The American Monster features Robert Oberst’s incredible body transformation from nightclub bouncer to 200-pound strongman

ROBERT Oberst’s career has grown from a college football star to a world-class strongman.

The 38-year-old, a giant at 1.80 meters tall and 180 kilograms, was a dominant and popular force in the strongman community for a decade.

Colonel is nicknamed "The American Monster"


Colonel is nicknamed “The American Monster”Credit: Hector Vivas/The Strongest Man Alive
He previously held the American log lift record


He previously held the American log lift recordCredit: Hector Vivas/The Strongest Man Alive

It is said that she was already 1.80 meters tall and weighed 220 pounds at the age of only twelve giants liveWhen Colonel graduated from high school in 2003, he already weighed 300 pounds.

He then played as an offensive lineman for Western Oregon University before trying his hand at MAS wrestling.

And it turns out that if Strongman hadn’t failed, wrestling might have been a viable plan B as Oberst went undefeated in 2013.

Anyway, after a friend and then-nightclub bouncer suggested he try Strongman — like that The strongest man in the world – It seems he never looked back.

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Between 2012 and 2022, Oberst competed in nineteen competitions, including nine podium finishes and an International Strongman Federation win in 2017.

During his career, he reached the WSM eight times and twice qualified for the finals, finishing eighth.

Oberst was also the American log lift record holder, lifting 465 pounds in 2015.

However, he is perhaps best known as one of the four hosts on the History Channel series Strongest Man In History alongside fellow strongmen Eddie Hall, Brian Shaw and Nick Best.

On the show, the four traveled the world putting on legendary feats of strength while endearing themselves to fans with behind-the-scenes clips of them joking and pranking each other.

This playful side of Oberst is evident on social media, where he has nearly 900,000 Instagram followers, nearly 350,000 subscribers on YouTube, and nearly 30,000 Twitter followers.

Colonel announced his retirement from Strongman ShawStrength Podcast in December 2022.

Colonel is known for it "Strong and pretty" merchandise and his appearances on The Strongest Man In History


Oberst is known for his Strong and Pretty merchandise and his appearances in The Strongest Man Alive.Photo credit: INSTAGRAM/robertoberst


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