weight
Oberst weighs 186 kg (410 lb).
Robert Oberst Record
In the gym
- Deadlift – 880 lb (400 kg)
- Bench press – 650 lb (290 kg)
- Squat – 950 lb (430 kg)
- Overhead press – 490 lb (220 kg)
- Log Lift – 465 lb (211 kg) – American record, done at the Arnold Strongman Classic Australia 2015.
- Deadlift – 750 lb (340 kg) for 4 reps – Done at America’s Strongest Man 2013.
Robert Oberst Training
Oberst is his own coach and he trains with two other guys. They spot each other, work in sets, and program-design based on the events. His co-worker who introduced him to the competitions still trains with him.
Before competitions, he trans with explosiveness because the events require power. He works out hard only four days a week.
Robert Oberst Merch | Robert Oberst Strong and Pretty
Oberst is best described in his own words: “STRONG and PRETTY”
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