|Robert Oberst Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||December 20, 1984|
Robert Oberst is an American professional strongman, former dancer, bodybuilder, and TV personality, who has regularly competed in the World’s Strongest Man competitions. He was also the star of TV series The Strongest Man in History alongside Nick Best, Eddie Hall, and Brian Shaw starting in 2019.
Obie, The American Monster
Santa Cruz, California, United States
Texas, United States
He attended Aptos High School in Aptos, California, United States.
Robert then majored in history from the Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon, United States in 2008.
Professional Strongman, TV Personality, Former Dancer, Bodybuilder
- Father – Jim Oberst
- Mother – Kathy Oberst
- Siblings – Dave Oberst (Brother), Mike Oberst (Brother), James Oberst (Brother), Sean Oberst (Brother), Wendy Oberst (Sister), Amanda Oberst (Sister), Julia Oberst (Sister), Jamie Oberst (Sister)
- Others – He has 23 nephlings.
His wife is also his manager.
6 ft 7 in or 200.5 cm
186 kg or 410 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Robert Oberst has dated –
- Kristin Oberst – The couple has a son named Atlas Bear Oberst, who was born in 2015.
Race / Ethnicity
- Tribal tattoos on both arms
- Rugged looks
- Towering height
- Bodybuilder physique
13 (UK) or 14 (US) or 47 (EU)
Robert Oberst has endorsed brands such as American Monsters Supplements and Bunker Branding Co.
He has also appeared in a TV commercial for 5-Hour Energy.
He believes in reincarnation.
Robert Oberst Facts
- He was always taller than his peers and friends.
- On his 12th birthday, he weighed 220.5 lbs or 100 kg and was 6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm tall.
- He was a swing dance competitor growing up. He won his last trophy at the age of 19.
- During one summer, Robert grew 7 inches or around 17.5 cm and decided to focus on sports other than dancing.
- He played football and track and field during high school and continued playing football at college. He tried out of the NFL but didn’t make the cut.
- Robert worked as a night club bouncer after he graduated college. During one work night, his colleague introduced him to Strongmen competition where he himself competed as an amateur.
- During his 1st workout session, Robert broke the amateur record in log pressing, which was around 150 kg or 330.5 lbs at the time.
- Robert obtained his Strongman “Pro Card” after only 4 months of training at the 2012 Dallas Europa Amateur Strongman competition.
- Before heading to his 1st World’s Strongest Man, Robert stated he ate 3.5 lbs of meat every day. He also ate 6 cups of rice, pasta, and a lot of complex carbohydrates. Robert added that he never ate dairy or cheese, possibly because he was lactose intolerant.
- At the 2013 America’s Strongest Man competition, he deadlifted 750 lbs or 340 kg for 4 reps and finished in 2nd place.
- In a log press exercise, he lifted 465 lbs or 211 kg above his head at the 2015 Arnold Classic Australia, thus breaking the American record.
- Robert has suffered severe lower back pain in 2015. He stated he always needed at least 15 to 20 minutes after waking up to loosen up and start walking.
- In 2016, he tore his bicep in half and nearly lost his career because he needed 3 years to recover.
- A fellow strongman, Rob Kearney, broke his log press record in April 2019 when he lifted 471 lbs or 213.5 kg. Robert, when he heard the news, swore to break not only the American record but also the world record of 502.5 lb or 228 kg, held by Žydrūnas “Big Z” Savickas.
- His mom is a breast cancer survivor. Whenever possible, Robert wears something pink to commemorate her battle.
- He was homeless for a period of time.
- His biggest motivation in life is for his son, Atlas, to say “My dad is the strongest man in America” when he turns 15.
- Robert once joked he would start writing Bohemian poetry in the mountains after he’s done being a strongman.
- He described himself as having “a gypsy soul” because he cannot seem to stay with 1 idea or job for too long.
- Although not official, Robert’s personal best records include a 950 lbs or 431 kg squat, 880 lbs or 399 kg deadlift, 650.5 lbs or 295 kg bench press, and 485 lbs or 220 kg overhead press.
- Robert’s “cheat” foods include Texas barbecue, peach cobbler, and pizza.
- His glove size is 3XL.
Featured Image by oberstpac / Flickr / CC BY-2.0