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As a frequent World's Strongest Man competitor and finalist, Robert Oberst isn't afraid of a heavy workout—but his latest physical challenge is, in his own words, "ridiculous." In a new video on his channel, Oberst sets himself the task of pulling and pushing a sled for an entire mile. And to make it as hard as possible, he loads up the prowler with 400 pounds' worth of plates, the equivalent of his own bodyweight.
The mile will consist of Oberst completing 27 laps of 200 yards each, pushing the sled forward and dragging it in reverse with the help of a harness to go back in the opposite direction.
"There's no way in the world this is going to be easy," he says. "But if it is, if for some reason I'm just the ****ing Hercules of today and this is easy, we'll add weight to it... Stay tuned for the scene where I'm throwing up."
And then, with "one regretful step," Oberst is away.
"I can go forward all day," he says. "But backwards, holy crap. I'm dying, I'm shaking, my body is already telling me to stop. I guess I didn't think we were going to get a whole mile without having to pay some kind of price... This is going to get bad... It's going to get gross and dirty, but we're going to make it."
While Oberst acknowledges that he can use his bodyweight to help haul the sled in the pulling portions, he adds that his legs are still struggling to hold up his bodyweight—but after 27 long, long laps, he completes the challenge.
"That was ridiculous," he says. "I've never done anything like that in my entire life."
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