Every now and then, someone with freakishly massive and developed quads comes along and we’re in awe because it’s obviously not as common as you’d think. And while we still consider Tom Platz to be the G.O.A.T. of quad development like how many still consider Michael Jordan to be the G.O.A.T. of basketball, we can’t help but acknowledge greatness when we see it.
Allow us to introduce you to Robert Forstemann from Germany, who might just be the next Quadzilla. One look at his legs and you might think they’re photoshopped but that’s not the case. And what’s crazy about his insane leg development is that he isn’t even a professional bodybuilder… what?!
Forstemann is a champion track cyclist whose gigantic wheels went viral after a social media post during the 2012 Olympics in London that showed how massive his quads were compared to the quads of his teammate Andre Greipel, who is, by the way, no slouch in that department.
It’s apparent that Forstemann has superior leg genetics and something we don’t see every day, even in elite bodybuilders. But let’s not ignore his upper body development either because he does have a very impressive physique overall, and obviously trains hard. It’s just that his 29-inch (his legs might even be bigger than that) legs stand out and he’s well aware.
Those legs don’t slow him down either as Forstemann has competed at a high level, winning several competitions and a World Championship in the team sprint in 2010.
He even took on a 700w toaster several years back to see if he could generate enough force to power it. Well, not surprisingly, he toasted a slice of white bread by generating 0,012kWh of power but it wasn’t easy, even for a professional cyclist with legs like a pro bodybuilder.
“Nobody can believe if you do it at the breakfast inside the toaster, nobody can believe how much work it is to toast it. I know it now! It’s crazy. It’s f-ing hard”
This was part of a graduation project from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts filmed in Stockholm, Sweden. Check it out below…
Forstemann utilizes compound movements such as squats, deadlifts, leg press, kettlebell swings, box jumps, sled pushes, plus he utilizes leg extensions. He’s darn strong too, being able to squat 220kg/ 485lbs for reps as shown in the vide below.
Watch him train legs with a bodybuilder…
Here’s a photo of Forstemann with German IFBB pro bodybuilder Markus Ruhl at FIBO 2018.
“Quadzilla” may just be a fitting name for Robert Forstemann (at least we think so). But he’ll have to share the nickname with the many “Quadzillas” roaming the earth and the legends such as Tom Platz, and Paul Demayo who will always be known as Quadzilla for their legendary leg development.
What do you think? Is Robert Forstemann deserving of the name “Quadzilla”?