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FUEL: The 20,000-Calorie Strongman Diet

In an average day, professional strongman Robert "Obie" Oberst consumes up to 20,000 calories to power himself through hours of punishing training. He shows us what fuels his intense lifestyle, from the gym to the kitchen.

by Robert Oberst
Sep 10 2017, 2:00pm

In this episode of FUEL, a new series dedicated to the high-performance diets of athletes, we follow Robert Oberst—aka Obie—one of America's leading professional strongmen, holder of the American record in the Log Lift, and eater extraordinaire. In an average day, Obie consumes 15,000–20,000 calories to power himself through hours of punishing training.

Click here to make Obie's Pasta Asciutta.

From the gym to the kitchen, Obie shows us the kind of fuel he needs in order to stay at the top of his sport.


This first appeared on MUNCHIES in October 2014.